New robot for parts assembly

Louise Smyth

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 high payload capacity, the new machine promises to deliver fast-cycle automation to meet the growing demand for speed in parts assembly, testing and transfer processes in the electronics and automotive manufacturing industries.
The robot is capable of operating speeds of 7000mm per second, with cycle times hitting 0.3 seconds for a standard 2kg payload. The THE400 model can withstand a maximum payload of 5kg.
To meet rising demand for fast-cycle automation, the THE400 robot thoroughly redesigns the mechanism and control functions of previous SCARA robots. The model also boasts improved performance with regard to servo control, enabling enhanced arm tracking performance and more accurate movement.
Optional specifications for the robot include an ergonomic anti-dust design, a tool flange to attach a mounting hand, a bracket tailored to mount a vision camera and a robot-controller cable that has been designed to a customised length. Looking to the future, Toshiba Machine also plans to release a ceiling-mounted version of the design and a THE400 model specifically designed for cleanrooms.

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