PPMA Show – Huge Success for HMK

HMK has just returned from an exciting week at the PPMA Show, the industry’s leading production line event in processing and packaging machinery.

Serving manufacturers within the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and FMCG industries, PPMA offered visitors a chance to see new machinery in action, gain access to potential new suppliers and evaluate and purchase the latest technology as well as talk face-to-face with the industry’s leading technical experts.

HMK launched their extended range of Collaborative Robots, or ‘Cobots’, with integrated vision at the show. Adding two new products to its Robotic portfolio, the TM12 and TM14 from TECHMAN, HMK continues to spearhead innovation with the introduction of the most advanced range of collaborative robots (‘Cobots’), pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in automation and implementing the future of industry 4.0 today.

Carl Krajewski, CEO at HMK commented “The show was a great success for us, there was an immense visitor interest in the extended range of Cobots which created a great buzz on our stand at all times.”

Carl added “PPMA provides a great opportunity to catch up with existing customers and meet new potential customers, it also allows us to showcase HMK’s ‘Collaborative Robot’ offering through live demonstrations.”

Each corner of the HMK stand featured a live ‘Cobot’ demonstration. The new Collaborative robot from TECHMAN merges systems that usually function separately in conventional robots.

Featuring an increased payload and reach capability the TM12 and TM14 still remain, Simple, Smart & Safe. With an achievable reach of 1300mm and 12kg payload for the TM12 and 1100mm reach and 14kg payload for the TM14 Cobot, they are ideally suited for a variety of industries – Packaging and Plastics, and Food. Featuring ease of operation and rapid deployment, these robots reduce automation and maintenance costs whilst increasing precision and production, perfect for applications requiring 100% accuracy.

The TM range of Cobots features simple programming, innovative integrated vision capabilities together with the latest safety functionality, all leading to rapid deployment in a huge variety of applications. The TM12 and TM14 has improved vision identification functionality completely integrated within the collaborative robot platform which vastly increases the cobot’s range of applications. This includes functions for shape matching, barcode & QR code reading, colour recognition, OCR, conveyor tracking and 3D Bin picking, features typically only found on high additions to the robot arm.

To view live videos of the TM5 and TM12 in action click on the links below.

Watch the TM12 Collaborative Robot Palletising Boxes at PPMA 2018, making it the ideal partner for a variety of palletising tasks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAF8zmDcI1k

Watch the TM5 use its 3D vision to perform a bin-picking task that would be impossible to automate with less advanced machines.


For additional information please visit https://www.hmkdirect.com/products/robotics/

or call a member of our team on 01260 279411.