Automation experts collaborate at MACH 2018

5th March 2018
Lanna Cooper


TM Robotics will be attending MACH 2018 supporting its new UK distributor, RARUK Automation on their stand: H19-238. The exhibition, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 9th-13th April 2018, is the UK’s premier event for engineering-based manufacturing.

Organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), the biennial exhibition is an incredibly popular event for leaders in the UK’s manufacturing sector. The 2016 event was attended by 25,627 visitors over the five days and exhibitors attributed a total of £150m in new business to the show.

MACH 2018 also marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics and its new distributor, RARUK Automation. Following a search for a strong UK sales partner, TM Robotics chose RARUK because of the company’s in-depth technical knowledge and clear understanding of the UK robotics and automation market. RARUK has an extensive sales team, but this is backed up by a team of highly technical automation engineers.

At the show, TM Robotics will be demonstrating its SCARA robot in conjunction with RARUK Automation’s FlexiBowl feeder throughout the week-long exhibition. RARUK Automation was recently appointed as the official UK distributor for TM Robotics’ full range of SCARA, cartesian and 6-axis robots.

“MACH is the ideal platform to demonstrate how well Toshiba Machine robots integrate with other components of automated processes,” said Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics.

“Our high performance SCARA robots are able to perform reliably at maximum speeds with continuous operation. Ideal for moving small parts, the SCARA machine is the perfect match for a bowl feeder like RARUK Automation’s FlexiBowl. Whether you need to automate processes in food, pharmaceutical, automotive or even cosmetics manufacturing, this is the ideal combination for you.

“We will also be launching the TVM 6-axis robot range at the trade show. The new cost effective TVM model is a vertically articulated robot series suited to support at a multitude of industries, including automotive components, plastics, medical, packaging, and pharmaceutical, due to its high productivity in transfer and assembly and lightweight, reliable design.”

Visitors to stand H19-238 can discover the benefits TVM900 machine. This robot can handle a payload of 20kgs with an arm reach of 1,100mm, and when combined with Toshiba Machine’s robot vision recognition package, TSVision3D, the TVM also supports easy implementation of bin-picking automation.

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