Stäubli six-axis robots – not just for wet rooms
Stäubli with systematically expanded HE robot series
Stäubli Robotics has systematically expanded its range of HE robots. The lineup of six-axis units now extends from the compact TX60 to the large TX200 and is perfectly suited to use in production environments where high humidity and splashing with water or coolant is a problem.
The HE prefix, standing for Humid Environment, is applied to all Stäubli models that are specially adapted for use in damp locations. The HE versions are suitable for all applications where the robot comes into direct contact with liquids or spray water. Whether for water-jet cutting or for use in machining, Stäubli HE models are the natural first choice. And Stäubli HE versions prove to be the perfect solution in the food industry too, where strict hygiene standards must be adhered to at all times; the robots can be easily jet washed as part of the daily cleaning routine. The success story began with the introduction of the Stäubli TX90 he. The decision to expand the series was taken at Stäubli due to high demand shortly after launch. Today’s users can draw on a wide selection of six-axis HE variants. In addition to the forerunner, the TX90 he, which is available in a range of three different arm lengths – 1,000mm to 1,450mm – compact six-axis machines of the TX60 series and the big sixaxis RX160 and the TX200 series are also available as HE versions.
In addition, there are also long-arm versions of the recently introduced HE models, so that the optimum robot is available for each application in a safe working load (SWL) range up to 130kg at a reach of up to 2.6 meters. Typical of Stäubli, these precision machines impress with their excellent dynamic range combined with impressive repeatability.
Well prepared for tough jobs
Stäubli Robotics has carefully designed all HE versions to withstand particularly hostile conditions in wet areas and constant splashing from liquids. The robot is completely encapsulated and consequently meets protection IP 65 as standard. This protection classification can be further increased through the use of Stäubli’s overpressure protection unit. An IP 67 wrist allows immersion in liquid media with a pH value of between 4.5 and 8.5. An especially helpful feature when used in wet areas is vertical cable management. All connections are protected from splash-back under the robot base.
Before the robots get their paint finish, all surfaces are subjected to special treatment to increase corrosion resistance and render the entire housing less prone to mechanical damage. Parts that are particularly exposed are in stainless steel. The final high-quality surface treatment in standard paint colors of yellow, gray or white ensures that the robot can be easily cleaned.
About Stäubli: Textile Machinery, Connectors and Robotics
Stäubli is a mechatronics solution provider with three dedicated divisions: textile machinery, connectors and robotics. With a workforce of 4000, Stäubli has a presence in 25 countries and agents in 50 countries around the world.