Increasing demand for automation and rapid growth in industrialization fostered the use of industrial robots in food and beverages industries. Deployment of industrial robots in food & beverages industries for automating processes has led to increased efficiency, reduced human errors, and enhanced the safety of the workforce. Multiple functions are carried out by robotic arms, which reduce complexity and possibility of errors bolstering robots to deliver high-quality products and services. Therefore, the use of industrial robots helps in increasing the quality of products, enhances the capabilities of manual labor in terms of efficiency, provide better customer services, and efficiently manage processes.
According to the study “Industrial Robots for Food & Beverage Industry: Global Market 2016-2022”, it was estimated that the industrial robotics market in the food and beverage industry will experience a drastic growth over the next few years. Global population demand for clean and contamination-free production areas within food and beverage industries; thereby, driving the manufacturers to deploy industrial robots for better productivity. Japan, the US, South Korea, and Australia deploy industrial robots in huge numbers for their food and beverage companies. The world’s first robotic rotary dairy was introduced in the year 2006 and since then, there has been an exponential increase in the adoption of robots in the global food and beverage industries. Palletizing segment in the food and beverage industries deploys industrial robots for automatic palletizing that increases the consistency in the loading and unloading process in the food and beverage industry. Palletizing industrial robots handle any objects such as bags, crates, drums, and cases.
Geographically, global industrial robots market for food and beverage industry is spread across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, EMEA and rest of the world. Industrialization in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and India accounts for the major contribution within the industrial robots market. The leading players within the global material handling robotics market are ABB, KUKA, Fanuc, Yaskawa, Toshiba Machine, Kawasaki Robotics, Adept Technology, Staubli International AG, Pari Robotics and Yamaha Robotics. Different types of robots are deployed based on the types of foods and beverages manufactured. Articulated robots, Cartesian robots, SCARA robots, cylindrical robots, delta robots, polar robots are the various types of robots deployed to perform multiple tasks. Robots within the food and beverage industry are utilized for palletizing, packaging, repacking, picking, placing, production, food processing. Dispensing and others large-scale processes.
With the advent of technological aspects such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, and Big Data within the manufacturing facilities has ensured the establishment of seamless communication channels among various robotic machines deployed within an industry. These technological applications allow food manufacturers to monitor real-time operations, manage volumes or variants of foods manufactured and stored. Deploying industrial robots has encouraged connectivity between machines, industrial workers, and robots. The introduction of automation is essential to reduce labor-intensive production and packaging activities.
Food and beverages manufacturers have opted for advanced packaging operations to ensure seamless productivity, improved quality, and faster supply chains. Asia-Pacific is the largest revenue contributors within the industrial robotics market due to increasing preference of packaged food and the need for automation within food and beverages manufacturing facilities. Shortage of skilled labour due to rapid industrialization in developed and emerging economies in countries such as China, Japan, Germany, Russia, and France has propelled the deployment of numerous robots in various industrial operations. Robots are integrated with advanced technology which is one of the major factors driving the industrial robots market’s growth in recent years and will continue over the next few years.
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