|Robot Grader AB
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|May 2017 - November 2017
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.