Toshiba Machine SCARA used for RIA certification

ASG named Robotic Certified Integrator by Robotics Industry Association Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, has supported ASG, Division of Jergens in the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) assessment to become a Certified Robot Integrator. Using a Toshiba Machine TH650A SCARA robot during the RIA exam, ASG has passed the certification process and achieved certified status. This is the first time a SCARA robot has been used for the RIA certification. The RIA Certified Robot Integrator program was established in 2012. The [...]

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, explains how clean room robots can eradicate the risk of human contamination. Some industries rely on maintaining a controlled clean room environment, with strict restrictions on the [...]

Automating the plastics industry

One of the biggest challenges for robotics manufacturers is the perception that the technology is here to take the jobs of humans — but that is simply not the case. Unfortunately, the notion that automation poses a threat to jobs often overshadows the potential benefits of investing in the technology. Here, TM Robotics founder and CEO, Nigel Smith, explains how robot technology is impacting the plastics and injection molding market. It is the task of robot manufacturers to better [...]

Revolutionizing the food and drink industry

How robotics and automation are paving the way for the future According to a 2017 market research report by Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies entitled Trends in Food Processing Operations, half of the companies surveyed will be increasing their level of automation over the next three to five years. Despite this, many manufacturers admit they don’t know where to start. Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of industrial robot specialist, TM Robotics, explores how automation can benefit your facility. Many industries [...]

High performance 3D simulation in robot software

TM Robotics announces new TSAssist software Industrial robot specialist, TM Robotics, is introducing the new TSAssist software; a powerful programming tool from Toshiba Machine. The software offers powerful assistance to all phases of automation, including planning, design and improvement. The next generation of robot software comes at a time where more businesses are turning to high performance 3D simulation for manufacturing.  This software package is a step up from the company's standard TSPC programming software, bringing more features and capabilities [...]

TM Robotics at the ATX Expo

Toshiba Machine launches newest SCARA robot in the US Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, will be exhibiting at Automation Technology (ATX) West — America’s largest annual design and manufacturing event. TM Robotics will be exhibiting alongside Futura Automation, the company’s sales agent for the West Coast. ATX West will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from February 6 to 8, 2018. TM Robotics will be exhibiting alongside Futura Automation at booth 4489. ATX West connects over 20,000 engineers [...]

Tips for choosing a 3D vision system

The future of vision systems in manufacturing With four times as many as color receptors as humans, the Mantis shrimp has the most impressive eyes in nature.  Manufacturers have long relied on human vision for complex picking and assembly processes, but 3D vision systems are beginning to replicate the capability of human vision in robotics. Here, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, gives three rules to live by when choosing a 3D vision system for manufacturing.   Rule [...]

Observations from the International Robot Exhibition (IREX)

With over 300 exhibitors spread across two halls, the International Robot Exhibition (IREX) is the largest robot trade show in the world. Held at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan, the biennial event welcomes robot manufacturers from around the globe to introduce the latest robotic technology. Here, Nigel Smith, managing director at Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics explains how IREX’s popularity has grown and how the themes at the 2017 show illustrate changing perceptions towards industrial automation.   Growing popularity The event [...]

Improving performance and precision

Toshiba Machine’s THE400 to be revealed at IREX 2017 Industrial robot provider, TM Robotics, is preparing to introduce the THE400 SCARA robot, the latest addition to its range of industrial machinery. The new model has been developed to set the standard for the next generation of SCARA robots, and will be officially launched by Toshiba Machine at the International Robotic Exhibition (IREX) in Tokyo, Japan, which will run from November 29 to December 2, 2017. Combining high-speed operation and a [...]