Stäubli Focuses on Lightweight Construction and Control Technology
Stäubli Robotics Posted 07/09/2012Of course, Stäubli has not been concentrating its efforts solely on advanced drive technology. Lightweight materials and controls also constitute a major focus, as Manfred Hübschmann reiterated. “With regard to the performance and efficiency of our high-speed robots, it is the total package that counts. Therefore lightweight materials and control technology plus other elements have a crucial role to play. We are currently working on promising developments in these areas.”
The introduction of a new generation of controllers with intelligent features will reduce the robot’s energy consumption even further, but not without simultaneously increasing the dynamics. In terms of lightweight construction, the newly developed four-axis TP80 Fast Picker, with performance far in excess of 200 picks per minute, admirably demonstrates the benefits of reducing mass in motion where it counts. Further new developments to maximize efficiency are on the horizon.
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