The ProSlab 155 automated turf harvester by FireFly Automatix is the winner of the Utah Innovation Award in the category for Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing. The 15th annual program seeks to recognize exciting technological advances happening in Utah and the companies that create them.
The Utah Innovation Awards program is organized by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. The Selection Committee included more than 80 experts to evaluate nominations in eight categories. Winners were announced Thursday at an Awards Dinner at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
Will Decker, FireFly's VP of Engineering, said, "We have applied technology that is traditionally found in factory automation in a clean, quiet, and stationary environment, and applied it to agriculture. We've found that our machine will burn 50-75% less fuel than a competitive technology with the same function."