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TM Robotics and RARUK Automation partner for Autumn trade show season

24 July 2019

TM Robotics will collaborate with its official UK distribution partner, RARUK Automation, for this Autumn’s trade show season.

Starting with the PPMA Show, held at the Birmingham NEC on October 1 to 3, 2019, TM Robotics will demonstrate the Toshiba Machine THL700 SCARA robot. The machine will operate in combination with Flexibowl feeding system, demonstrating a fully automated pick-and-place system. 
The system will be exhibited at the RARUK Automation booth, stand number E20 at PPMA 2019. As the UK’s leading processing and packaging machinery show, PPMA hosts the latest technology systems for use in industry. The THL700 and Flexibowl combination will demonstrate an ideal vibratory feeding option for automotive, electronics and industrial parts and components.

Using a rotating disk actuated by a servomotor, the Flexibowl provides an effective method of sorting and separating small parts for production. This is used in combination with a Toshiba Machine SCARA robot, the THL700.

The THL series is a collection of nine low energy SCARA robots from Toshiba Machine. Spanning from 300mm to 1200mm arm’s length, the vast THL range can provide a suitably sized machine for every robotic application. The THL700, the mid-sized model, boasts a 700mm arm’s length with a 10kg maximum payload and a cycle time of 0.50 seconds when operated with a 2kg load.

The THL700 and Flexibowl system will also be demonstrated at Robotics and Automation, held at Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 29 and 30 of October 2019. As the UK’s only largest robotics and automation exhibition, Robotics and Automation provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about the potential applications for robots, as well as view practical demonstrations of how automation is improving manufacturing processes.

“We’re now celebrating our second year in partnership with RARUK Automation, TM Robotics’ official UK distributor,” explained Nigel Smith, managing director of TM Robotics. “At both PPMA and Robotics and Automation, the THL700 and Flexibowl system will be manned by representatives from RARUK Automation, who will be available to provide knowledge and advice on industrial robot deployment.

“The system is one of the most cost-effective automation solutions available from TM Robotics, making use of the THL robot, an affordable robot in the Toshiba Machine range. The combination has been designed to simplify otherwise tedious pick-and-place processes, but also demonstrated how easily Toshiba Machine robots can integrate with other components.”

More information the THL SCARA robot range can be found on the TM Robotics website. To schedule an appointment with a representative from TM Robotics or RARUK Automation at either PPMA or Robotics and Automation, please contact TM Robotics directly on +44 (0) 1707 290370 or

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