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Soft Robotics Unveils Automated Pizza Solution at International Pizza Expo
Soft Robotics Inc. Posted 03/09/2018
See the system, currently in use with a top global pizza retailer, in action in booth 2751
Cambridge, Mass. – Soft Robotics, a maker of game-changing robotic gripping solutions, is showcasing its pizza automation solution at the International Pizza Expo in booth 2751. See the system in action, which is currently in production 24/7 with a top global pizza retailer, March 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With international pizza sales increasing to $134 million, according to the 2018 State-of-the-Industry report by PMQ Pizza Magazine, pizza producers, distributors and suppliers are looking for automation solutions that can deliver speed, increased throughput, customization and convenience to meet customers’ growing demands.
Soft Robotics’ pizza automation solution is ideal for the picking, placing and packaging needs of the pizza industry, including fresh dough, ingredient placem ent, and fresh and frozen pizza handling. Unlike other robotic picking systems, this one-of-a-kind pizza automation solution can repetitively handle unstructured and delicate items, such as rising dough and pizza toppings.
Soft Robotics’ gripping systems are designed to mimic the human hand and can grasp items of various size, shape and weight with easy-to-use, end-of-arm tooling. In addition, one gripper can automate several product sizes and SKUs from personal to full-size, supreme pizza.
The pizza automation solution also offers other benefits , including:
- Soft, compliant grippers that gently handle fragile items and ingredients
- FDA-compliant materials and food-safe contact surfaces that ensure product safety and integrity
- Precise and high speed pick-and-place that increases pizza packaging line efficiency
- Cost-efficient design that is easy to clean and maintain
- Turn-key design that can be quickly developed and deployed
See the pizza automation solution in action at the International Pizza Expo, March 19-22, in the Soft Robotics booth 2751 or visit www.SoftRoboticsInc.com for more information.
About Soft Robotics
Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic gripping systems and automation solutions that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight. Spun out of the Whitesides Group at Harvard University, Soft Robotics is the only company to be commercializing this groundbreaking and proprietary technology platform. Today, the company is a global enterprise solving previously off-limits automation challenges for customers in food & beverage, advanced manufacturing and ecommerce. Soft Robotics’ engineers are building an ecosystem of robots, control systems, data and machine learning to enable the workplace of the future. For more information, please visit www.SoftRoboticsInc.com