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04 August 2017

Toshiba Machine’s 6-axis TVM robots are lighter but still capable

Toshiba Machine’s 6-axis TVM robots Toshiba Machine’s 6-axis TVM robots
Toshiba Machine’s 6-axis TVM range will be used in a variety of industrial applications, including automotive components, plastics, medical, packaging and the pharmaceutical sector.

The vertically articulated robot series is available in three models, each with varying reach and payload specifications. Compared to previous ranges, the improved TVM six-axis robot series also provides a longer arm length in each of its three models.

The smallest model, the TVM1500, provides a maximum reach of 1,715 mm, the TVM1200 can reach up to 1,418 mm and the largest model, the TVM900, provides a maximum reach of up to 1,124 mm. In addition to three distinctive arm lengths, the operating range of each model can be expanded by mounting the robot on an optional linear actuator.

Even though the robot body has been reduced in weight, the 6-axis TVM range can still manage payloads of up to 20 kg (TVM900). The smaller models, the TVM1200 and TVM1500 can each manage 15 kg and 10 kg respectively.

The robots offer complete hardware compatibility with other Toshiba Machine equipment, including the company’s TSVision3D robot vision recognition package. What’s more, all three models are compatible with the same robot controller, Toshiba Machine’s TSL3200. As with all Toshiba Machine industrial robots, the controllers are programmed in SCOL, a programming language similar to BASIC.

Andrew Allcock

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