Ever since the introduction of unmanned robots capable of flying called drones was invented, they are being used in every single industry on the planet. Drones have a wide range of applications and these mini helicopters can be easily controlled using a device, which is very much similar to a joystick. The user-friendliness of drones has made it easier to be incorporated in almost every field without the need for any specific training to handle the drone. These drones are used in many industries and can aid humans in various activities like surveillance, photography and more. However, the true potential of drones s to use them in the Food Processing Industry. Using robots in the food industry has greatly enhanced the quality of the food by accurately monitoring various parameters of the food.
European food mostly comprises of fish and meat products, besides a healthy amount of green leafy vegetables. Besides contributing a lot to the cultivation of green crops, the people who take up fish farming or pisciculture also have several advantages through the applications of robotics in food processing. These drones help in monitoring the quality of water, which is one of the most basic requirements in the fish farming. The quality of water decides the growth of the fish and their taste. Also with the recent advancements in the drone technology, it has been possible to measure the size of fishes through drones equipped with laser beams. With these data, farmers can take the necessary steps to improve the size of the fishes, which helps in improving their profits. The use of such advanced technology has greatly reduced the losses encountered by farmers as well as helped them to take prompt action in time to achieve higher yields. Although these drones are slightly expensive, they can increase the profit earned by these farmers in several folds. These drones also help in monitoring the quality of water, which helps farmers in deciding the right time to replace the water in the fish farms for enhanced growth of fishes.
Accurate Spraying of Chemicals
The usage of robotics in food processing has unlocked a newer dimension in the field of food processing. Robots are known for their power to deliver precise and accurate data. These data can help farmers in a lot of ways to improve the quality of the food crops as well as to reduce their expenditure on Chemicals and other pesticides. Drones can be used to tell the farmers exactly where to spray the chemicals for better absorption Also, few robots in food industry can actually spray the chemicals in specific zones at particular angles. This greatly helps in reducing the number of chemicals used in agriculture thereby helping farmers use the right amount of chemicals like pesticides and ores that are required for crops. This not only helps the farmers in reducing the expenditure but also helps in consuming these food crops, as these food products will contain a relatively lower quantity of chemicals. Also, the reduced use of chemicals can also reduce the damage done to the environment as well as can reduce the degradation of soil quality.
Besides helping the farmers to locate the perfect spot to spray chemicals, the benefits of embracing robotics in food processing industry can prove to a profitable move for most of the farmers. One of the most important requirements in the cultivation of food crops is monitoring the food crops during different stages of cultivation. The farmers need to constantly monitor the soil conditions like water content in the soil, dryness, pests in the soil and take necessary countermeasures to make sure the product is not affected by any of these factors.
This can be easily done by using drones in the food processing industry. These drones can provide farmers with accurate data about the soil conditions, which will help the farmers to decide what quantity of chemicals should be used based on the conditions of the soil. Also, drones are able to provide the farmers with accurate details about the crops, crop height, the number of crops, the color of leaves which cannot be provided by the satellite images. Also, such drones in the food processing industry provide farmers with real-time data which is the most essential requirement in food processing.
In the ancient days, farmers used to walk amidst the crops in their field and carry a tank on their back loaded with chemicals. Although these tanks helped farmers in spraying the chemicals without damaging the crops, their range was very limited. This essentially meant that most of the crops received less amount of chemicals than required which affected the growth of these crops. Since the introductions of drones in the European food processing industry, spraying the right amount of chemicals is no more a difficult task. These drones have brought in automation in the food industry, thereby reducing the need for manpower in the industry. There are various drones, which are capable of carrying chemical fertilizers and automatically spray them on the crops at specific angles, which makes it easier to spray the chemicals on all crops. This type of automation in the food industry can greatly help farmers to spray chemicals on the crops with the help of a small gadget, thereby reducing the need for skilled manpower in the industry.
The agricultural industry sees big advantages in the overall usage of drones for food suppliers. It is considered that drones can significantly change the world we are used to living in. Is it better?