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Allied adds cobots to its automation portfolio


Allied Electronics & Automation, Fort Worth TX, has expanded into the newest category of automation, control and robotics products with the recent addition of Omron’s TM Series of Collaborative Robot (Cobot) to its portfolio.

Omron TM5 Series cobot equipped with a 2f-85 gripper from Robotiq, poised and ready for work on the Omron mobile work station.

“We are excited to offer our industrial automation customers this new line. We are equally excited that Allied is currently the only U.S. distributor licensed to carry these new cobots,” says Andrew Luig, Allied supplier manager.

“Omron has had a 19-year relationship with Allied, offering solutions from relays and sensors to controllers and robotics,” adds Eric Roggeman, Omron national channel development manager. “It is only natural that we would turn to Allied with our new collaborative robot line. Omron and Allied have always worked collaboratively to provide our customers the products they need. This exclusive partnership is our commitment to evolving that relationship in a dynamic marketplace that also puts emphasis on both online and in-person access and support. We are very excited to work with Allied.”

The new Omron Cobot is geared toward manufacturers seeking to boost production and reduce employee fatigue by automating repetitive tasks, such as machine tending, loading and unloading, assembly, screw driving, gluing, testing, or soldering.

“We expect this new robotics category to grow quickly, as it helps customers automate the most manual, repetitive tasks, leaving skilled workers to perform more complicated tasks alongside industrial robots,” says Allied product director Joe Reed.

Omron TM5 Series cobot equipped with a 2f-85 gripper from Robotiq, poised and ready for work on the Omron mobile work station.