TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors has launched India’s first industrial-articulated robot and it goes by the name “BRABO”. The robot is indigenously developed for micro, small and medium enterprises in India.
This is the first time that an industrial robot has been conceptualised, designed and manufactured in India, the company said.
BRABO is meant to complement the human workforce and perform repetitive, high volume, dangerous and time-consuming tasks from raw material handling to packaging of finished products.
The company said it can increase productivity by 15-30 percent, with a payback period of 15 to 18 months.
The robot is available in payloads of 2 kilos and 10 kilos and is priced competitively between Rs 5 to 7 lakh.
RS Thakur, the chairman at TAL Manufacturing Solutions told BloombergQuint that the BRABO is 30-40 percent cheaper than its rivals around the world.
RS ThakurOn top of the price point, it will be cheaper to operate and manage because it’s very simple to program and worker training is simple too. And maintenance is available within India, whereas when you import a robot you have to pay the technicians from outside daily dollar fees and spare parts will also be at those costs.
The company took three years in R&D before launching the robot and spent nearly Rs 10 crore in the process.
The company said it has successfully tested the robot in over 50 customer work streams already. TAL is looking at supplying the BRABO to automotive, light engineering, electronics, software testing, plastics, education and logistics sectors, to name a few.
RS ThakurWe have sold 25 robots and installed 30 demos. But, those demos are in the manufacturing line of companies already.
(The article is published in an arrangement with BloombergQuint. )
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