Recent years have highlighted the importance of automation technologies in food processing. First, COVID-19 disrupted the industry and its workforce. Fast forward to October 2022, when food inflation reached its highest level over a 12-month period since 1979, shining a bright light on the need to expand the food and agricultural workforce. 3D Vision-Guided Robots Drive Food Processing Industry Growth Food companies continue turning to automation technologies at record rates, with no signs of slowing.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the largest number of job increases in September 2022
came in accommodation and food services (215,000). BLS figures also show 103,000 total separations — including quits, layoffs, and discharges — in September, highlighting the struggle that food processing companies have had in retaining workers. To help solve the labor shortage problem and
safeguard against future disruptions, these companies — like so many others across disparate
industries — have turned to industrial robots.