Robotic Arms – The First "Made in India" Product

November 19, 2020 by No Comments

TAL, a subsidiary of Tata Group, introduced “Brabo,” a robotic arm with the capacity to lift up to 10Kg. The initiative is a part of the “Make in India” program that the Prime Minister is emphasizing more and more to improve productivity in-house.

Brabo is the first-ever robotic arm manufactured in India by an Indian company. The group’s head stated that the arm is currently available for three different payloads, and 55 are operational. According to the organization, the introduction of the arm is helpful for the MSME sectors, which are currently relying on imports or the excessive workforce.

With the use of the arm, a company not only achieves a better solution in handling products but also reduces operational costs. With the growing demand for skilled professionals, and changing regulatory frameworks, companies would soon choose automation as a replacement. With tremendous experience in the Mechatronics industry, TAL’s entrance into the articulated robots would pave a new path for the Indian industries and economy.

The main achievement of the product is the low ownership cost as well as the low maintenance cost. These two aspects are critical for any manufacturing company, as they would like to look at different proportions to reduce capital invest and reap benefits in a short period.

In an unusual move, Tata collaborated with several industries and banks to offer finance the cost of automation required for a company. The move will benefit many businesses that are struggling and seeking a proposition that will place them in a favorable situation.

Due to complete indigenous development, companies no longer have to depend on importing components or obtain the assistance of external help. In other words, they can now look inward rather than China, which is the leading hub for developing automation products.

Brabo uses a 5-axis approach and 360-degree rotation capability with a high repeatability of 2000mm/sec. As it operates on a single phase of 230v, placing it at the needed process line would be simple. Additionally, Tata promised to promote more products and designs to suit the variations required for different stages of a manufacturing line in industries belonging to a similar group, such as steel manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, precision component handling, and cargo handling.

It could be the beginning of a new era in the Indian automation industry. However, taking each step at a time is the need of the hour to create a balance between the operational cost and profits.

Source by Manish P