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Control and Machine Loading

Stäubli Robotics


Faverges (France) - Ernault, a partner of STÄUBLI France, installed a RX130 L robot at Delphi Spain. Delphi is an automotive supplier owned by General Motors. This robot controls a complete machining cell of driving shafts.

Ernault, founded in 1892, manufactures a wide range of CNC lathes and machin-ing centers. This company offers diverse services in terms of technical support, training, feasibility studies, after-sales service and maintenance. Thanks to a strong partnership with STÄUBLI, Ernault integrated the RX130 L robot at Delphi.

Located in the center of the cell, the RX130 L robot, equipped with 2 independent grippers, loads/unloads two Ernault CNC lathes (type ET220) as well as a control station. The driving shafts, weighing 0.7 kg each, are picked and placed in six different locations. The robot, master of the cell, controls the measurement of the parts and gives this information back to the first or the second machine for possible value corrections. At the end of the cycle, the parts are 100% controlled before their removal from the cell.

The performance of this installation is particularly high: 

  • Output/hour : 200 parts,
  • Loading/unloading time : 7 seconds.

The flexibility represents the focal point of this installation which can work in different ways; according to the production requirements, the robot handles one or two lathes, but does not necessarily manage the control station.

STÄUBLI is a 100+ year old, 2,400-employee Company with annual revenues of over 700 million Swiss Francs, headquartered in Switzerland. The STÄUBLI Group commitment to customer satisfaction is proven by worldwide office locations offering a 'first class' level of services such as training and maintenance.

In its production facility located in the heart of the French Alps a few miles south of Geneva (Switzerland), STÄUBLI's Robotics Division invests 12 % of its revenues in Research and Development. An innovation and quality strategy lead STÄUBLI to be awarded ISO 9001 for its three activities: textile, connectors and robotics.

For additional information, please contact
Marketing Manager
Stäubli Corporation - Robotics Division
201 Parkway West
Duncan, SC 29334
Tel. 864-433-1980
Fax. 864-486-5497


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