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Stäubli Robotics Brings Peak Precision to Metal Fabrication at FABTECH 2023

Stäubli Robotics will show FABTECH attendees how its high-precision metalworking robots are reshaping metal fabrication processes.

Posted: September 4, 2023

Stäubli Robotics’ TX2-160L HDP (high dynamic precision) robot is a gamechanger in automotive, metal and other manufacturing plants tasked with laser cutting of complex parts.

Metal fabricators from across industries and the world flock to FABTECH, the biggest event of its kind in North America, for the latest in metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. This year, at Chicago’s McCormick Place on September 11-14, Stäubli Robotics will draw attendees to Booth #B15021 (North Hall) for live demos and insights on robot-based automation solutions for overcoming the industry’s most pressing challenges.

Stäubli Robotics designs solutions from the standpoint of real-world pain points – and metal fabrication shops and manufacturers have their share: labor shortages, higher material costs due to supply chain issues, and the need for higher output and shorter cycle times pose real obstacles. But these issues are solvable, and Stäubli Robotics is at the forefront, tipping the scale toward profitability with robots that keep the workflow moving and consistently turn out quality products.

Meticulous 3D laser cutting

At FABTECH Stäubli Robotics will feature a laser cutting demo with its TX2-160L HDP (high dynamic precision) robot, a gamechanger in automotive, metal and other manufacturing plants tasked with laser cutting of complex parts. The TX2-160L HDP handles elaborate cutting paths with ease, displaying high dynamic performance and impressive path accuracy at various speeds.

The TX2-160L HDP’s precision is repeatable across all trajectories and orientations, accommodating different shapes, contours, thicknesses and other parameters. A versatile tool changer enables it to easily switch from cutting to inspection. This level of flexibility makes it an asset in mass production as well as high-mix, low-volume production. The results: higher output, less material waste, fewer costly errors, and shorter cycle times.

Programming made simple

There is no need for operators with programming expertise, thanks to Stäubli’s latest generation of easy programming software and user-friendly robotic teach pendant. FABTECH attendees will experience this for themselves at the training cell in Booth #B15021. The training presentation will use a pick-and-place operation with a TX2-60 robot, and visitors will have the opportunity to use the new SP2 plus pendant and learn how to build a basic application.

Stäubli offers a complete range of industrial robots for processing metal parts. These compact, enclosed robotic arms with various attachment options are ideal for numerous high-speed applications such as finishing, die trimming, modeling, drilling, tapping, deburring, contouring and weld bead machining using various materials, e.g., aluminum, stainless steel or composites.

About Stäubli North America

Stäubli North America has more than 200 employees supporting Connectors, Robotics and Textiles customers. The company’s North American headquarters is in Duncan, South Carolina. Stäubli provides customer support through its locations in Duncan, Queretaro, Mexico, and the newest Stäubli North American facility, which opened in 2018 in Novi, Michigan. In addition to 24/7 customer support, each of these facilities offers training and has dedicated on-site technical experts who can be deployed whenever needed. Stäubli’s North American sales force is located strategically on the West and East coasts, and also serves Canada and Puerto Rico.

Worldwide, Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of quick release couplings, robotics systems and textile machinery. With a workforce of more than 5,500 employees, Stäubli is present in 29 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide.

About Stäubli Robotics

Stäubli Robotics is a leading player in robotics around the world, consistently delivering engineering as effective and reliable as our service and support. Stäubli offers a complete range of 4-axis and 6-axis robotic systems, collaborative and mobile robotics as well as software to meet the most exacting demands of the market internationally. Stäubli robots combine speed, performance and safety.

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