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Grabit Case Study

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Grabit Case Study
Grabit Case Study
Grabit Case Study
Grabit Case Study
Equipment & Machinery
Product Development
Autonomous Robots
Grabit, a promising startup, wanted to take its revolutionary electroadhesion gripping technology to market. Flex Lab IX partnered with Grabit to perform state-of-the-art testing and make business connections that would help the company fundamentally change factory and warehouse automation. Today's factories and warehouses need automation technologies that can handle fragile electronics such as flat-screen TVs and solar panels. Grabit invented a new technology that could revolutionize factory and warehouse automation. But this groundbreaking technology had to undergo rigorous testing before it could launch.
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Grabit is poised to revolutionize the multi-billion dollar material handling market with its patented electroadhesion technology. Electroadhesion is a disruptive technology that enables completely new solutions in both manufacturing and warehouse automation. Grabit’s products offer a flexible, energy-saving technology that enables the handling of delicate and difficult to grasp parts and eliminates custom, part-specific and costly alternatives.
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Flex Lab IX partnered with Grabit to bring its patented electroadhesion technology to market in less time. The team worked with Flex's electrostatic discharge experts at the Product Innovation Center in Austin, Texas, where they performed testing and characterization of the grippers to reveal potential issues ultimately demonstrating that the technology could offer a flexible, energy-saving way to handle delicate and hard-to-grasp items.

Hardware Components
- ABB Robotics
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IOT
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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
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Time-to-Market - Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.
Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Energy Efficiency - The amount of energy used in production processes can be lowered and made more efficient.
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