OMRON invests in Taiwan’s collaborative robotic firm Techman Robotic Inc

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OMRON is an OEM for Techman collaborative robotics arms. | Picture credit score: OMRON
OMRON Company proclaims the signing of an settlement for capital funding in Techman Robotic, Inc. (“Techman”) based mostly in Taoyuan, Taiwan. With this funding, OMRON will maintain a stake of roughly 10% in Techman. The funding is anticipated to be accomplished by December 2021.
In recent times, the necessity for automation to mitigate labor shortages within the manufacturing sector has grow to be a social challenge. As well as, COVID-19 has posed new dangers for staff working in shut proximity. Below these circumstances, there may be rising demand for collaborative robots that may safely work facet by facet with people at manufacturing websites with out security limitations and may flexibly deal with a number of duties. On the similar time, each security and productiveness should be assured to speed up coexistence and coordination between people and machines.
OMRON and Techman have a deep partnership through which OMRON sells TM collaborative robotic arms. | Picture credit score: OMRON
In 2018, OMRON entered right into a strategic alliance with Techman to satisfy the rising automation wants generated by labor shortages. Since then, Techman’s “TM collection” collaborative robots have been bought as a co-branded product globally by way of OMRON’s distribution community. OMRON and Techman have additionally collectively developed the “Cellular Manipulator,” a cellular work robotic that mixes OMRON’s cellular robotic and the “TM collection,” to understand manufacturing websites the place people and machines collaborate. By way of the funding in Techman, OMRON goals to collectively develop modern robotic options that mix OMRON manufacturing unit automation gear with Techman’s collaborative robots, guaranteeing each security and productiveness and providing an answer to the problem of labor shortages at manufacturing websites.
Junta Tsujinaga, Firm President of Industrial Automation Enterprise Firm, commented on the funding meant to strengthen the OMRON-Techman alliance as follows. “The atmosphere surrounding the manufacturing business is altering considerably. Anticipating these adjustments, since 2016 OMRON has pursued superior manufacturing with the distinctive value-generation idea ‘innovative-Automation’ to resolve points that manufacturing websites face. Now we have centered on robotic expertise and market improvement because it acquired industrial robotic maker Adept Know-how Co., Ltd. in 2015. In 2018, we added Techman’s collaborative robots to our product lineup. The strengthening our alliance with Techman at the moment additional pushes the evolution of collaboration between people and machines in manufacturing. By strengthening collaborative robots, OMRON goals to create manufacturing websites the place people and machines collaborate and resolve the problem of labor shortages. By using automation expertise cultivated at manufacturing websites, we will even actively pursue creating automation to deal with labor shortages past the manufacturing sector within the major and tertiary sectors as effectively.”
Dr. Shi-Chi Ho, the chairman of Techman Robotic, mentioned: “Techman Robotic has penetrated the worldwide market and efficiently grow to be the world’s second-largest collaborative robotic firm since 2018. Below the alliance, Techman collaborative Robotic has enhanced the repute all around the world with OMRON, which helps obtain our firm’s mission of bettering the lives of people by way of innovation. We goal to shut the hole for each enterprise and create sensible manufacturing unit options for human-machine collaboration. We’re delighted to deepen our longstanding relationship with OMRON by way of this collaboration, which is a major alternative for each corporations, addressing the fast-growing hole available in the market for the demanding want for sensible manufacturing. We consider our partnership will open new modern doorways into the long run. OMRON and Techman Robotic will collectively ship a extremely versatile and scalable collaborative robotic answer, aiding clients to simply and totally combine collaborative robotics into sensible manufacturing.”
By strengthening its robotics enterprise, OMRON goals to allow the creation of producing websites that speed up the conclusion of its “innovative-Automation” idea, benefiting its clients and enriching individuals’s lives all over the world.