TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, has announced that it will sell its first ‘Made in India’ robot — BRABO in the European market. It has also received “CE” certification for commercial sale in the European countries.
The robot is now in compliance with essential requirements relevant to European health, safety and environmental legislation, permitting its export to customers in Europe.
In a statement, Amit Bhingurde, COO, TAL Manufacturing & Solutions Limited, said:
With the CE certification we have raised the benchmark for the BRABO to deliver solutions to global businesses, steering towards automation, including that of labour-intensive industries, freeing up precious manpower time in other areas of business, to transform businesses into technologically advanced ecosystems.
The robot — BRABO has been designed to create efficiencies right from raw material handling until packaging of finished product and can be programmed to operate 24/7 in all situations. It was first showcased at the ‘Make in India Week’ last year, and is claimed to be a cost-effective solution meant to automate micro, small and medium enterprises.
It can be used for varied applications like pick and placement of materials, assembly of parts, machine and press tending, as a sealing application, camera and vision based jobs, among others. The BRABO can also complement human workforce by taking over dull, dangerous and monotonous jobs.
As per the company, with the growing shortage of skilled manpower, ever-increasing wages, IR issues with existing labor unions and changes in regulatory framework, there is a strong case for adopting automation in the industry. Thus, TAL has developed articulated industrial Robots in the range of 2-5-10 kg payload and now offers cost effective automation solutions to the MSME in India. With its modular and optimum design, higher flexibility and significantly lower cost of ownership, the BRABO is revolutionizing automation in the MSME in India.
With BRABO, TAL Manufacturing will focus on automotive, electronics, logistics, food, packaging, pharmaceutical and other industries. The current list of BRABO customers includes Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Diebold, CPG Industries, Hydromatik, SGK Industries, RTA Spa Italy, BITS Dubai Campus, Suparna Plastics, Micromax Systems, Twin Engineers, AM Ecosystems and Kaziranga University.