Food packaging: the importance of automation on the production line

According to Forbes, one of the key Food & Beverage trends for 2019 is automation for the Quick Restaurant Sector. While robotic arms flipping burgers or spreading tomato sauce on pizza might seem like a thing of the future, automation has been part of the foopd manufacturing sector for decades.

From production through to packaging, food manufacturing is a highly automated process where nothing is left to chance. Robotic automation is already deployed in high volumes in the food processing and packaging industry, and the trend is only likely to increase over time.

FOCUS ON PACKAGING

The packaging step usually sits at the end of the food production line and it is one of the most important in the manufacturing process. Not only does it protect the final product against contamination and degradation, it also provides key information about traceability, nutritrional values and other product characteristics. Errors or incidents at the packaging stage can have major consequences and cause unwanted downtime.

As with the rest of the Food & Beverage production line, cables and accessories at packaging stage need to comply with the highest standard of Hygienic Design. At the same time, they need to ensure reliability and extreme accuracy under repeated mechanical stresses and high speed.

Our Automation range can withstand the harsh conditions typically found on a Food & Beverage production line, while also providing flexibility and robustness required for automation processes.

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

  • Resistance to mechanical stresses
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals, cleaning agents, acids and oils
  • Hygienic design
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Durability
  • Efficiency and speed