A recent National Provisioner Automation & Robotics report includes insights and anticipations of robotics and automation in the meat processing industry. Processors and suppliers are keen to improve food and worker safety, while addressing labor availability issues, by embracing automation.
According to PFI’s Shane Peterson, automation systems have clear benefits in the food processing industry. Peterson stated, “With the continued advancement of robotics and AI technologies, many opportunities exist to streamline and enhance reliability in food production environments.” He believes that this trend will yield positive returns on investment and make automation an excellent business solution both now and in the future.
Peterson further emphasized the significance of worker safety, noting that automation not only decreases the risks of human contamination but also diminishes the potential for human error. He explained, “Repetitive motion for a human can cause health-related issues over time.” By protecting workers through automation, companies can save money that may have been lost due to injuries.
Read the full National Provisioner report from several suppliers, including PFI and our parent company Grote Company.