TM Robotics has introduced its TS5000 robot controller to the North American market.
Engineered in Japan and boasting huge improvements in design and programmability, the new controller has been developed with Industry 4.0 in mind — forming a launch pad for the next generation of industrial robots from Toshiba Machine.
Designed for future factories, the new TS5000 controller is 33% smaller than existing versions for minimal impact on the factory footprint. Weighing just 10kg, with dimensions of 370mm width, 150mm height and 355mm depth, the compact design of the TS5000 allows for easy installation.
Moreover, the new controller has dedicated ports for status feedback and control, allowing for more ports for priority communications, such as vision interfacing and system control. For non-protocol communication, the TS5000 boasts eight available port — a four-fold increase on the previous two ports of the TS3000 robot controller.
Other improvements include an increase in file storage, providing eight times more capacity than previous versions. The controller also has expandable storage up to 32GB with the addition of an SD card. This also increases the number of programs available and improves the potential of program size.
The controller is compatible with several machines from the TM Robotics product offering, which encompasses an extensive range of SCARA, six-axis and Cartesian robots.
For further information please visit www.tmrobotics.com.