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Robot Helps Dairy Workers Make Havarti, Danbo

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Researcher Klavs Martin Srensen with the cheese robot.

Said Klavs Martin Sørensen of the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Food Science, "Dairies are excited about the robot because it provides a partner that can help them nip errors in the bud instead of at the end of the process, as is the

Credit: Anders Fjeldberg

A cheese robot created by Klavs Martin Sørensen at Denmark's University of Copenhagen is employed at Danish dairy company Arla to help with quality control.

The robot is deployed at an Arla dairy in the town of Taulov, where it reads cheeses' chemical makeup and quality by shining near-infrared light into the curd.

"It can notify a dairy within seconds if something is off, and how, for example, the dairy should adjust a cheese's recipe for it to be perfected again," Sørensen said.

The cheese robot will help dairies save time and money by enabling them to continuously retrieve data about product condition and quality, and also can be used to investigate the use of sustainable production methods.

From University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
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