Techman, a cobot manufacturer from Taiwan, makes a series of 6-axis cobots with a payload capacity of 4 to 14 kg and a reach of 700 to 1300 mm. These cobots have an integrated 2D vision system, which makes positioning via landmarks very easy. This means that this is a very suitable cobot brand if you also physically move the cobot.
In addition, the integrated vision enables the cobot to recognize objects and to see places, patterns and colours and to read barcodes.
TM's integrated vision system
The vision system is not only software-based, but also hardware-integrated in the cobot. This also has 2 disadvantages: the head of the robot arm is a bit more bulky, so hard-to-reach corners are less accessible. And sometimes, with a specific application, it is more practical to have a vision system at a stationary location.
Programming Techman cobots
Like many other cobot brands, TM cobots are programmed with your own notebook or tablet, not with a supplied teach pendant. Like all cobots, the TM cobots can be programmed via the software and via manual guidance of the robot arm. Various End-of-Arm tools are compatible with the Techman cobots, such as the OnRobot and Gripkit grippers.