Research shows that milk is one of the world’s largest foods. But how does the producer end up in our glass and is safe to drink? The path of milk until it reaches the consumer is great. The milk is stored in tanks for up to three days before being fed into a supermarket’s refrigerator or further processed.
This route, however, poses significant risks as microorganisms and alterations can adversely affect the quality of the product. These risks are reduced by Bosch, with a new milk control system, Sensor-based “Deepfield Connect” provides an extra quality assurance mechanism for milk and dairy producers. Let’s see how it works.
The milk storage and processing tanks (Silos) usually have many recesses sealed with plastic caps. Bosch equips these plastic covers with infrared sensors that collect measurement data and send them to Bosch IoT Cloud, where they are processed and then transferred to the dairy’s smart phone. In particular, Bosch sensors continuously measure the temperature of the milk while the various processing operations such as agitation, cleaning and cooling take place.
It is very important that the temperature of the milk does not exceed for several hours the 4 C. If this happens, then the number of microbes will increase and the milk will be unsuitable for consumption. In addition, when a cooling failure occurs, a Bosch app informs milk producers to act early before the milk is sour.
An important advantage of the Bosch Deepfield Connect control system is that it is also compatible with any milk tank of any model, manufacturer, and age. In this way, the older milk tanks are equipped with the most modern technology at low cost. Bosch’s new “Deepfield Connect” milk control system was first presented to the public at the Agritechnica exhibition, with its launch in the market for the beginning of 2018.