Bloom Announces 90% Increase in Cannabis Trimming Speed

Bloom Automation is on the forefront of technology to evaluate and process delicate agriculture through advanced optics and proprietary algorithms. Our mission is to join intelligent automation with innovative producers, producing the next generation of cultivation. We trim with the precision of a human, but the efficiency of a machine.

WOBURN, MA - Bloom Automation Inc., an agri-tech company specializing in cannabis trimming equipment, today announced a 90% increase in their trimmer's processing speed, as enabled by new artificial intelligence algorithms.


The Bloom trimmer — which uses a robotic arm and visual sensors to trim leaves from cannabis flowers — incrementally improves its capabilities using machine learning. The leap in performance is a culmination of a larger dataset of images, thousands of hours of software R&D, and a faster graphic processing unit (GPU).

"Our updated machine processes cannabis at approximately twice the speed of a human trimmer, moving us that much closer to Bloom's vision of hand-trimmed-quality at an industrial scale," said Jon Gowa, CEO and Founder of Bloom.

Bloom Automation's system requires little attention from the operator, allowing personnel to perform additional tasks while the machine runs. Gowa estimates that a single technician can operate six Bloom trimmers — effectively performing the work of 12 employees.

"The AI has expedited the analysis of a frame of data from 15 seconds to 1 second, now down to just 0.1 seconds," said Gowa. "It can distinguish flower from leaf almost instantaneously — hence the advancement in speed."

Unlike other machine trimmers and standard hand-trimming processes, the Bloom system trims without detaching the flowers from the stem. Each stem is suspended vertically while a robotic arm shears away leaves. Gowa reports that this method prevents damage to the valuable flowers and preserves the plant in a form that is as close to its original state as possible.

For more information about cannabis trimming or the science behind Bloom Automation, contact Shannon Hagerty, Marketing and Business Associate, at info@bloomautomation.com.

Featured Product

Connect, focus, get the image

Connect, focus, get the image

The 13 MP autofocus camera uEye XC is especially easy to operate and delivers high-resolution images and videos in the blink of an eye. Unlike typical webcams, it has been specifically designed for use in industrial applications and delivers sharp image data even in changing light conditions. Setting up and operating only requires a cable connection. The webcam-like camera is characterised by its particularly elegant and lightweight magnesium housing: with dimensions of only 32 x 61 x 19 mm, it is compact, sturdy despite its light weight and absolutely suitable for industrial use - benefiting, for example, kiosk systems, applications in industrial production or agriculture. With the uEye XC Starter Set, IDS offers a full-package deal for $500. (launch promotion, valid until 30 November 2022) that allows customers to evaluate and use the full range of functions of the new camera. The set includes not only the camera, tripod adapter and cable, but also a macro lens. Thanks to this lens, the camera is also suitable for demanding applications at close range. It easily shortens the minimum possible object distance and opens up additional application possibilities.