With Omron’s collaborative robot, manufacturers can now automate simpler and monotonous tasks such as picking, packing and screwdriving
Japanese Automation company Omron Corp.has announced the global launch of the TM series collaborative robot family from October 26, 2018, in 40 countries.
With the launch, the Kyoto-based company continues to accelerate harmonization of humans and machines.
Omron says its TM series provides a unique solution to easily install a robot to automate applications such as picking, packing and screwdriving which, although traditionally performed by humans, can be challenging to easily automate.
As part of the TM series launch, OMRON will release a “mobile-compatible” model which will seamlessly integrate into the market leading LD series autonomous mobile robots. By integrating the mobile-ready TM series with the LD series, users can automate more complex tasks such as picking and placing onto a tray/into a container, and flexibly automate by connecting processes with autonomous mobile robots.
Key features of the TM Series Collaborative Robot –
Intuitive programming interface: It reduces programming time.The flowchart-based intuitive programming interface and easy teaching require little to no previous robot programming experience.
Integrated on-arm vision system: The TM series comes with built-in vision and integrated lighting, allowing the user to capture products with a wide viewing angle. Equipped with image-sensing functions such as pattern matching, bar code reading and color identification, this robot system makes inspection, measurement and sorting applications extremely easy to set up out of the box.
Conforms to all human/machine collaborative safety standards: The TM series conforms with all safety standards that enable cooperation between humans and machines, and can be safely operated around people without industrial safety fencing traditionally required for industrial robots, greatly reducing the installation time.
Omron will introduce 12 robots in the TM series with a combination of certain specifications such as arm length (900 mm, 1100 mm, 1300 mm), payload ( 4kg, 6kg, 12kg, 14kg), power supply (AC, DC), conforming or not conforming to SEMI S2 safety guidelines.
With the addition of the TM series collaborative robot to its product lineup, Omron aims to further enable safe, flexible and collaborative manufacturing between human and machine and continue to accelerate “i-Automation!”, an innovative manufacturing concept where humans and machines work in harmony.