Industrial robot and injection moulding manufacturer, Shibaura Machine will exhibit at K 2022, the world’s largest trade fair for the plastic and rubber industries. The show is held from 19 to 26 October 2022 at the Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. Shibaura Machine will demonstrate its latest technology in Hall 15, booth B21, supported by TM Robotics.
Shibaura Machine is the new name for Toshiba Machine— the long established manufacturer of industrial robots and injection moulding machines from Japan. At K 2022, Shibaura Machine will exhibit the TVM1200, a six-axis robot from the expansive TVM robot range. The TVM1200 will be operating in a cell servicing application, working in partnership with three injection moulding machines.
The TVM1200 is a vertically articulated robot series. It can be used in a multitude of industries, but is particularly advantageous for loading and unloading applications. The robot can be used in collaboration with injection moulding machines from any manufacturer, including the new all-electric SXIII injection moulding machine series from Shibaura Machine.
At the show, the TVM1200 robot will demonstrate its impressive reach and payload for loading and unloading applications. This model can achieve a reach of of 1,418mm and payloads of up to 15kg, but is also available in a smaller and larger option — the TVM900 and TVM1500, respectively. Moreover, this range of robots can be customised to meet clean room specifications and can be delivered with a ceiling mount if required.
The TVM1200 robot can also be combined with Shibaura Machine’s robot vision recognition package TSVision3D. The machine vision system uses two integrated high-speed cameras to achieve model registration without the need for complex CAD data. For the plastics and rubber industries, this can be useful for increasing the efficiency and accuracy of bin-picking applications.
“TM Robotics has long supplied Shibaura Machine robots for loading and unloading of injection moulding applications,” explained Nigel Smith, managing director of TM Robotics. “Many end users have traditionally chosen Cartesian X-Y gantry style robots for these applications, but there are actually far more options available. The TVM1200 demonstration at K 2022 will evidence this, and demonstrate our expertise in automation for the plastic and rubber industries.”