“Until recently, there has been an overriding belief that robotics are more suited to industries that require a higher payload, rather than the more delicate nature of many dairy products, such as yogurts, fine cheeses or individual tubs of dips,” said Fanuc’s regional sales manager John Rainer.
“What was once deemed a task best performed by hand can now be picked up by the more flexible robots on the market today.”
With hygiene and food safety in mind, the Fanuc LR Mate 200 series has proved a popular choice for dairy manufacturers, claims Rainer. It is suitable for picking up yogurts, butter and cheese and collating in boxes or trays. It is a servo-driven robot which is IP67 rated as standard, with an optional upgrade to IP69K to withstand harsh pressure washing.
Contact: Fanuc Robotics