On BBC.com, Veronique Greenwood has written a great article on her Taste of Tomorrow column about delta robots. These high speed pick and place robots are use throughout the food production industry. They are highly versatile, able to handle jobs only humans could do not long ago. PHC’s food grade conveyor systems are often integrated with delta robots.
Automation in the food industry has moved far beyond the simple labelling machines and conveyor belts you may be familiar with. Now intelligent robotic arms perform dazzling movements and expert feats of coordination, getting everything from frozen fish chunks to cookies swiftly into their packaging. It's not a side of processed foods you see that much, but it is everywhere.