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Flexible industrial grippers from Soft Robotics are an ideal food solution and incredibly versatile for accurate Pick ‘n Place operations. Romheld Automation is the sole distributor in Australia & New Zealand for the Award-Winning modular grippers.

Robotic Grippers for fresh food handling, tray fill, bags and more

Food processing, packaging and processing technology has a remarkable innovation with the introduction of Soft Robotics Gripper Systems from the USA. Romheld Automation has partnered with Soft Robotics since 2014 and we launched their mGrip modular grippers at the Auspack 2019 Trade Fair.

These conforming robotic grippers with appropriate lifespan and speed capacity are designed for use in unstructured environments to handle delicate products with varying size, shape and weight. Completely flexible, these grippers conform to the product instead of forcing the product to conform to the gripper.

Automate bag handling with soft grippers

This new class of robotic grippers are adaptive, inexpensive and simple to use. Made of FDA compatible materials and suitable for bagged products (as well as direct contact with fresh food) these grippers are easy to clean using common cleaning materials.

Used for pick and place operations up to 100ppm, bin picking, tray filling, fresh food, wrapped or bagged products, these are perfect to handle varied SKUs without a tool change. The enveloping grasp means each finger wraps around the bag firmly. Read more on the Soft Robotics Blog on bag handling.

mGrip Modular Gripper Systems

Flexible, adaptable automation systems to handle any products. The mGrip solution is an on-demand, modular gripping system that brings infinite robotic gripper solutions to picking challenges that couldn’t previously be automated. In minutes the mGrip allows quick tool builds with configurations and spacing options to become operational. Using interchangeable components, this remarkable kit can keep up with virtually any demand.

See case study highlights of how mGrip works for bakeries.

mGrip from Soft Robotics solves picking challenges

TChoosing the wrong EOAT can drive down productivity and increase downtime. Integrators, distributors, and end-users have questions about our mGrip solution. We gathered our top three most common mGrip questions and answered them here.

Take an inside look at Soft Robotics

These gripper systems include the unique Soft Gripper Control Unit, ruggedly built for in line use with full control of grip force and opening position. It can store 8 different programs. The technology originated with a Harvard chemist researching robotic designs based on how octopi work and interact with their world. See more about their Awards and Recognition.

Soft robotic end of arm tools and control system are:

  • adaptive, repeatable, reliable across a wide range of graspable objects
  • designed to enable standard industrial robots to manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight with a single device
  • deployed without the need for multiple end effectors, tool changers and lengthy integration
  • designed to meet high operational throughput rate and speed requirements
  • an all-in-one solution with gripper/grippers, control unit and software.

Pick and Place, Packaging Applications with Soft Robotics

Visit the SOFT ROBOTICS website for more information.