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8th February 2021
TM Robotics wins contract to supply THE600 SCARA robots

Shibaura Machine partner, TM Robotics has won a large contract to supply a substantial amount of THE600 SCARA robots to a global electronics assembly plant. The contract was given to TM Robotics’ Mexican distributor, Global Manufacturing Incorporated (GMI), which reportedly beat competitors both on price and specification.

1st December 2020
New partnership expands wire and cable offering

Industrial robot supplier, TM Robotics, has partnered with Magnetic Technologies, to distribute the company’s high quality magnetic brakes to the UK market. The partnership complements TM Robotics’ existing role as distributor for Mobac, a German manufacturer of drive technology and apparatus for wire and cable applications.

24th August 2020
TM Robotics launches robotics consultation service

Electronics manufacturing has experienced extraordinary change. Responding to the shifting needs of the sector, TM Robotics has launched a new robotics consultation service to advise manufacturers on how automation can aid recovery and growth. Held with a TM Robotics automation specialist, the free consultations can be managed remotely or by appointment.

28th July 2020
TS5000 robot controller provides improved precision

Following several years of development, TM Robotics has released the new TS5000 robot controller. The new controller forms a launch pad for the next generation of industrial robots from Shibaura Machine — formerly known as Toshiba Machine. Boasting faster position control, the TS5000 improves robot precision and shortens cycle times.  

27th July 2020
The role of workers in the robotics revolution

According to research by the ‘Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies’, almost a third of food processing operations already use robotics in their facilities. What’s more, half of those surveyed said they will increase their level of automation in the next three to five years as the robotics revolution continues. However, not every food manufacturer is an automation convert. Here, Nigel Smith, Managing Director of...

15th July 2020
Pick, purchase and program your first industrial robot

Robots aren’t always given a favourable representation in pop culture. In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), homicidal supercomputer HAL 9000 demonstrates how a robot could conspire against its human colleagues. Thankfully, industrial robots aren’t quite as menacing. Here, Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics, gives advice to manufacturers to make their first robotic investment.

8th April 2020
Counterfeit parts: manufacturing’s next threat?

Heard of the hover fly? Adorned with black and yellow stripes, these creatures take advantage of the wasp’s fearsome reputation by using mimicry to repel predators. Deception in nature is fascinating, but in the industrial equipment world, false imitation can be problematic, especially when it comes to counterfeit parts.

10th March 2020
How to determine the true cost of robotics

Google Trends data demonstrates that web searches for the phrase, ‘how much does a robot cost?’ have doubled since 2009. Determining the total cost and return on investment (ROI) of a robot isn’t straightforward, as Nigel Smith, managing Director of Industrial robot upplier TM Robotics, explains.

29th January 2020
Good things come in automated packages

The earliest printed circuit boards, patented by Austrian inventor Paul Eisler in 1943, were assembled by hand. The tedious method involved manually cutting, trimming and soldering numerous wires. The process was slow and prone to error and unfortunately, it hasn’t evolved much since.

22nd January 2020
Are cobots inherently safe?

Recent results from the Global Robotics Report 2019 has identified that 79% of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot. As one of the fastest growing sectors of the robot market, this lack of knowledge could be dangerous. Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics, quashes some common misconceptions about collaborative robot safety.

16th April 2019
New distributor signings at Automate 2019

  Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, welcomed three new partners to its distributor network at Automate 2019. Production Components Inc (PCI), BlueBay Automation and Global Manufacturing Incorporated (GMI) officially signed distributor contracts at the show, which was held on 8th-11th April, 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

14th March 2019
Ever had your portrait drawn by a robot?

TM Robotics is bringing its robot sketching demonstration to Automate 2019, held at McCormick Place, Chicago, from 8th-11th April 2019. TM Robotics will exhibit a range of Toshiba Machine’s robots, including the THL500 SCARA, which will be creating free artist impressions of visitors at booth number 6763.

7th January 2019
Robotic soldering partnership to fully automate applications

It has been announced that Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, has partnered with ELMOTEC to develop robotic soldering technology using Toshiba Machine robots. The soldering machines allow customers to fully automate soldering applications, increasing efficiency of soldering for electrical and electronic components manufacturing.

10th September 2018
Flexibowl combination: Toshiba Machine robot integration

At PPMA 2018, with UK distributor, RARUK Automation, TM Robotics will demonstrate Toshiba Machine’s THL700 SCARA robot. The robot will operate in collaboration with the Flexibowl feeding system to exhibit a fully automated pick-and-place system. The demonstration will be held at the RARUK Automation stand, E20 from 25th to 27th September 2018. Toshiba Machine boasts one of the largest SCARA robot ranges on the market.

4th September 2018
Contamination-free automation

Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells every 27 days, equating to around 1,000 new skins in an average human’s lifetime. Even in a clean room environment, a worker will shed 600,000 particles of skin per hour. With this flakiness in mind, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, explained how clean room robots can eradicate the risk of human contamination.

27th June 2018
Visitors get portraits painted by robot at automatica 2018

TM Robotics launched Toshiba Machine’s latest industrial robots and machinery to the European market at Automatica 2018. Held from 19th-22nd June, 2018, Automatica welcomed over 40,000 visitors to witness demonstrations of the newest innovations in smart automation and robotics. Toshiba Machine’s wares were exhibited from the TM Robotics booth in Hall B5, stand 304.

15th June 2018
Everything you need to know before buying a cobot

Did you know that over 1.7m new industrial robots will be installed between 2017 and 2020? Collaborative robots (cobots), machines that work harmoniously alongside humans, account for 3% of this market, but will reach 34% by 2025. Nigel Smith, CEO of TM Robotics, explains what manufacturers need to understand before they jump on the cobot bandwagon, as this investment may not be as low risk as it first appears.

19th April 2018
The next phase of six-axis robots

Toshiba Machine’s latest range of six-axis robotshas been launched by TM Robotics, Toshiba Machine’s EMEA and US partner.Toshiba Machine’s six-axis TVM range will be used in a variety of industrial applications, including manufacturing for automotive components, plastics, medical, packaging and the pharmaceutical sector.

16th April 2018
Should robots pay taxes?

  Robot tax? A tax on robotics is as absurd an idea as a tax on pencils. As Britain’s political parties discuss a potential tax on automation and robotics, Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics, explains why slowing down the machine economy would lead to a productivity disaster.

3rd April 2018
Get your portrait painted by a robot at Automatica 2018

TM Robotics is launching Toshiba Machine’s latest industrial robots and machinery to the European market at Automatica 2018. Held from 19th-22nd June 2018, Automatica will welcome over 40,000 visitors to witness demonstrations of the newest innovations in smart automation and robotics. Toshiba Machine’s wares will be exhibited from the TM Robotics booth in Hall B5, stand 304.

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