Industry Reports

The market for industrial robots continues to grow rapidly, as new use cases and opportunities supplement existing applications. Within the food and beverage industry, one which is controlled by strict health and safety regulations, robots have previosuly been limited to tertiary and some secondary packaging tasks, such as palletizing. However, manufacturers are increasingly developing robots with a high protection class suitable for handling unpacked goods and subsequent wash-down, creating new opportunities for direct and indirect handling of foods.