Techman launches heavy payload TM30S cobot


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Techman Robotics' TM30S cobot works well in high-volume industrial tasks, the company says.

Techman’s new TM30S cobot is designed for numerous industrial duties. | Supply: Techman Robotics

Techman Robotic launched its TM30S collaborative robotic arm for palletizing this week. The TM30S is an extension of the Taiwan-based firm’s TM AI cobot collection. The TM30S has a most payload of 35 kg (77.16 lbs) and a attain of 1,702 mm (67.01 in) throughout six joints. 

Techman outfitted its newest robotic with built-in good imaginative and prescient and a 3D digital camera. It makes use of 3D and AI recognition expertise to detect measurement and place data. The corporate says this expertise permits the robotic to rearrange objects with out the necessity for pre-specified stacking patterns. Moreover, the TM30S can deal with complicated eventualities like tilting, becoming, and tape wrapping, reaching environment friendly AI blended case palletizing.

Techman says the TM30S is designed for a spread of duties involving palletizing and packaging, pick-and-place jobs, materials dealing with, and heavy machine tending. The cobot leverages AI to offer extremely automated manufacturing effectivity in good manufacturing. It additionally has good imaginative and prescient and peripheral software program integration, and a extra intuitive person interface than earlier Techman fashions, the corporate mentioned.

New cobot partnership raises questions

Techman entered right into a strategic partnership with OMRON in 2018 to satisfy the rising automation wants generated by labor shortages. OMRON bought the TM collection cobot arms as co-branded merchandise globally via its distribution community. The businesses additionally collectively developed a cellular manipulator that mixes OMRON’s cellular robotic and TM collection cobot arms.

In 2021, OMRON bought a ten% stake in Techman Robotic. Via the funding, OMRON aimed to collectively develop revolutionary robots that mix OMRON manufacturing unit automation tools with Techman’s collaborative robots, making certain each security and productiveness and providing an answer to the problem of labor shortages at manufacturing websites.

Final month, nonetheless, OMRON partnered with NEURA Robotics. This partnership unveiled at Automate 2024 “cognitive robots” for manufacturing. The brand new iCR cobot collection was utilized in demos on the occasion, but it surely additionally raised questions on what the long run holds for Techman and OMRON’s relationship.

A supply at OMRON instructed the Robotic Reportthat it’s working with NEURA to diversify its choices to climate trendy geopolitics.

A well known robotics trade veteran instructed The Robotic Report, “Prior to now, the connection between [Techman] and OMRON was frayed, however a distributor insisted it has improved. Nonetheless, NEURA is at one other degree. If what I’m seeing is true, NEURA’s robots are good and far simpler to make use of.”

Nonetheless, an OMRON spokesperson mentioned, “The NEURA partnership won’t impression our partnership with Techman. We [will] proceed working with Techman, and the TM cobot continues to be an enormous a part of our cobot collection.”

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