New cost-effective Toshiba Machine robots offer higher payload, longer reach

Dear *|FNAME|*,

Toshiba Machine recently introduced and demonstrated several new products at its annual Solution Fair at the Numazu headquarters. Exciting new robots include the vertical articulated TVM series robot with high payload and long reach, and the new THE series of SCARA robot with high acceleration and responsiveness control.

You’ll find more information below, with details on how Toshiba Machine robots are ideal for applications such as CNC loading/unloading with larger, heavier parts; large injection molding machine integration; changeable screw-driving; and demanding, high-accuracy soldering tasks.

As always, we’re here to help you succeed and we’re excited to bring you these innovative, cost-effective productivity tools. Please let me know if you’d like more information.


Nigel Smith

TM Robotics (Europe) Ltd
Phone:  +44 (0) 1707 290370


TM Robotics Ltd.
Unit 2, Bridge Gate Centre,
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New TOSHIBA MACHINE Robots for Larger Payload, Longer Reach

Videos and datasheets are now available for the newest TOSHIBA MACHINE robots! These larger robots open up enormous new application possibilities, with longer reach, higher payload, and the same ease of programming and long-term reliability you depend on.

See the TV series 6-axis robot ceiling-mounted on a linear slide and loading/unloading a CNC machine. The TV and new TVM series robots are ideal for applications that handle larger parts with larger tooling and must reach deeper into the CNC machine. These new robots can also be integrated with
16- or 32-cavity injection molding machines without maxing out the robot on inertia versus payload.

One of the highlights for Solution Fair attendees was the utilization of the THL series SCARA robot, in a demo that scans a photo and accurately and quickly sketches the image. The TSL controller allows you to upload a large point table within seconds and is ideal for applications such as the ASG screw-driving application we demoed at Automate. With the THL series robot, you can quickly and easily change screw-driving requirements as product demand changes.

Within the SCARA demonstration area was a sneak peek of the new THE series high-speed SCARA robot – more about that in the next newsletter!


Lighter, Faster, More Accurate and Cost-Effective Soldering Solution

You now have a solution for demanding soldering tasks, such as pin soldering on circuit boards for the electronics industry, as well as battery cable crimping, copper cable soldering, automotive cable soldering, and many more.

TM Robotics has collaborated with Swiss partner Elmotec to create an innovative and cost-effective automated soldering system using a THL600 SCARA robot and Elmotec soldering head. The soldering head can also be used with TM Robotics 6 axis robots for laser soldering applications.

Refer to our web site for the complete specification and benefits.


New AREA Parameter Function Simplifies Multiple Robots in Same Work Envelope

An exciting new parameter function in the Toshiba Machine robot software simplifies installation of multiple robots in the same work envelope.  Now we can easily create control zones for safe integration of multiple robots in your facility, even in limited floor space.

The function is asynchronous to the robot program, so works regardless of state. For example, if one robot is emergency-stopped in the envelope of the second robot, the second robot will be aware that it’s not safe to move in that area.

This is a firmware upgrade that is backwards compatible with current Toshiba Machine robots.


Upgraded Fieldbus Capabilities for All Toshiba Machine Robots

Upgraded Fieldbus Capabilities for All Toshiba Machine Robots Get higher control, faster integration, and reduced cable connections from external devices such as PLCs with upgraded fieldbus capabilities.

EtherNet/IP, EtherCat, and PROFINET are available for all Toshiba Machine robots, and can be added as upgrades to robot implementations within the past five years.