STÄUBLI Robots Perform the Grinding of Sinks
Faverges (France) - Increase in productivity and quality, Intersan Company, the leader in bathroom accessory manufacturing, acquired a RX170 L robot to automate the grinding of aluminium and stainless steel sinks. Prior to the robot's installation, these operations were carried out manually.
Presently, 13 sinks of different shapes and sizes are ground with the RX170 L. The automation of these operations increased productivity by a factor of 3 to 1, and improved finishing quality and consistency in the different products.
A Particularly Well-suited Robot
The STÄUBLI RX170 L robot was chosen for the following reasons:
- the need to have a 6-axis robot to grind the left surfaces, with a wide working envelope (some sinks are over three meters long),
- the performance of V_TRAJSIG software designed by STÄUBLI. This software works specific movements such as epicycloids and sinusoids. The flowing movements obtained by V_Trajsig's capability to define soft trajectories resulted in high quality surface finishes. It is important to mention that the software's user-friendliness allowed various testing to be done quickly, reducing development time.
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
Stäubli Corporation - Robotics Division
201 Parkway West
Duncan, SC 29334