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Coordinator Robot Grader AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2017 - November 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Pick-Chick is a robot that can weigh, cut, sort and pack chicken products, as an innovative solution developed and adapted for our Robotgrader machine. Pick-Chick gives us a unique position in the chicken processing market, and increases our competitiveness, because chicken processors can save very expensive meters in their production line, reduce their overweight from up to 5% to 1% or less with a capacity of 300 products per minute.

Expected results and effects

We have achieved very good results. We now have a commercialisation strategy based on a prototype that demonstrated that we can meet customer requirements for exact sorting and weighing with less than 1% give-away. The most important components that the Pick-chick system includes are positioning device, gripping device and cutting device. We have tested and evaluated a number of possible solutions for these, as stated in the implementation plan. Continued development will take place in 2018-2019 for commercialisation in 2020.

Planned approach and implementation

We have partnered with Inspiralia, a product development company based in Madrid. They have conducted a preliminary study within the Horizon 2020 Phase 1 focusing on technical, commercial and financial goals. Testing and evaluation have been made for technical options for positioning grip and cutting devices. We have collided with cost-sharing and collaboration with partners and subcontractors through direct contacts with these and procuring quotes. Dialogue has been taken with potential users Robot degrees along with Pick-Chick.

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Last updated 14 June 2019

Reference number 2017-02540

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