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Tata Motors arm launches Made-in-India robot

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on April 12, 2017

TAL Brabo caters to the MSME sector

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, has launched a Made-in-India robot catering primarily to micro, small and medium industries. It is priced 30-40 per cent lower than competition, the firm claimed.

The indigenously built robot — TAL Brabo — is available in two variants of payloads of 2 kg and 10 kg, priced at ₹5 lakh and ₹7 lakh, respectively.

“This is the first robot conceptualised and designed in India. TAL Brabo is suited not only for India, but also for manufacturing units across the world,” said Amit Bhingurde, Chief Operating Officer (Robotics), TAL.

Apart from the MSME sector, the robot can also be used by large-scale manufacturers.

It has been tested across 50 sectors such as automotive, light engineering, precision machining, software testing, education and aerospace. It can be used for tasks such as picking and placement of materials, welding, sealant application and vision-based inspection. The company claimed the robot has been proven to increase productivity 15-30 per cent, with a payback period of 15-18 months.

The robot can be programmed to operate 24/7 and can perform complex operations cost effectively, Bhingurde said.

The cost of spare parts and annual maintenance, according to the TAL official, will be cheaper as support engineers are based in the country.

TAL has tied up with Italy-based RTA Motion Control Systems as a technological partner for critical components of the robot such as motors and drives.

The company has sold 25 units and given 30 units to customers on a six-month trial basis. Apart from in-house usage at Tata Motors, the robot has been deployed with customers such as Mahindra and Mahindra, CPG Industries, BITS Dubai Campus and Micromax Systems, the company said in a statement. TAL is also preparing for the IP certification for the robot, which will indicate its water- and dust-resistance capabilities. Tata Motors is also planning to export the robot to the European market.

Published on April 12, 2017
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