Food & beverage - Container - Cold Chain

Why Automate? To Modernize and Drive Productivity

In today’s marketplace, customers want your products, and they want them now. Their expectations for overnight delivery and access to fresh products are rapidly rising and driving operational changes throughout manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution channels.

To meet these demands, Food & Beverage and Supply Chain leaders must increase their readiness to integrate, and scale production to remain competitive. Operations and process managers should accelerate automation responsiveness from the food production floor to beyond the last-minute mile, reducing manual processes and maximizing space.

Integrate Human Interaction with Automation in Intelligent Ways

  • Defining how you must make, move, store, and pick items across your supply chain is the first step in evaluating your intralogistics systems flow.
  • Identify material handling automation solutions that can improve operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Automate your storage, case picking, and transport processes with flexibility, enhancing functionality without human interaction
  • Evaluate human interactions and robotic operation integration, blending staff skills and training with technical requirements to increase efficiency.
  • AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and RGVs (rail-guided vehicles) can automate repetitive, manual handling tasks, allowing your employees to focus on more lucrative tasks.
  • Using your existing system, choose automated solutions to meet customer demands faster, more efficiently, and more accurately. 
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AS/RS Sortation & G2P

When space and speed matter, consider vertical UniShuttle storage & retrieval systems where cases/totes are picked, sequenced, and transported in/out to a bi-directional Shuttliner, where RGVs feed G2P (goods to person) picking stations.

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Automated Transport

Automate repetitive transport and manual handling tasks to reduce workplace injuries. Repurpose employees to more profitable value-added duties, increasing production and profits. Driverless AGV vehicles retrieve, transport, and deposit loads to/from ASRS or racking systems, reducing product damage.

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Choose the right ASRS solution based on your product & load characteristics: (weight, height, case/tote, or pallet). Evaluate how Unit Load, Mini-Load or Quad systems will integrate with your floor space, environmental factors, and manufacturing processes to meet your throughput goals.

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Reliability by Design Matters 

Muratec is a world leader in automated flexibility backed by personalized support for the life of the system. Custom engineered systems are widely compatible, ready to integrate with your existing equipment and software products.  Muratec helps you accurately deploy reliable automation that built to support business growth and long-term ROI.  Let us know how we can help? 

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Additional Resources

  1. Containers and packaging: This sector involves the manufacturing of containers and packaging materials used for storing and transporting food and beverages. Examples include plastic containers, glass bottles, metal cans, and cardboard boxes.

  2. Snack foods: This sector includes the production of potato chips, pretzels, and other snack products.

  3. Canned and preserved foods: This sector involves the canning and preservation of fruits, vegetables, and other food products.

  4. Food processing: This sector involves the manufacturing of processed foods and beverages, such as snacks, frozen meals, and canned goods. It also includes the production of ingredients used in food and beverage products, such as flour, sugar, and oils. 

  5. Specialty foods: This sector includes the production of artisanal and specialty food products, such as gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, and other high-end food items.

  6. Frozen foods: This sector involves the production of frozen meals, pizzas, and other frozen food products.

  7. Dairy products: This sector involves the manufacturing of products made from milk, such as cheese, butter, and yogurt.

  8. Meat processing: This sector involves the manufacturing of meat products, such as sausages, bacon, and ham.

  9. Beverages: This sector involves the manufacturing of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, such as soda, juice, beer, and wine.

  10. Baked goods: This sector involves the manufacturing of baked goods, such as bread, cakes, and pastries.

  11. Confectionery: This sector involves the manufacturing of sweets, chocolates, and other confectionery products.