As the trend of Industry 4.0 takes the world by storm, collaborative robots and smart factories are becoming the latest hot topic.
At this year’s PPMA show - which returned to the NEC from 26-28 September to provide manufacturers with insights into the latest machinery products, technologies and materials. HMK demonstrated the world’s first collaborative robot with built-in vision recognition from Techman Robot.
The new TM5 Cobot from HMK merges systems that usually function separately in conventional robots, the Cobot is the only collaborative robot to incorporate simple programming, a fully integrated vision system and the latest safety standards in a single unit.
With capabilities including direction identification, self-calibration of coordinates and visual task operation enabled by built-in vision, the TM5 can fine-tune in accordance with actual conditions at any time to accomplish complex processes that used to demand the integration of various equipment; it requires less manpower and time to re-calibrate when objects or coordinates move and thus significantly improves flexibility as well as reducing maintenance cost.
HMK showcased the new TM5 Cobot at this year’s PPMA show at the NEC, on stand F102. Where visitors experienced the innovative and intuitive graphic HMI and hand-guiding features.