Food Automation Technology

Food Automation technology and systems are the new norm and continue to grow into 2020. When it comes to food production and manufacturing, automation is an excellent way to increase production and save on labor costs for years to come. There are many options when it comes to food automation for long term industry success. From the production of the item to serving customers with a finished product.

Types of Food and Beverage Service Automation include production automation, material handling, packaging, and delivery automation.

Read More – BP Food Processing Machines and Gallery Robotics in restaurants and the food and beverage industry have revolutionized how we prepare, distribute, and serve food. This is especially considered when it comes to fast food and other on the go meals. A new alternative even provides healthy and gourmet foods that can now be served with the click of a button.

Here are a few restaurants using Food and Beverage Automation:

Creator

hamburger food automation Creator

This hamburger shop located in San Francisco has a robotic machine that handles the entire making of your burger. Starting with the grinding of the beef, to the frying patties, toasting buns, dispensing condiments, and assembling the burger. At Creator your order is still taken from personnel and they will hand you your mouth-watering burger.

Chowbotics

food automation chowbotics

Chowbotics keeps fresh ingredients in a refrigerator and prepares meals such as salads, grain bowls, snacks, and other bowl-styled meals on-demand. This vending machine robot called “Sally” turns a profit after only 9 bowls. It has canisters that are filled with each ingredient and the computer system allows owners of the bot to check the freshness and stock of each product. This is a popular option for health care facilities and hospitals allowing fresh meals that can be served 24/7.

Kiwibot

Not only can we use robots for food production and handling, but companies such as KiwibotKiwibot also use robotics for delivering food. Three types of robots are used; one to take orders, a semi-autonomous tricycle in which orders are sorted one Kiwibot to deliver the orders. It can carry around four to five orders at once and the company claims an average delivery time of 27 minutes. Kiwibot mainly services University Campuses such as Berkely and UCLA. According to Mckinsey Mckinsey 80% of parcels will be delivered by autonomous vehicles in the next decade.

For further information about food automation and production automation technology in Edmonton, AB contact BP Automation.contact BP Automation. We design, build and manufacture automation solutions for clients across North America.

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How Robotics and Automation Improves Food and Beverage Packaging

Robotics in the food and beverage industry

Over the years like many industries the food and beverage industry has seen tremendous growth in Automation. Not only does it improve the safety, cleanliness, and production of the facility, but it is also much more cost-effective to continuously produce a product for orders.

Quality Control

The food and beverage industry is known for some of the most severe regulations when it comes to quality control of product and manufacturing. Automation in this industry helps to increase quality control and reduce the risk of rejected products. Robotics can also provide the ability to monitor and track each step of the food packaging process. The chances of contamination, especially from human contact is decreased when robotics are adopted into the manufacturing process and will help the manufacturer detect the root of contamination, should it occur.

Fullfillment

Automation takes food processing fulfillment to the next level when it comes to fulfilling orders. As orders changes to demands and product lines require flexible automation can fulfill the fast-paced needs of consumable goods.

Inline Dough Weight System

The dough weight system below designed by BP Automation was created to automatically weigh dough for full control, uniform portion weights, and reduced giveaway. An optional reject system automatically rejects off-weights catching the dough before it is moved to the next step in the cooking process.

inline dough weight system

Food Process Filling

Ensure accurate and consistent fulfillment seamlessly create orders continuously. It also reduces the amount of time to rework orders

Whether you are considering one step in your food processing plant or multiple prepping and cooking stages BP Automation can help you plan, design, engineer and manufacture your product in house. Contact us for more information today.

Food Processing Automation From BP Automation

Automating food processing brings drastic improvements in food quality and manufacturing process. It enables you to achieve efficient workflow, labor use, and allocation of resources. Automation in the food production industry also increase precision and consistency. One of the other major benefits from using robotic engineering is the reduction of contamination sources and hazards that can occur with manual labour.

Food processing has known to be a challenge for many businesses due to the difference in sizes when it comes to mass producing vairous food types. In recent years, a combination of robotics and systems have proven the automation processing of most food products. When robotics were first introduced into food processing it mainly concentrated on end of the line, however as demand increased up of the line production required further automation. Not only does demand continue to increase, systems are much more intelligent and makes this type of automation much more feasable to complete repetitive and precise tasks.

food processing automation

The tasks that have mainly been performed in food prodcution industry include: packaging, repackaging, palletizing, picking and production. Some of the newer applications include: raw food handling, meat processing, ready meal production, grading of fruits and vegetable and meat processing. Automated meat processing especially reduces the need for butchery and high risks associated with this process. The system also allows for tasks that would not be possible through human operation such as high force cutting and precision.

Here is a food processing machine that was designed and manufactured at BP Automation

We are ready to design and manufacture automation solutions in form of agile machines capable of revolutionizing your food processing facility. Automation will allow you to automate inspection on food products, evaluate food quality on a consistent basis, and reduce downtime and waste during food handling. To learn more about custom machining.