Traditionally been deployed to automate large-scale and complex tasks in the industrial manufacturing industry, robots and especially collaborative robots (cobots) have made automation possible beyond conventional applications. By Shermine Gotfredsen, general manager at Universal Robots, SEA & Oceania

The global food robotics market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to Research and Markets. 

The fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation, is slowly getting adopted by the food and beverage industry. With a rapid rise in automation expected, Markus Brettschneider, senior vice president, ABB Global Food & Beverage Applications, gives his views on the use of automation in the industry.

Fundo El Risquillo, a large farm in Chile with 6,500 dairy cows, will be installing 64 DeLaval VMS milking robots, making it the world’s largest robotic milking farm. 

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