Benefits of automating the handling process in the food industry

Good practices in manual food handling, also known as handling in the food industry, help reduce the risk of cross-contamination and prevent contamination from spreading pathogens that may come into contact with the products.

Traditional handling process in the food industry

Among the traditional techniques for manual food handling, some stand out, such as thermal processing, mechanical processing, soaking, fermentation or germination. But to this category of elaboration, we must add all the practices of transport and packaging. These technical solutions have evolved exponentially in recent times. The traditional handling process in the food industry has been improved due to significant innovations in equipment and increased training in good practices by all members of the chain, from the producers themselves to the points of consumer sale.

Benefits in the automation of the handling process

Using conveyor belts, lifting equipment, dump containers or augers, to cite some examples of handling automation in the food industry translates into improvements in efficiency, productivity or cost savings. But it also has other advantages:

Less manipulation and biological risk

Reducing food manipulation is synonymous with reducing the risk in terms of biosafety and hygiene. Current companies in the sector must not only ensure that they avoid the proliferation of certain microorganisms and cross-infection, but must also comply with the demanding legislation on good practices. Complying with current certifications in food handling and hygiene should not only be a real commitment that companies in the sector have to have, but their reputation and the viability of their business depend on it.

The use of equipment such as the 200L Eurobin Cutter Trolley and the 300L is a clear example of how the use of high-quality tools prevents failures due to operator fatigue or carelessness. Made of stainless steel, they stand out for their resistance and have a welded handle on the top that improves ergonomics and makes the most of space. In addition, to meet all hygiene requirements, its upper edge reinforcement is solid and continuously welded.

Fewer human errors

Handling in the food industry, especially when it comes to large volumes of food products, is subject to human errors that can be minimized with proper automation. The Elevator, left position, tilting height: 1950 – 2450 mm., manufactured by Roser Group, allows easy and efficient handling of standard 200 and 300-liter tanks by means of a motor protected inside a stainless steel box. Screwed into the ground or on a mobile base, it has a lifting speed of 5 meters per minute.

Cost optimization

Through the automation of the handling process in the food industry, considerable reductions are achieved, both in fixed and variable costs. Working with modern, versatile and efficient equipment guarantees greater speed. Also, greater efficiency from the point of view of electricity consumption. Not only are savings made in such an important section as the electricity supply bill, but the costs derived from possible breakdowns are reduced and, on the other hand, sustainability and respect for the environment that must prevail are increased in any industrial activity. A good example of these advantages is equipment such as the 600L dump containers with legs or wheels Mod. CVR-1, manufactured and marketed by Roser Group, offers great manoeuvrability, stands out for its resistance, is stackable and has a safety device.