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Collaborative partnership

03 October 2019

Basingstoke-based motion control specialist, LG Motion, has recently entered into a partnership with HMK to start supplying the Techman range of collaborative robots in the UK.

Complementing the existing automated motion control solutions delivered by LG Motion, the cobot range is built by Techman Robot and offers a diverse choice of robot to meet various application requirements. The TM5 has a reach of 700mm and load capacity of 6kg, with the more industrial TM12 and TM14, offering a load capacity of 14kg and a reach of up to 1300mm. Low voltage versions of the cobot adds to its versatility inmobile applications.

With the ongoing reduction in the cost of implementation, manufacturers can now afford to take a much more flexible approach when it comes to simple, repetitive tasks in their workflow with cobots. The collaborative nature of these robots, including sophisticated safety features, allow for previously manual tasks to be replaced by more consistent automated solutions alongside the workforce, offering a considerable cost saving and increased accuracy.

Gary Livingstone, LG Motion Managing Director, explains: “Collaborative robots offer a much more flexible approach for some of the automated motion control solutions our customers need. After much research, we partnered with HMK, with the Techman cobot for three key reasons. Firstly, HMK has the reputation and scale to support our customers across the UK in this relatively new market. Secondly, we found the Techman cobot superior in its space. It’s easy to programme
and integrate, and as they work in a learning environment, we realised some of our customers could significantly increase their agility for production. Finally, the scale of the organisation behind the Techman product gives us the security that this product will have the ongoing support that our customers demand.”