New SCARA offers more power with identical footprint

New SCARA offers more power with identical footprint

The new Toshiba Machine SCARA robot designated the TH650A meets the increasing speed and productivity demands placed on SCARAs by all sectors of the manufacturing industry.

A replacement for the old TH650 model, this SCARA is a visual triumph of industrial design and has the same footprint as the previous version, which means more power in the same sized package.

Payload is 10kg and arm length is 650mm, both of which are identical to the previous Toshiba Machine SCARA in the range. However, compared to most competing models, the robot’s working envelope is substantially larger with axis one and two combining to provide a near 360° working area. An internal wiring harness reduces wear and tear as well as the height requirement of the cell.

The robot’s TS2100 controller uses the SCOL programming language, which is similar to BASIC. This language is used across the Toshiba Machine SCARA range, which means integrating the TH650A alongside older models is a simple process. Motion control commands include single axis motion, synchronous motion, linear interpolation, circular interpolation and arch motion. There are 31 +7 external inputs and 22 +10 external outputs. System inputs can be used for start, stop, reset and servo-on functions while system outputs are for alarm, emergency stop and status functions.

An extensive range of options includes Toshiba Machine’s TSPC programming software, for 3D simulation of the robot movement and additional IO. Ethernet and Fieldbus (DeviceNet, Profibus and CClink) communications provide advanced programming flexibility. Further options include linear or circular conveyor synchronisation, which, together with an easily integrated vision system, provide advanced pick and place functionality.

The Toshiba Machine robot range will now extend from the TH-250A, which has an arm length of 250mm, through the general purpose SCARAs with arm lengths between 450mm and 1050mm, up to the large palletising SCARA with a 1950mm reach and a payload of up to 70kgs