For factory managers, the 2 indicators they’re most concerned about usually are: production efficiency and production quality. Under the global highly competitive environment, factories must find ways to provide as many high-quality goods to customers as possible within a limited time. The TM collaborative robot series caught Simon Lin’s (Plant Director, TMT Factory) eye.
He stated: “Here at TMT, we currently have 3 SMT production lines and 18 assembly lines to support the demand from Quanta Storage Inc. It requires large human power and effort to manage this scale of production site. Our ultimate goal is to maximize both productivity and quality; that’s when we thought of TM Robot. TM Robot’s vision function and image recognition technology makes them capable of identifying objects, including their size, shape, and color. We can combine these functions with the AOI application and have the robot arms sort out unqualified objects from the good ones, and further carry out path planning and pick-and-place operations. These are the main reasons why we implemented TM Robots into our production.”
Maximizing the Benefits with Limited Implementation Cost
For enterprise directors or factory managers, a great automation solution not only needs to fit their needs but also needs to be easy to implement and operate. At TMT, over 30 TM Robots are implemented into the work stations, executing jobs like picking/placing objects, labeling, and doing optical inspections. With all these robots, the operators need to fully understand how to operate and control them.
“One thing we like about TM Robot is its operating software – TMflow. It really reduces a lot of time needed for training our operators. The software is very intuitive and logical, so our operators can learn it very quickly. Thus, it didn’t take much time for them to become familiar with editing tasks on the production line using these robots.” says the TMT Automation Dept. Manager Harry Tsou. “One other feature, which we think is the greatest advantage of TM Robot, is its smart built-in vision function. The vision smart function is capable of identifying various objects. Combining with TMflow and hand-guided teaching function, we were able to implement the robots to our production line in a very short time.” According to Mr. Tsou, within 6 months after implementing the TM Robots, TMT has recouped 80% of the implementation cost.
TMflow’s graphical interface is easy for operators to get familiar with.
TM Robots help to enhance the factory’s productivity and quality consistency, but it also allows factory managers to adjust the production line in a more flexible way and optimize the whole production. Among all benefits, human workers can work safely when being in the same space with these cobots. It’s definitely a win-win implementation for both factory managers and workers.
Established in 2016, Techman Robot is the only collaborative robot manufacturer based in Taiwan. It offers collaborative robots with embedded visual systems, software and application-based solutions to the market through its 100+ distributors in US, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.
In just three years after launch, it became the world’s second-largest collaborative robot brand. The company has been rapidly expanding into the international market ever since. Due to the high demand, it has expanded its factory in early 2019, providing large scale production and ensuring exceptional production quality. Techman Robot has also established branches in Shanghai, Busan, and multiple overseas sales offices in Changshu, Shenzhen and Chongqing, offering global customers localized service to support their smart manufacturing and automation ventures.
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