Smart Machines & Factories
New TM Series Collaborative Robot from Omron Accelerates the Harmonisation of Humans and Machines
Published:  29 January, 2019

Omron’s TM series collaborative robot family helps realise an innovative manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony. With the various vision functionalities and the simple, intuitive programming environment of the TM collaborative robots, OMRON will further enable safe, flexible, and collaborative manufacturing between human and machine.

As changing consumer trends continue to shorten product life cycles, manufacturers need production lines to meet the requirements of frequent product change-overs. In addition, as labour shortage becomes a reality, manufacturers strive to automate the simpler and monotonous tasks, to create a workplace where people can contribute in the more creative tasks.

Omron's TM series provides a unique solution to easily install a robot to automate applications such as picking, packing, and screwdriving that, traditionally performed by humans, can be challenging to automate. As part of the TM series launch, Omron has released a “mobile-compatible” model, which seamlessly integrates into the market leading LD series autonomous mobile robot. This will enable users to automate more complex tasks such as pick and place onto a tray or container, and to connect production processes with the autonomous mobile robots for flexible manufacturing.

Three Key Features of the TM Series Collaborative Robot

1. Intuitive programming interface reduces programming time

Reduced installation and setup times compared to traditional industrial robots.

2. Integrated on-arm vision system reduces setup time

The TM series comes with built-in vision and integrated lighting.

3. Conforms to all human-machine collaborative safety standards reducing installation time

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.

With the addition of the TM series collaborative robot to its product line-up, Omron will further enable safe, flexible, and collaborative manufacturing between human and machine and continue to accelerate "innovative-Automation", an innovative manufacturing concept where humans and machines work in harmony.

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