When we think of robots in manufacturing, the automotive industry most readily comes to mind. However, robots play crucial roles in many industries, including the Food and Beverage industry. In fact, according to a recent market study released by Technavio, the global industrial robotics market in the food and beverage industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 29% by 2019.
Food manufacturing is a decidedly complex process involving preparing, cooking, sorting, packaging and palletizing. Many of the tasks involved in the manufacturing process can be best described as monotonous. The repetitive nature of the work and the risk of injury associated with a high speed of production can make labor retention an issue. When we also consider the manufacturing skills gap, food and beverage manufacturers have a serious labor issue on their hands. However, it’s an issue that robotic automation can help abate.
The implementation of robots not only fills the labor void but has the potential to increase productivity, reduce accident occurrences and improve hygiene. As robots continue taking on increasingly sophisticated tasks, their applications in Food and Beverage manufacturing are seemingly endless.
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