The Fanuc M-2iA/3SL Robot
Food packaging is a process that used to be performed almost completely by hand. However, with the rise of robotics in the industrial world, companies like Fanuc Robotics have been producing food grade robot models like the Fanuc M-2iA/3SL to take over the packaging from human workers. These robots are able to work quicker and more nimbly to get food out to the consumer faster.
So, why is speed so important for food packaging? The easiest answer is that food spoils very quickly in some instances when it is left out of packaging for a long time. But, the M2iA/3SL is here to save the freshness of the foods we eat! By using this packaging robot, manufacturers are able to get food out to consumers at a faster rate, which means they are able to get the product as fresh as possible.
Another advantage of the small grippers of the M 2iA/3SL over human hands is just that – they are not human hands. They are sterilized, food grade robotic grippers, and they do not attract nearly as much dust, dirt or bacteria as human hands. Granted, humans do use gloves when packaging food, but how often have you needed to reach up and scratch your face or your neck while you were working? If a worker does that on the line, that bacteria is then transferred to the food. The grippers of the M2iA/3SL from Fanuc does not have that problem, which means that your customers will be safe from contaminants and your company’s reputation will remain intact.
Are you interested in learning more about food grade robots like the Fanuc M2iA/3SL or others in the Fanuc food grade line? If so, you should contact RobotWorx, a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including Fanuc Robotics. Our staff will work with you to help you build and design the best food packaging system on the market today.