Robotics Food Packaging

SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) robots are generally used for packaging and processing of foods and beverages. Their low cost, small footprint and high throughput rates grasp the attention of manufactures to adopt it and improve their efficiency much better. As robots do not feel lethargy from performing same tasks again and again, they are a best solution for primary packaging tasks such as bottle handling, bin picking, and tray loading. The main reason behind the growing implementation of robots for primary packaging is the increasing demand for more varied packaging, pack counts and retail-ready packaging.

Food packaging dominates global retail volumes with nearly 2 trillion units annually and beverage packaging ranks 2nd with just over 1 trillion units. In future food and beverage manufacturers plan to increase their use of robots on the primary packaging line up to 22%. This is due to the increased flexibility efficiency, and productivity that robots can provide on the primary packaging line. The beverage packaging industry is expected to grow to $26.3 billion in North America alone. From case packing to bundling and bagging, there are a variety of tasks a robot can perform in this area. Beverage manufacturers plan to increase usage of robots in secondary packaging lines to 22% by 2018, more than doubling the usage from 2013. Food manufacturers are also expected to more than double their usage. These delta-style robots feature proven end of arm tools ranging from vacuum grippers to clamps that are integrated with sensors so a robot knows if it is safely gripping a product.

  • Prevent food contamination
  • Picking and Packing Robots
  • In high demand for secondary packaging
  • Robotic Palletizing Systems

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