Stäubli Robotics Announces New HE Robot for Humid and Wet Environments
Stäubli Robotics Posted 04/18/2011DUNCAN, SC - Stäubli robotics, manufacturers of innovative and technologically advanced industrial and cleanroom robots, announces a new and improved anti-corrosive version of its already unrivalled six-axis robot series; TX40, TX60 and TX90. The HE robot models offer a higher level of resistance to moderately acidic, basic or oxidizing environments.
The HE series have been specifically designed for applications in which the robot comes into contact with high humidity, water and various liquids such as detergents, cleaning solvents or cooling liquids. These robots are ideally suited for use in applications such as machine tools or metal processing, high pressure washing, water jet cutting and in food processing applications.
The enclosed arm structure is IP65 and the wrist is IP67, allowing low pressure immersion and resistance to corrosion. Critical parts such as the flange and other internal components are made out of stainless steel. Prior to final assembly and painting of the robot arm, all surfaces are specially treated for a better anti-corrosive behavior and a higher scratch resistance.
Other unique features of the robot version are specialized lip seals and a pressurization unit which provides positive pressure inside of the arm that further enhances the resistance to moisture intrusion of the arm. The interconnection cables and mounting holes are located underneath the arm which provides a perfect seal around the base of the arm protecting all connections and eliminating contamination collection areas.
“Stäubli Robotics has always focused its strategy and efforts on the highly diverse challenges of robotic automation by developing the most comprehensive and advanced robotic systems in the world. This new HE robot series represents the ongoing commitment of Stäubli in setting new benchmark standards while providing competitively priced and reliable robotic solutions to our customers,” says David Arceneaux, Robotics Operations Manager at Stäubli Robotics USA.
Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with three dedicated divisions: Textile Machinery, Connectors and Robotics. With a workforce of 3700, Stäubli has a presence in 25 countries and agents in 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.staubli.com.