As with other types of equipment used by bakers and snack manufacturers, robotics continues to drive innovation in stackers and loaders. The technology offers flexible automation capabilities that can handle variations in package sizes and customized orders prevalent in today’s marketplace. In addition, robotic end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) is keeping pace with software advances, which further enhances flexibility on the production line.
Demand for high-speed machinery with more flexibility and smaller footprints will continue to grow in the baking and snack industries. This, in turn, will spur demand for vision-guided, robotic pick-and-place systems and all-in-one machines that can do more in less space.