The global food industry is expected to grow annually by 4.7% between 2022-2027, of which the food processing market is expected to grow even more with 6.04%. At the same time, global labor shortages continue to increase, resulting in decreasing operational efficiency, rising costs and food production companies not being able to deliver to customers. Hence, automation in the food industry is key to remain competitive.
In the past years, implementing robots and cobots has become more popular in the food industry. The Robotics Industries Association (RIA) states that robots in food have increased by 56% in 2020. But, where does one start with the implementation of robots in food?
A quick-and-easy improvement is to automate an end-of-line process such as palletizing using a robot or a cobot. Palletizing is an easy task to automate as it includes monotonous and repetitive actions. Also, it is a very physically straining task for employees and prone to human errors. Hence, the perfect place for a palletizer
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The Smart Palletizer helps improve the ergonomic circumstances of our employees. In addition, it helps save costs. It can operate 24/7 with an average availability rate of 99.7%, resulting in a ROI of less than 1 year for us.
We receive a large amount of new products every week. The Product Editor enables our employees to easily add new products and choose stacking patterns. This allows for the Smart Palletizer to continue working during its shift!
We immediately got the impression that Smart Robotics is a solid and reliable company. The lease option was very interesting for us, as it allowed us to try the Smart Palletizer and experience its great performance.