Automation technology has come a long way in recent years. From advances in robots to the application of industry 4.0 in new sectors, organisations are embracing automation. Robotic technology considered “experimental” just a few years ago will soon be commercially viable for even small manufacturers, and it’s expected that increasing numbers of food and beverage producers will adopt new technologies as part of a global shift towards their use.
In this article, we’re explaining the advantages of food factory automation, potential pitfalls, and how best to implement new technologies in your food factory.
What is food factory automation?
Food factory automation refers to the use of automated processes within a food manufacturing environment. This can be anything from a relatively simple automated conveyor system operating on sensors, to hi-tech robots that are programmed to replicate human workers.
Examples of automation in the food industry include:
– MES systems
– Mechanical handling automation
– Automated picking and placing
– Automated batch processing
– Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
– Palletising processes
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