30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety. 

With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever.

Oversupply may be a problem going forward, especially as Chinese robot manufacturers step up their production, but even including the new companies entering the market, the number of industry-standard robot makers worldwide is relatively small.  Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

Techman Robot looking for distributors in Japan for its collaborative robots

The Techman Robot company is inviting Japanese companies to apply to become distributors for its robotics and automation products. 

The company will be displaying its technologies at the forthcoming International Robot Exhibition in Japan.

Techman is making no secret of the fact that it would like to find local distributors in Japan.  Continue reading Techman Robot looking for distributors in Japan for its collaborative robots

HMK claims new collaborative robot is world’s first to have integrated vision

Industrial automation company HMK has launched what it claims is the world’s first collaborative robot with integrated vision. 

UK-based HMK’s vision system is built into a robotic arm built by Techman Robot, a Taiwanese company.

HMK says its TM5 Cobot system “sets a new benchmark” in collaborative robotics because it merges systems that usually function separately in conventional robots.  Continue reading HMK claims new collaborative robot is world’s first to have integrated vision