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Robotics is the future for the food and drink industry

Robotics is the future for the food and drink industry

According to a 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 […]

By June 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics: Automating the plastics industry

TM Robotics: 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 […]

TM Robotics: Should robots be taxed?

TM Robotics: Should robots be taxed?

Robot tax? A tax on robotics is as absurd an idea as a tax on pencils. As Britain’s political parties discuss a potential tax on automation and robotics, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, explains why slowing down the machine economy would lead to a productivity disaster. The world’s first robot […]

By April 24, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics provides solution for rapid food-packing

TM Robotics provides solution for rapid food-packing

Fold it, seal it, tape it, box it, pick it, place it – automate it. No, these aren’t Daft Punk lyrics, but the separate processes that Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. However, automating these processes without expanding on factory floor space was no easy feat. For a new […]

By March 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK becomes TM Robotics distributor

RARUK becomes TM Robotics distributor

To strengthen its position as a leading UK provider of automation solutions, RARUK Automation has teamed up with TM Robotics to offer the Toshiba Machine SCARA, Cartesian and 6-axis robots. The systems complement the company’s established product programme that has been focused on collaborative and mobile transport robots, automation systems and feeding solutions. These new […]

By March 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics announces 3D simulation software tool

TM Robotics announces 3D simulation software tool

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 […]

By February 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics offers tips for choosing a 3D vision system

TM Robotics offers tips for choosing a 3D vision system

With four times as many as colour 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 […]

By January 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics launches new Toshiba SCARA robot

TM Robotics launches new Toshiba SCARA robot

TM Robotics has assisted in the launch of Toshiba Machine’s THE400 SCARA robot, which was unveiled at the International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2017. The biennial show was held on November 29 to December 2, at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. Alongside the new SCARA model, Toshiba Machine demonstrated its robot programming tool, 3D vision […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics offers observations from IREX

TM Robotics offers observations from 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, […]

By December 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics dispels the Industry 4.0 myths

TM Robotics dispels the Industry 4.0 myths

Machinery automation could be compared to the human body. Our eyes are the sensors that monitor operations. Our hands are the actuation to manoeuvre things around us. Finally, our brains are the process control, providing intelligence and managing processes. Traditionally, machines in industrial environments could only provide actuation, but not anymore. As we enter the […]

By November 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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