New Products from Shibaura Machine
The world seems to have slowed down, but innovation from Shibaura Machine certainly hasn’t. With a host of new robots on the horizon — including the THE600 SCARA and the TS5000 controller, there’s plenty of new automation to choose from.
THE600 SCARA Robot
The THE600 is the latest addition to the SCARA line up. Boasting high repeatability and speed, it is ideal for inspection and assembly processes. Download the datasheet for this product here.
The THE600 is designed to meet demand for fast-cycle automation. The price-to-performance leader, it has a 60 per cent higher payload capacity than competing SCARA models at a similar price.
The THE600’s capacity for high speeds with improved synchronized control and tracking precision make it the perfect automation tool for assembly and inspection applications.
Want to learn more? Check out this video, all about the THE600
Advanced robot controller, TS5000, launches in US.
Shibaura Machine, formerly known as Toshiba Machine, partner, TM Robotics, has introduced its TS5000 robot controller to the North American market. Engineered in Japan and boasting huge improvements in design and programmability, the new controller has been developed with Industry 4.0 in mind — forming a launch pad for the next generation of industrial robots from Shibaura Machine.
The controller release commemorates the beginning of the next generation of industrial machinery from Shibaura Machine. From April 2020, the company returned to its original name of Shibaura Machine to reflect its formal separation from the larger Toshiba Corporation.
Designed for future factories, the new TS5000 controller is 33 per cent smaller than existing versions, for minimal impact on the factory footprint. Weighing just 10kg with dimensions of 370mm width, 150mm height and 355mm depth, the compact design of the TS5000 allows for easy installation.
Moreover, the new controller has dedicated ports for status feedback and control, allowing for more ports for priority communications, such as vision interfacing and system control. For non-protocol communication, the TS5000 boasts eight available port — a four-fold increase on the previous two ports of the TS3000 robot controller.
Other improvements include an increase in file storage, providing eight times more capacity than previous versions. The controller also has expandable storage up to 32GB with the addition of an SD card. This also increases the number of programs available and improves the potential of program size.
“The TS5000 controller has been developed based on the TM Robotics ethos of delivering easy-to-use automation,” explained Nigel Smith, President and CEO of TM Robotics. “For instance, because the new controller is maintenance free, manufacturers can rest assured they can operate robotics for long periods with minimal disruption and production downtime.
“Advanced robotic technologies, like the new TS5000 controller, are essential to achieve manufacturing growth in the United States. The nation already boasts one of the world’s largest markets for industrial robots, and with the number of robots increasing, it is crucial that the quality of peripheral technology improves too.”
For more information on our new robots and upcoming releases, see our TM Robotics page at https://production-components.com/our-brands/tm-robotics/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 203 881 3013..