How Robotics and Automation is used in Food Industry

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Robotics in food industry is still something new for the food manufacturers or the hotel management industry. Robotics is mainly used to automate the processes in any industry, the food industry is also trying to evolve with the use of robotics. Automation is something the food and beverage industry is eager to make use of the technology. Many food manufacturers have already been making use of robotics to automate processes like packaging, cutting, serving, and so on.

The evolution of robotics in the food and beverages has changed the way in which food processing and food packaging have been looked out for. Robotics brings in better food safety and sanitation methods.

Robotics in Food Industry

Robotics technology is taking over almost all the processes in the food supply chain starting from the field to the kitchen. The tasks in the food industry starting from agriculture, manufacturing, packaging, and also in the kitchen. Below are the areas where robotics is taking over in the food sector:

  1. Food Processing:

Food processing is transforming agricultural into food materials. There are various processes that take place in factories. Most of the tasks are still being done by old machines, this would be the time to replace them with robots. Robots once programmed can do a set of tasks with no intervention of anyone. Robotics could be used in the process like cutting fruits or vegetables, meat, and also many other processes.

  1. Food Packaging:

Robots could benefit the food packaging industry. All the food materials once processed needs to be packed. Once the food is processed the robots can identify different items and pack them accordingly in a proper manner. There has always been a problem to add different items in a pack, robots would be the solution where the manufacturers can program a robot to identify a set of shapes and pack accordingly. This would be a great add-on to the food packaging industry.

Robotics in Food Preparation

The demand for industrial robots has been increasing in recent times. Robots are being integrated into food preparation in order to save time and space, as well as maintain cleanliness and safety. Hoteliers have been making use of robotics in the food preparation process. The food preparation process includes cutting of vegetables, meat, preparing dishes.

There has always been a problem of hygiene in the food preparation and the inclusion of robots can remove this from people. Robots are programmed and created in such way that that it has a set of cameras and sensor so that the robots will know where each thing is kept, according to the order the bot can create by itself with no help.

Many hoteliers have used robots even in serving food. Robots are programmed to serve the tables that the order has to reach. All the processes in the food supply chain can be automated with the help of robots.

Conclusion:

Robots are still a long way to be applicable in all the processes in the food supply chain. Slowly we can see robots being applicable in all the processes. In the near future, we can see more and more manufacturers making use of robots for all the processes in the food supply chain.

 

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