Omron Automation Americas, an automation technology provider, has released a new TM Series Collaborative Robot to facilitate collaboration between humans and machines. With built-in vision and a user-friendly, plug-and-play programming interface, the new TM Series Collaborative Robot works seamlessly with humans to enhance productivity and ensure safety.
The advanced yet intuitive solution for automating repetitive tasks in manufacturing is designed to enable an innovative manufacturing environment, the company said. The highly transportable robot complies with safety requirements for human-robot collaboration specified in ISO 10218-1 and ISO/TS 15066 and can be easily trained to perform almost any repetitive task in any location thanks to a manual teaching function that allows operators to teach the robot with hand-guidance without needing for software, the company adding.
Other features detailed by Omron are:
- Programming interface is intuitive and quick to set up. The robot reduces installation and setup times due to a flowchart-based programming interface and intuitive teaching. No prior robot programming experience is necessary.
- Integrated on-arm vision system further reduces setup time. The robot comes with built-in vision and integrated lighting for capturing products with a wide viewing angle. Image sensing functions include pattern matching, barcode reading, color identification and more.
- Compliance with human-machine collaborative safety standards. The robot ensures safe cooperation between humans and machines and reduces installation time by eliminating the requirement for industrial safety guarding.
The introduction of the collaborative robot is geared toward manufacturers seeking to boost production and reduce employee fatigue by automating repetitive tasks such as machine tending, loading and unloading, assembly, screw driving, gluing, testing, or soldering. For more information, visit Omron.