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Industrial Robot Integrators for Food & Beverage Automation

RōBEX is an industry expert and a reliable food packaging equipment supplier. Give us a call if you need help automating your processing or packaging systems.

A Proven Track Record in the Food & Beverage Industry

With decades of experience, RōBEX is a trusted food packaging equipment supplier and has been instrumental in helping to improve food and beverage packaging automation all over the world.

As an industry expert and trusted production partner, we know what it takes to create high-quality packaging solutions for premium food and beverage products.

Common Pain Points in Food and Beverage Packaging

Labor Shortages

RōBEX cobot stacking a palletThe skills gap in manufacturing is wide and expected to get wider. Some experts project a shortage of more than 2 million skilled workers in the near future.

At that rate, even with all currently available manufacturing workers employed, there could still be thousands of more job openings than workers to fill them.

This discrepancy could make it even harder for some companies to compete since the majority of quality candidates will have multiple employment offers.

For this reason, food and beverage companies need to start investing in automation, reduce their labor dependency, and improve throughput by working with partners like RōBEX with the latest automation advancements for Food & Beverage.

E-commerce Upsurge

Studies have shown that 51% of manufacturers are already integrating e-commerce into their processes. Along with that trend, researchers have found that since 2020, more B2B buyers prefer to order from suppliers online rather than in person.

Online purchasing is clearly on the rise, and how manufacturers collect and manage their processing data will only become more crucial. Optimizing all equipment, even food packaging equipment, is not optional.

With trusted automation solutions, data collection can be a seamless part of your process with an integrated suite of powerful tracking tools.

Supply Chain Challenges

Experts project that manufacturers may soon experience limited access to essential raw materials. Additionally, spare parts and maintenance items for industrial food packaging machines are expected to be increasingly difficult to acquire.

Since supply chain challenges are impacting businesses everywhere at the same time, commodity prices and availability are expected to swing unpredictably. This would include critical elements necessary for all manufacturers, such as fuel, construction materials, and plastics.

You can mitigate these risks by forming trusted partnerships today to help you deal with current and future supply chain disruptions and streamline your process with trusted automation solutions.

Other Manufacturing Issues

In addition to the high visibility issues listed above, manufacturers must also stay vigilant with:

How RōBEX Can Help

A RōBEX + FANUC end of line automated solutionWe have invested many years into perfecting food and beverage packaging and automation processes.

Today, our partners can count on us to implement not just quality machines, but the right automated solution for their specific food and beverage packaging needs, such as:

  • Pick, Pack, & Palletize Systems
  • Case Erectors & Sealers
  • Partition Inserters
  • Tray Formers & Packers

We also perform repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to older generation controls and complete rebuilds.

A Trusted Industrial Services Provider

We know it’s not always clear what path to take to ensure you can achieve optimal efficiencies while proactively addressing complex issues regarding industrial food packaging machines. Whatever your specific need, RōBEX can help to integrate the finest industrial, collaborative, and autonomous mobile robots with your process and workforce to safely optimize your food packaging automation.

5 Benefits of AMR/Cobot Integrations

Here are five areas where RōBEX can support you with Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) or Collaborative Robots (cobots) to help improve your warehouse or factory throughput while staying on top of the regulations:

1. Factory Safety

Automation usually reduces human labor, which consequently reduces the possibility of injuries. However, human involvement in manufacturing will never be zero (at least not anytime soon).

Current trends suggest that there will be increased collaboration between robots and humans rather than total replacement. Implementing AMRs or cobots can be considered one step forward in improving working conditions for the humans involved in the process.

2. Improved Ergonomics

Both AMRs and cobots can participate in moving physical products down the assembly line more quickly and efficiently. These automated solutions can take over some of the more physically strenuous tasks.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, diverting arduous physical tasks from humans to robots can play a significant role in a company’s overall effort to reduce risk and injury. As OSHA points out, a simple way to reduce ergonomic risk is to eliminate the hazard. Replacing human labor with machine labor solves that issue.

3. Labor Reduction

A Plus One Robotics industrial robot systemCompanies have relied on automated processes to enhance material handling coordination for a long time.

Experts watching and analyzing the development of automation have been saying for many years that there will only be an increase in the use of and reliance on machines for production. Not too long ago, automating was prohibitively expensive for a small or average-sized manufacturing assembly line.

However, as industrial robot integrators have progressively optimized their processes, automation, particularly in food and beverage packaging, has become more accessible. This comes at a time of absolute necessity as the cost of labor is going up but the number of available workers is going down.

4. Data Collection

Industrial data and artificial intelligence are two significant engines driving food packaging automation forward. In all manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an expansive network of machines installed with sensors, software, and other technologies.

Custom robotics systems using AMRs and cobots are just one part of this extensive system. They can help collect data across your entire manufacturing line, and assist with building a cohesive data architecture that enables you to pinpoint where and how to optimize.

5. Process Consistency

Nearly every industrial process incorporates automation, from battery assembly to vision system inspection to metrology. This means that food and beverage manufacturers can perform physical manufacturing and measurement tasks with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

Where human technicians once had to remove parts individually to track production, these tasks can be completed continuously and consistently with precision automation integration.

About RōBEX

As a food and beverage packaging equipment supplier, we have implemented automated solutions all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to plan, design, and build a custom food packaging automation process or pick, pack, palletizing process to meet any challenge your company faces.

If you are ready to introduce more robust automation technologies into your manufacturing line, we are an automation company you can trust. From vision system inspection to aerospace/automotive assembly automation, we tailor our approach to meet your needs. No matter the size of your business, our experts will work with you to find the most effective system to streamline your process and increase your productivity.

Contact us to learn more about how RōBEX can be your premier food packaging equipment supplier.

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