Company: Soft Robotics


Equipment Snapshot: 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 placement, 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 for more information.