Even though automation has become such an integral part of our lives, new innovations in automation have not become as mainstream for food manufacturers as compared to other industries. Automation such as collaborative robots (or cobots for short) can provide a wide range of benefits to food manufacturers, so it is important to continually review these advances in technology and see how they can fit into your food production process.
One of the great things about modern automation for food production and food manufacturing is that its applications have grown immensely over the past few years. Now, food manufacturers can experience automation beyond simple conveyors alone, and they can leverage innovative technology like cobots or visual scanners to take their production to the next level.
Here are some common applications that food manufacturers have already started to adopt into their production process:
- Robotic tray and pan handling
- Targeted robotic depositing, filling and spraying
- Robotic primary packaging
- Robotic secondary packaging
- Robot pick and place
- Robotic palletizing
Overall, automation can provide many benefits to food manufacturers and food production plants, such as improved productivity, more consistent product quality, increased workplace safety, and reduced labor costs. Not only that, but automation can also be integrated at different levels to best match your needs, while still maintaining the high-quality taste that you strive to preserve. If you’d like to see some examples of food automation in action, please watch the videos at the bottom of this page.
If you’re in need of a robotics integrator, Apex Motion Control has in-house experts available to talk about your business needs. With Apex’s help, you can discover an automation solution that works best for you, such as our Baker-Bot, to take your food production/manufacturing business to the next level. Contact our cobot experts today at firstname.lastname@example.org.