Category: Food Production

Robotics for Primary Food Handling Tasks

For many decades we have witnessed the increasing use of robots for end of line palletising tasks and more recently, their successful roll-out for secondary packaging operations. In this article we explore whether the ‘Holy Grail’ for robotics in the food sector, namely, their use for primary food handling and packing has finally come of […]
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LAC Conveyors & Automation partners with Prime Robotics in the UK

LAC Conveyors & Automation, part of the LAC Group, have been awarded the exclusive rights to sell and promote a wide range of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) designed and manufactured by Prime Robotics. Prime Robotics are a leading edge technology company in the area of versatile and agile AMR technology, headquartered in Denver, Colorado (USA). Prime Robotics […]
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What is ‘SafeContractor Approved’ and what does it mean?

What is SafeContractor? It can sometimes be a challenge for a business to prove and reassure its customers that it takes its workplace health and safety seriously. SafeContractor is all about showcasing that a business puts their employees’ health and safety first. SafeContractor is an accreditation provided by Alcumus, who are a leading provider of […]
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Robotic applications in the food industry

How big is the use of robotic applications in the food industry? The use of robotic applications in the food industry is growing remarkably over recent years, helping to revolutionise food processing, sorting, handling, palletizing, picking, and packaging. Resulting in them being a sizeable solution provider for many businesses with a range of sizes. With […]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mass Production

What is mass production? Mass production produces standardised goods in considerably large quantities. The term can also be used for describing continuous production or flow production, due to usually being manufactured on sizeable conveyor systems. The aim of mass production is to ensures that the whole process of manufacturing remains at the lowest cost possible […]
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