Toshiba Machine has developed the new high-speed SCARA robot, the THP550, which has been designed specially for high-speed handling applications in the food processing and pharmaceutical packaging fields.
The THP550 has an arm length of 550mm and a maximum payload of 2kg (4.4lb). The main new features include a lighter body weight and low inertia of the second arm. The first arm is made from solid aluminum for higher rigidity, but the robot achieves extremely fast cycle times of 0.29 per seconds (1kg). The durability of the body structure has remarkable resistance under frequent acceleration and deceleration.
The THP550 is equipped with the newly developed controller, the TS3000, which has built-in Ethernet/USB ports as standard. The new controller has the capability to share a vision system on multiple robots, so it makes conveyor and vision synchronization effortless and affordable. It also provides easy maintenance for programming data input/output.
Additionally, the built-in PLC function allows easy connection with HMI, touch screens and control of I/O equipment, regardless of the robot operation and program. Options such as IP65 and clean-room specifications are available for this model.