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ROBOTICS
PRODUCTION LINE
 Soft Robotics' mGrip
technology gently conforms
to the shape of the produce.
Photo: Soft Robotics
Road to
Robotics
FOOD PRODUCTION
INDUSTRY
ENTERING ERA
OF AUTOMATION
EXPANSION
By Zeke Jennings
Managing Editor
THE FOOD INDUSTRY
is entering an era similar
to one the automobile
industry went through
decades ago. Automation
is coming, that we know.
How and to what capacity
remains to be seen.
Robotics was featured
prominently at PACK
EXPO Las Vegas last fall. Machines
that can grip, sort and pack could
be found throughout the massive
show floor, and there was even a
Robotics Zone area dedicated solely
to the latest technology.
For produce processors, many
of whom already are dealing with
skilled and unskilled labor struggles,
replacing human workers with
PRODUCE PROCESSING
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