Advantages of Robots in Food Manufacturing
Robots have proven to be beneficial in various industries, including food manufacturing. At Robots.com, we offer a diverse range of industrial robots that can enhance payload, speed, accuracy, and vision performance. We also provide clean room robots that meet specific requirements. Contact our engineers today to kickstart your food handling application process.
Food manufacturing has grown into rather complex processes involving preparing, cooking, sorting, packaging and palletizing. Industrial food service robots are increasingly being integrated in order to save time and space, as well as improving cleanliness and safety.
Food manufacturing robots are commonly used in the dispensing, feed placement, cutting, packaging or casing of food, pick-and-placing products into containers, and sorting. Newer developments also allow for order picking, where an employee or customer is able to place an order electronically, and the food robot automatically fills that specific order.
For the packaging of food items, where speed, consistency or high levels of repetition are concerned, the food robots almost always win over humans in terms of efficiency. Robots are equipped with intelligent vision systems allowing the very specific placement of products on a belt to be done with incredible accuracy. Vision system robots are also utilized in sorting by color, shape or size.
At Robots.com, we incorporate industrial robots in numerous manufacturing processes, including food. Choosing the right robot depends on factors such as payload, speed, accuracy, and vision controls.
Additionally, we offer clean room robots that meet specific clean room specifications for your application needs:
- Dispensing Robots
- Pick and Place Robots
- Palletizing Robots
- Sorting iRVision Robots
- Order Picking Robots
- Clean Room Robots
The robots’ grip and vacuum tools have undergone significant development. The airflow vacuum tool is ideal for fragile items as it can pick them up without touching them. For products with uneven surfaces, the suction cup works best, while the vacuum gripper uses pressure difference for fast pickup. Finger grippers work well for cakes with loose particles. All tools should be easy to clean, change, and made from suitable materials.
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