Robots and the food industry: It's a match made in heaven.
Robots are clean, safe, and consistent. They offer unmatched flexibility. They perform tedious jobs and endure cold and hot temperatures. Because of these advantages, more and more robot systems are being integrated to palletize, pick and place, load and unload food.
Explore the top reasons why food and robot system integrations work so well together.
Increased Throughput: Robot systems perform with consistency and speed. This makes them ideal for food production. With robots there are fewer mistakes and health concerns, so every application is accelerated - increasing throughput.
Greater Cleanliness: Simply put, robots are cleaner than humans. The arms of food robots have internally routed cables and sealed joints. They can be sprayed down with high-power hoses and food cleaning products.
Robot system integrations are able to handle nearly every aspect of food production, so humans never come in direct contact with the food. This raises product standards and safeguards against food poisoning.
Hazardous Environments: Hot ovens and freezing temperatures are common within the food production industry. Specially integrated robot systems can handle hazardous environments. Protective warming suits keep lubricants functioning in cold temperatures. Special heat-resistant materials allow robots to work near ovens.
Better Scalability: Robot system integrations are scalable, meaning they can be adjusted to accommodate product changes. Scalability is an important element in the food world, because products and packaging change constantly. With a simple EOAT switch and programming, robots can easily perform more than one application.
The flexibility doesn't end with applications and dexterous EOAT. The majority of industrial robots can be mounted to different places - floor, ceiling, wall, at an angle. This provides a lot of flexibility when it comes to part accessibility.
Protection for Workers - Food production can be a tough job. It requires repetitive movements, consistency, and precision. Workers have to work in close proximity to high heat or in refrigerated or freezer environments.
With robots, you can save your workers from the drudgery and wear and tear of material handling jobs and avoid high insurance and accident costs. Robot system integrations offer safe, tireless performance.
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