At MACH this year, industrial robot specialist, TM Robotics were there to support its new UK distributor, RARUK Automation. 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 marked 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 demonstrated 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 also launched 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.”
The benefits TVM900 machine, which is different in its class was also at the show. This robot can handle a payload of 20kgs with an arm reach of 1100mm, and when combined with Toshiba Machine’s robot vision recognition package, TSVision3D, the TVM also supports easy implementation of bin-picking automation.