TM Robotics launched Toshiba Machine’s THE600 SCARA robot to the North American market at Automate 2019, held at McCormick Place, Chicago. At the region’s largest automation technology showcase, TM Robotics showcased Toshiba Machine’s latest robots. Demonstrations included models from the SCARA and six-axis range, as well as robot programming tool, TSAssist.
The THE600 is the latest addition to Toshiba Machine’s range and builds upon the established specifications of the THE400. Toshiba Machine’s THE400, which was launched last year, promises to boost manufacturers productivity without extortionate investments. Boasting twice the speed and 60 per cent higher payload capacity than competing SCARA models in the same price range, both THE models provide ideal investments for those new to automation.
“Combining high speed operation with a high payload capacity, the THE600 model has been developed to meet growing demand for fast-cycle automation,” explained Nigel Smith, president of TM Robotics. “Manufacturers are looking for machines to deliver improved precision and enhanced performance without breaking the bank, particularly in parts assembly, testing and transfer processes.
“As one of the first industrial robot manufacturers to bring SCARA models to the market, Toshiba Machine has a wealth of experience in developing this technology. This knowledge and engineering allows TM Robotics to provide cutting-edge robots to our customers at a fair and attainable price.”
TM Robotics exhibited alongside distribution partner, ASG Jergens. ASG is an RIA certified Integrator, focusing on the assembly industry. Having established a partnership with TM Robotics in 2017, ASG has since integrated ASG screw feeding systems with Toshiba Machine robots for its customers. At Automate 2019, ASG demonstrated exactly how Toshiba Machine’s SCARA and Cartesian robots can be used to automate screwing and feeding applications.
TM Robotics also exhibited other robots from its extensive selection, including the TVM range of six-axis robot models. The TVM range is a vertically articulated series available in three different sizes, lending itself to a multitude of industries.
With the largest range of SCARA models on the robot marketplace, TM Robotics also demonstrated several SCARA machines, including the well-established TH-A range and the high speed, high performance THP models.
Alongside demonstrations of robots, TM Robotics also exhibited its latest robot control software, TSAssist. The robot programming tool offers powerful assistance to all phases of automation. The software, which is compatible with any Toshiba Machine SCARA, Cartesian or six-axis robot, was demonstrated by the team at booth number 6763.
“Our software isn’t about making programming complicated, it’s impressively user friendly,” explained Ryan Guthrie, executive vice president of TM Robotics. “In fact, the results of TM Robotics’ Global Robotics Report showed that simple programming was, above all, the most important thing customers look for in control technology when choosing a robot.
“TSAssist has been developed with this level of usability in mind, particularly for its 3D simulation features. At Automate 2019, TM Robotics’ team were available to provide demonstrations of the software, illustrating how the tool can be used to save manufacturers valuable programming time.”
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