At the beginning of the year FDX joined the IVLV an association of industrial partners for food processing technology and packaging. The association consists of more than 200 companies and research facilities who cooperatively do research, support and educate new scientists, connects members and work on collective challenges of their member companies.
We are glad to be part of the project commitee for the project BionicJet. A project which tries to simulate the hunting mechanism of the archerfish for the application of dynamic cleaning. The (banded) archerfish has a special hunting technique allowing him to “shoot” down prey from up to 3 m away with a jet of water. The jet is formed in a way that the front of the jet and the end almost hit their victim at the same time to maximize the impact. This dyamic jet mechanism sounds promising to maximize the impulse on surfaces and objects for cleaning applications and is similar to the dynamic effects of our nozzles.