Robotic automation of industries has definitely created a buzz in a negative as well as positive manner. The fear-mongers and hopefuls are all skeptical if this will take away their jobs or not. Many of these updates seem undesirable till now but there are several others that have worked wonders in terms of workplace safety and efficiency. Automation industry is now bringing in products for electronics and automotive industries as well.
The CPG (Consumer Products Group) sales manager for Yaskawa America, Jack Uhl, recently highlighted this point in his blog post. He emphasized on significance of automation in food industry and how it will play a key role in tying all its different wheels together. Uhl also asserted that beverage production facilities are now making use of rotary fillers in manufacturing of soft drinks, water, milk, as well as wine.
It mainly guides the containers in the turrets where these get filled in a count of hundreds, this speeds up the production lines to quite an extent. He also makes a serious note on how automation is playing a key role in reduction of contamination in the food processing plants which means you can have human-and-bacteria free, sterile production lines saving US economy millions and millions of dollars.
In an average food packaging facility, the lines of production have witnessed their own share of better productivity and better hygiene in recent years. Industrial robots are smart enough to easily and quickly pick and keep food items eliminating the risk of infusing bacteria at a much faster pace and much more endurance as compared with a human worker. The recently developed systems also have the ability to detect both internal and external flaws in food products. The loose food items get packed easily and are supplied to the next step of supply chain. Robotics and artificial intelligence will definitely bring better results for farming industry as well.
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