Industrial Robots In The Food Packaging Industry

- Mar 07, 2019 -

With the continuous development of the food industry, the application of intelligent machines is becoming more and more extensive, and the application of industrial robots is the best embodiment. Among them, packaging is currently the most widely used field of industrial robots in the food industry.


At present, the application of industrial robots in food mainly focuses on several types: packaging robots, picking robots, palletizing robots, and processing robots.


In the food industry, robots are popular because of their flexibility. Packers need to meet the different requirements of consumers. Robots are more adaptable to packaging of different sizes and shapes than traditional packaging equipment.


Foods tend to be more refined and diversified, with fewer varieties of large-volume products, and more and more varieties of small-volume products are becoming mainstream.


Most of the packaging work in domestic food production, especially the demining and assembly of more complex packaging items, is basically manual operation, which is difficult to ensure the uniformity and stability of the packaging, and may also cause pollution to the packaging products. The application of the robot can effectively avoid these problems and truly realize intelligent control.


A picking robot is a robot that picks, picks, and places one or more items that are randomly stacked and scattered according to certain criteria according to certain criteria.


It is expected to save labor and reduce operational errors after automating the sorting and manual assignment to the designated location.


Since it is also possible to move a relatively heavy object, it helps to reduce the burden on the operator. The difficulty in picking robot technology in the food industry is similar to that of similar robots in other industries. It is necessary to use the robot vision system for object recognition to achieve intelligent picking and corresponding operations.


The use of robots for palletizing is a common application in many industries, including the production of robots in the food industry. The use of robots is fast, efficient, and can carry heavier items, saving labor costs.


The application of industrial robots in the processing of the food industry is endless and varied.


The modern food industry ranges from canned foods to refrigerated foods, from baked goods to confectionery, all kinds of pasta, table sauces and beverages. Each type of food is inseparable from industrial production methods in the production chain.


Currently, food production is done in accordance with large-scale, standardized industrial processes. In this process, not only to ensure the quality of the food itself, but also to ensure the quantity of output, colleagues must meet the strict requirements of the guardian standards and packaging, appearance and other stringent requirements.


As a typical representative of the most advanced automation technology, the emergence of robots provides the perfect solution, which enables food companies to find a good balance between ensuring production and control costs.