Chapter 4. Automation in the Dairy Industry

  1. Trevor J. Britz1 and
  2. Richard K. Robinson2
  1. Evaggelos Doxanakis and
  2. Asterios Kefalas

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697634.ch4

Advanced Dairy Science and Technology

Advanced Dairy Science and Technology

How to Cite

Doxanakis, E. and Kefalas, A. (2008) Automation in the Dairy Industry, in Advanced Dairy Science and Technology (eds T. J. Britz and R. K. Robinson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697634.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

  2. 2

    Consultant in Food Science and Technology, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405136181

Online ISBN: 9780470697634



  • automation;
  • dairy industry;
  • automated systems;
  • mechanization;
  • safety considerations


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Brief History of automation in the dairy

  • Factors contributing to automation

  • Benefits of automation

  • Conceptual framework of an automated system

  • Stages in automation in the dairy

  • Lotus integrated safety System-A case study in the dairy industry

  • Automation at the enterprise level

  • Conclusions

  • References