Flexiv, a developer of general-purpose robotics solutions, has announced its partnership with Handplus Robotics, a Singapore-based automation integration company.
Handplus’, which was founded in 2018, has experience in automating logistics and manufacturing lines, which Flexiv claims makes them a suitable partner for supporting its range of seven-axis force-controlled robots.
Handplus’ established distribution network within Singapore and Malaysia is hoped to support Flexiv to meet the needs of new markets and customer bases.
Owen Wu, senior sales manager for the Asia Pacific region, Flexiv, said, “This partnership with Handplus will enable more end-users to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by adaptive robotic technology.
“We have seen substantial growth over the past two years, and this strategic partnership with Handplus will enable us to expand our market presence without compromising the service we provide to our clients.
“Working together, Flexiv and Handplus will enable customised smart solutions to be created, which will reduce the effects of labor bottlenecks and decrease the ROI period.”
Albert Causo, the CEO and founder of Handplus, said, “Flexiv is the ideal partner for us as they offer a different kind of robotic arm which is a game-changer for applications which require sensitivity and fast response times.
“The added functionality of a seventh axis and the force control capacity has opened an extra dimension of possibility for us.
“If robots are to be used for tasks which require human-like dexterity and sensitivity, Flexiv has the robots to do it.
“We are confident that our partnership will be mutually beneficial, and we look forward to what will surely be a very successful 2023.”
Flexiv released its first commercially available adaptive robot in 2018, and since then has been developing automation solutions to reduce human participation in ‘dangerous, dirty, or unfulfilling tasks’.