“Our plant was not very automated. We were very much a manual operation, and we knew we needed some automation.” Many food processing facilities have said the same. And once they make the leap to automated systems, including robots, many food processors wonder why they waited so long.
In Automation World’s sister publication, Packaging World, Anne Marie Mohan, tells the story of Bell Carter Foods, Inc. a fourth-generation, family-owned company that has been in operation for more than 100 years in Lafayette, Calif., producing table olives for retail and foodservice sale. They went from zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years, with no regrets.Full Post