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Food automation: robotic solutions for any culinary challenge

Delivering raw materials, processing food, packaging, palletizing 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.

Flexible and smart automation across the entire food 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 automation technology can intelligently automate every other step in food processing and manufacturing. The advantages: higher productivity, low costs and consistently high quality in your process.

Everything from a single source

Fast and hygienic robotics, deep food-processing expertise and global support

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

    • Industrial robots with NSF H1 compliant food oil
    • Food processing robots in hygienic design
    • Robotic for deep freeze manufacturing
    • Logistics automation, AMR, AI-powered fleet management
    Robotic for the food industry
  • Smart software

    • Software for every step of food production processes
    • Simulation and virtual commissioning
    • Offline programming
    • Vision-guided technology
    • Condition Monitoring, Asset Management or Predictive Maintenance
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  • Global all-round service

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

    • Handling for primary food processing
    • Handling for secondary food processing
    • Primary and secondary packaging and palletizing in food manufacturing
    • Pick & place automation 
    • State-of-the-art intralogistics solutions
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Ebook: Boost your ROI with KUKA food robotics

KUKA already offers solutions for over 1,000 customers in the food industry and knows their needs and challenges. With high-quality ingredients - cutting-edge robotic technology, software, service - KUKA provides recipes with a guarantee of success for the entire food industry in this ebook.

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Eight practical examples provide an impressive insight.

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Discover benefits of automation in food industry

Leveraging robotics technology streamlines food handling, freeing human workers from repetitive tasks. This ensures automated, high-quality food production across the entire value chain, meeting stringent safety standards.

Optimally equipped with food robotics from KUKA

Fast handling robots, also in hygienic design

Food palletizing & packaging robots

KUKA robots excel in various food production applications, from meat processing to baked goods packaging and dairy product handling

What tasks can a food-processing robot perform?

  • Meat processing

    • Wrapping hot dogs in thermoforming film
    • Packing ham
    • Sorting of salami sticks
    • Palletizing sausages in tins
  • Protein industrie

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

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

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

    • Sorting peppers by color
    • Palletizing fruit & vegetables
    • Check potatoes for damage
    • Commissioning empty vegetable crates
  • Confectionery & Ice Cream

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

    • Applying Pizza Sauce
    • Packing sandwiches
    • Stacking ready-made lasagna before further packaging
    • Palletizing instant soups
  • Food Services

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

How are KUKA industrial robots utilized in the food and beverage industry by various customers?

Intelligent software for powerful performance

Simple operation and fast, intuitive programming

Need help automating your application? 

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