Robots have become increasingly affordable, smarter, more adaptable, and simple to programme. This makes it easier for robots to infiltrate new industries and generate new use cases on a large scale, such as the food industry.  

In recent years, the use of robotics in food industry has grown rapidly, helping to revolutionise food processing, handling, sorting, picking, and packaging.  

Discover the leading robotics companies in the food industry 

Using its experience in the sector, Just Food has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to robotics.  

The information provided in the download document is drafted for food industry executives and technology leaders involved in robotics solutions.   

The download contains detailed information on suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to aid purchase or hiring decisions.  

Amongst the leading vendors of robotics in the food industry are Cecilia.ai, Chowbotics, Keenon Robotics, Kitchen Robotics, Miso Robotics, Picnic, Shenzhen Pudu Technology, Smile Robotics, SOLATO, and Wilkinson Baking.  

Applications of robotics in the food industry 

Product packaging and palletising 

Once the product has achieved a sustained and effective quality control, it can be packaged. At this stage, robots are used to pack and place products in suitable containers for delivery. This has helped to improve productivity and cut labour costs.  

Meat Processing 

The use of robots in meat processing, such as cutting, sorting and packaging, is rapidly increasing. Working in freezers and coolers is unsuitable for humans, but robots can work non-stop in these conditions. In addition, carcass cutting and trimming are extremely dangerous tasks for humans, but robots can perform these tasks safely, accurately and repeatedly. 

Product decoration 

Robotic applications in the food industry can consistently deliver personalised products in terms of proper decoration and labelling. Such decorations include pizza preparation, cooking and toppings, cake detailing or pastry markings. During this product process, the robot has expanded its range of motion, enabling a more efficient and improved ability to create and manufacture high quality products consistently.  

Decontaminate food product areas  

Another advantage of robots in the food industry is that they can be used to clean and decontaminate surfaces, especially food processing areas. Specially designed robots can be used to reduce the risk of contamination in the food industry.