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Automation in the food industry

Delivering raw materials, processing food, packaging, palletising and preparing for dispatch - KUKA robots can do it all. With our holistic automation portfolio, you can master applications in the food industry quickly and efficiently.

Intelligent and flexible automation along the entire production chain.

From delivery to distribution - worldwide.

The process chain in the food industry usually starts with the delivery of the raw materials. This is where KUKA comes in - and, together with Swisslog, a KUKA Group company, and other partners, implements automation solutions for logistics processes, warehouses and distribution centers. In addition, KUKA can intelligently automate every other step in food processing. The advantages: higher productivity, low costs and consistently high quality in your process.

KUKA makes the difference: Everything from a single source

Fast and hygienic robotics, in-depth know-how in the food industry and global customer service

KUKA's portfolio includes numerous machines for modern food operations: for the highest hygiene requirementscold-resistant variants and with food-grade lubricants in all payload classes. For more flexibility, we offer mobile platforms as well an ideal software for important process steps: such as handling, pick-and-place or palletising tasks. 
  • Robots & warehouse solutions

    • Food-grade robotics
    • Robots in many payloads
    • High availability
    • Robots for deep freeze
    • Logistics solutions, AMRs and AGVs
    • Warehouse solutions
    Robotic for the food industry
  • Smart software

    • Application specific software packages
    • For every process step in your company
    • Simulation and virtual commissioning
    • Offline programming
    • Visualization software
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  • Global all-round service

    • Customer support 24/7/365 
    • Broad portfolio of e-services
    • Global partner network
    • 360° support:
      services across the entire product life cycle
    • Training of employees on site or digitally
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  • References

    • Handling for primary processing
    • Handling for secondary applications
    • Palletising/ depalletising
    • Pick and place
    • Intralogistics solutions
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Whitepaper whets appetite for automation in the food industry.

KUKA already offers solutions for over 1,000 customers in the food industry and knows their needs and challenges. With high-quality ingredients - robots, software, service - KUKA now provides recipes with a guarantee of success for the entire process chain in this white paper. From delivery to distribution, for a wide range of industries. Eight practical examples provide an impressive insight.

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The future of the food industry: How highly flexible technology improves quality and safety

Automated and qualitative food production with food-safe robotics along the entire value chain.

Optimally equipped with KUKA robots

Fast handling robots, also in hygienic design

Palletising & handling at a high level

KUKA robots are convincing across all industries: Whether meat processing, baked goods or dairy products

What tasks can a robot perform in food processing?

  • Meat processing

    • Wrapping hot dogs in thermoforming film
    • Packing ham
    • Sorting of salami sticks
    • Palletising white sausages in tins
  • Proteins & Meat Substitutes

    • Handling insect meal
    • Pickling vegan burger patties
    • Palletising plant-based frozen products
    • Cutting alternative proteins
  • Dairy products

    • Cheese rind removal and cutting
    • Handling mozarella blocks
    • Cleaning cheese moulds
    • Palletising yoghurt pots
  • Baked goods & cereals

    • Cutting bread and cakes
    • Stacking baguettes in transport boxes
    • Handling loaded baking trays
    • Loading flour sacks in transport logistics
  • Fruit & Vegetables

    • Sorting peppers by color
    • Palletising fruit and vegetables
    • Inspect potatoes for damage and cut
    • Commissioning empty vegetable crates
  • Confectionery & Ice Cream

    • Filling praline moulds
    • Packing chocolate bars
    • Sorting biscuits
    • Palletising ice cream in the cold store
  • Ready meals

    • Spreading tomato sauce on pizza
    • Packing sandwiches
    • Stacking ready-made lasagne before further packaging
    • Palletising instant soups
  • Food Services

    • Preparation of drinks
    • Sandwich topping
    • Assembling trays
    • Preparing and serving meals

Intelligent software for powerful performance

Simple operation and fast, intuitive programming

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