TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a Tata Motor subsidiary company, has announced that it has received ‘CE’ certification for commercial sale of its Brabo robot in Europe.
An innovative concept developed from an industrial user perspective to automate micro, small and medium enterprises, the TAL Brabo now complies with essential requirements relevant to European health, safety and environmental legislation, thereby permitting its export to customers in Europe.
The Brabo can used to create efficiencies right from raw material handling, until packaging of finished product and can be programmed to operate 24/7 in all situations, for continuous production, with a high degree of flexibility and even perform complex functions cost effectively. The Brabo can be used for varied applications for tasks like pick and placement of materials, assembly of parts, machine and press tending, as a sealing application, camera and vision-based jobs. The Brabo can also complement human workforce by taking over dull, dangerous and monotonous jobs.
The Brabo was designed and styled in-house at TAL Manufacturing and Tata Elxsi respectively, while manufacturing of some critical parts was done at Tata AutoComp. At TAL’s manufacturing facility in Pune, a demo facility has been set up where robots perform multiple applications like sorting with vision system, press tending, gluing sealing, machine tending, pick and place, welding and various other applications.
According to Amit Bhingurde, COO, TAL Manufacturing & Solutions (pictured above), “CE certification for the Brabo is a milestone which is a testament to TAL’s manufacturing’s world-class engineering solutions, not just for India, but for Europe and the rest of the world. With this 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 Brabo is a cost-effective solution and we believe, over time it will become the preferred option for businesses who hope to bring in automation.”