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Food: Automation solutions for reliable, efficient processes

In food production in particular, it is essential to efficiently use the raw materials obtained. ‘Impulse - the ifm show’ illustrates the path from raw material to final product, with this episode focusing specifically on safe processing of dairy products.

Topics of this episode

  • The benefits of automation in the food industry (0:00-7:19)
  • Use Case: DeLaval uses 3D camera O3D for gentle milking process (7:20-9:19)
  • Automation solutions for the production processes (9:20-16:35)
  • Interview with Pierre-Henri Guillot (Danone) about plant based milk products (16:34-20:07)

Alongside products made from animal milk, plant-based alternatives, after years of niche existence, are by now enjoying growing popularity. How do manufacturers respond to this increasing demand? What role does digitalisation play in this production environment, which is still in its infancy? ‘Impulse - the ifm show’ discussed these topics with one of the leading suppliers of animal-based and plant-based dairy products.

Find out in this episode!


  • Host:

Philipp Erbe is the host of the ifm magazine Impulse.

As an editor in the company’s product communication, he has in-depth knowledge of ifm’s hardware and software products as well as customer demands on automation and digitalisation solutions.


  • Guests:

Gregor Schwarz

Gregor Schwarz has been working for the ifm sales team since 2017 and is currently focusing his expertise as Senior Sales Engineer in the Food & Beverage segment on beverage applications in Southern Germany.

Before joining ifm, he worked for more than 25 years in maintenance, energy supply and project management in the beverage industry and now has his customers’ projects benefit from his knowledge.


Jean-François Clavreul

Jean-François Clavreul has been working for ifm for 31 years. As a Global Key Account Manager, one of his main tasks is to develop the worldwide business of Food Key Accounts from France.


Pierre-Henri Guillot

Pierre-Henri Guillot works for Danone, one of the largest suppliers of food and beverages worldwide. He has been with the company in France for 23 years now. He works as a Project Manager for Performance and Automation in the field of Dairy Engineering and Plant-based Products.

He is a fan of safety, technologies, performance and whatever can make people’s life easier at work.

Impulse - the ifm show for you

Experience automation in an unprecedented form. The ifm show Impulse highlights the most important trends and topics in automation. We talk about industry-specific challenges and present answers – from innovative products to holistic solutions. While also showing a series of successful automation examples from the real world, we let both our experts and our customers have their say in equal measure. Information meets inspiration - welcome to Impulse!