This article reports the results of experimental study carried out at the automatic bagging unit of KMML Chavara. The automatic bagging unit used at present is inefficient and too much time is wasted while filling the bags with titanium dioxide which is their final product. The experimental study conducted revealed that the bag is not getting opened fully when titanium dioxide powder is to be poured onto it. This has lead to the invention of a new shape memory alloy gripper which is controlled by PLC. The integration of PLC with shape memory alloy actuator is the crux of this design.