TM Robotics Launches Toshiba Machine’s TSVision3D from Automatica

New Vision System Offers Users Quick Pattern Recognition, Easy Configuration and High Speed Accuracy

MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TM Robotics, in partnership with Toshiba Machine, announced today the launch of Toshiba Machine's TSVision3D software at Automatica 2016. TSVision3D was developed and designed so anyone can understand and use it—a stark contrast to previous 3D vision technologies in the industry that required a high level of expertise and were difficult to use. Carefully created as an optimized balance between processing speed and accuracy, companies in industries such as food preparation, pharmaceutical, and order fulfillment now have access to usability-oriented support software that enables system integrators to easily automate bulk picking.


While human workers can look at a jumbled bin full of parts and immediately identify the best way to pick up items based on their shape and position, avoiding the edge of the bin as they reach inside, the complexities of automating these actions have been prohibitive until recently. Now, with TSVision3D, the system incorporates two integrated, high-speed stereo cameras that are capable of 30 frames per second for continuous, real-time 3D images. The camera manages image capture, processing and parallax operations to identify items' positions, and the vision software adds easy model registration without requiring complex CAD data.

"This new approach to 3D vision combines the latest vision system technologies and software to overcome stumbling blocks previously experienced with 2D vision systems," said Nigel Smith, CEO of TM Robotics. "TSVision3D makes automated bin-picking a reality, even for smaller volume and highly variable applications. Our customers are thrilled they finally have this option, and we're looking forward to helping them get it installed."

In support of the TSVision3D launch, TM Robotics has also written a white paper on automating bin-picking as a cost-effective option. Click HERE to read more.

Other Toshiba Machine robots TM Robotics will demonstrate at Automatica include:

The High Speed SCARA THP550. This will work in tandem and synchronize with a Toshiba Machine linear actuator. It's a high-speed demonstration that simulates insertion and synchronization.
TV800 6-axis robot. This exhibit simulates wine pouring while showing the full dexterity of movements of the Toshiba Machine 6-axis robot range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiwBGdrSkKs.
TVL500, the small 6-axis robot, and the THL300 SCARA. This is an intricate handling demonstration that highlights the flexibility of the award winning 6-axis robot and the movements of the cost-effective THL SCARA range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjT5jZhH76E.
The TV and TVL Series are a cost-effective 6-axis robot range from 600mm to 1000mm in arm length that can handle up to 10kgs of payload. With the THP demo, the controller technology simplifies the process of adding a sliding fifth axis to the SCARA robots. This enables end users to extend the range of a SCARA robot or use the modified machine to transfer product from one workstation to another without human intervention or the addition of any non-robot automation technologies.

Automatica runs 21-24 of June at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Exhibition hours are from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. each day of the event.

About TM Robotics

TM Robotics, in partnership with Toshiba Machine, offers a comprehensive range of industrial robots ideally suited for high-precision assembly, machine loading/unloading and material-handling applications that can be dust proof, clean room, or IP65/67. The company's extensive product line starts with a Cartesian solution available in thousands of combinations from single actuators to 4-axis solutions; 6-axis solutions that can include precise vision-control; and a complete range of SCARAs from low cost to the industry-leading SCARA with 1200-mm reach that can carry up to 20 kgs. TM Robotics sells and services robots throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, Russia, Africa, and Australia, as well as North, Central, and South America, from headquarters in Hertfordshire, England and Elk Grove Village, IL, USA. For more information, visit www.tmrobotics.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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