Case Studies

Robotic Cannabis Trimming Machine

Posted in HMI and SCADA, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Motion Control, PLC Programming


Bloom Automation designs and builds robotics and automation equipment for the cannabis industry. They reached out to DMC for help with a robotic cannabis trimming system. Bloom Automation was eager to launch this system to the market and needed an integrator as soon as possible to get the job done. DMC stepped in and revamped the existing system and continued adding features bit by bit. We worked closely with the client’s internal team to bring their robotic trimming platform from initial development to deployment at customer grow houses.


Bloom Automation was on a short timeline to launch their product. DMC stepped in to get this ground-breaking product out to the market.

We upgraded the multi-axis motion control system from stepper motors to servo drives for faster performance and higher throughput. We configured the integrated safety PLC for e-stop buttons and machine guarding.

Further, our team revamped and redesigned the HMI layout to make it more user friendly. We added a configurable dashboard on the home screen to give the user a clear picture of what’s going on within the system. We added an alarm and event log for troubleshooting.

We revamped the recipe configuration features to fine-tune and optimize machine performance for each type of cannabis strain.

After launching the product to the market, DMC helped Bloom Automation commission and test the initial batch of machines being sent to the first customers. We trained Bloom’s team to make sure they understood the system. We are continuing to provide ongoing support and troubleshooting.

Learn more about DMC’s work in the cannabis industry.

Customer Benefits

  • Ability to bring a new product to the market on an accelerated timeline 
  • More intuitive UI on the HMI 
  • Easier troubleshooting of the system 
  • More granular control of the process 


  • B&R PLC
  • B&R mapp View HMI
  • ACOPOS Servo Drive
  • B&R Powerlink 
  • B&R SafeLOGIC