Currently, robotics and packaging applications use relatively higher level of wireless devices in the Food and Beverages industry. It is estimated that almost 50 percent of a processed food product's price is attached to its packaging. With the help of wireless technology, over 25 to 50 percent of damages due to inefficient packaging can be eliminated. Robotics employ wireless devices are application such as palletization, thickness measurement, sizing of the food item, and controlling the robotics arm movement in loading and packing food products. Use of wireless devices in some of these robotics applications reduces manual errors and provides flexibility in the operation.
Wireless devices are beneficial in monitoring applications such as temperature, pressure, yield, humidity, force, PH monitoring along with temperature maintenance during fermentation, sterilization and pasteurization process.
Source: Manufacturing & Logistics IT
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