Partnership launches new 6-axis TVM from Automate 2017

4th April 2017
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Partnership launches new 6-axis TVM from Automate 2017

Working in partnership, TM robotics and Toshiba Machine have announced the launch of Toshiba Machine’s newest TVM 6-axis line, from the biggest robotics show in the world, Automate. The new 6-axis robots are compatible with other Toshiba Machine products, including injection molding machines and machine tools, and are a great fit for companies that have significant material handling and general machine tending needs.

The new cost-effective TVM model is a vertically articulated robot series aimed at a multitude of industries, such as automotive components, plastics, medical, packaging, and pharmaceutical, due to its high productivity in transfer and assembly and lightweight, reliable design.

Toshiba Machine has initially released three models of the TVM – all with varying specifications:

  • TVM900/TSL3200E; Reach 1124mm, Payload 20kg  
  • TVM1200/TSL3200E; Reach 1418mm, Payload 15kg  
  • TVM1500/TSL3200E; Reach 1715mm, Payload 10kg  

Combined with Toshiba Machine’s robot vision recognition package, TSVision3D, the TVM also supports easy implementation of bin-picking automation. With such convenience, no CAD data is necessary for model registration. Instead, the introduction of an automated system is supported with an easy calibration procedure. 

In addition to the TVM launch, TM Robotics will also be featuring a number of robots and partnerships from the TM Robotics booth at Automate. They include:

  • New partnership with ASG. The TH550A SCARAwill be demonstrated with ASG toshowcase screwdriver assembly applications.
  • The TVL500 6-axis and the THL300 SCARA. Working together to hold a golf club and putt, demonstrating how each robot can accomplish deliberate tasks that require attention to finite details.
  • The TSVision3D software. Enables system integrators to easily automate bin picking and is of great interest to industries such as food preparation, pharmaceutical, and order fulfillment.

TM Robotics’ Founder and CEO Nigel Smith who will be available from the Automate booth #1668 will be discussing the 6-axis robot trends, when it makes the most sense to use a traditional versus a collaborative robot and why it’s so important that a product line like Toshiba Machine’s is able to offer the full spectrum of robots (6-axis, Cartesian, and SCARA).

Smith commented: “Automate is the most important show we attend every two years and we’re thrilled to be here with so many of our partners, colleagues and customers. With all of us under one roof, it’s the perfect place to showcase what we’re doing and make business connections that count.”


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