Soft Robotics Inc., the industry-leading and award-winning technology company, have announced that they will be showcasing mGripAI for the first time in booth C-10866 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Jan. 25-27, 2022, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It was also announced that CHL Systems, leaders in processing automation and design engineering, will likewise feature mGripAI in its display in booth C-11449 at the IPPE exposition.
Soft Robotics claim that mGripAI unlocks automation for the food industry by enabling industrial robots to tackle those complex food processing tasks which are traditionally performed using labor. The company hopes that mGripAI, with its unique combination of 3D vision, artificial intelligence and Soft Robotics’ industry-proven, IP69K-rated, soft grasping, will provide industrial robots with the hand-eye coordination of human workers.
Announcing the launch of mGripAI, Mark Chiappetta, COO at Soft Robotics Inc, declared that “The protein industry has been hit the hardest by labor shortages and the pandemic has made it even more difficult for food processors to keep up with demand. mGripAI enables robots to handle difficult bulk protein handling applications and we’re excited to demonstrate this revolutionary technology, for the first time, to the largest protein processors in the world.”
Soft Robotics also revealed that the advantages of the mGripAI are the following:
- Reduced dependency on unavailable human labor
- Increased throughput
- Lower maintenance costs
- Safer products
- Reduction in food waste
“mGripAI opens up a host of new opportunities for CHL customers to address the challenges the industry is facing,” stated Bryan Stout, CHL Sales Manager with Soft Robotics. “Our ability to implement or enhance their robotic systems using artificial intelligence is a game-changer. It enables us to offer advanced capabilities using better object tracking for moving and placing products, delivering results not previously attainable.”
Soft Robotics also revealed that their flagship soft gripper, mGrip™ will be featured during IPPE in the company’s partners’ booths including the booths of CHL Systems, Ensight Solutions, Fanuc, Harpak-Ulma, JLS Automation, Quest and Staubli Robotics.