Superior drive technology from Stäubli
Superior JCM drive technology, used in the six axes of Stäubli’s TX series, demonstrates exactly what this means in practice, offering a number of advantages. The most outstanding feature of this design is the integration of motor and gearbox in a single component. This solution results in a considerable improvement in efficiency and a significant reduction in energy consumption – as much as 20 % to 40 % compared to its predecessor, depending on the application and specific model. For the operator, this means a considerable reduction in energy costs.
In Manfred Hübschmann’s opinion, however, the main advantages lie in other areas: “The backlash-free JCM drive units set new standards for speed and accuracy. Our TX robots can execute more than 100 picks per minute. This level of performance leads to an increase in plant productivity, shorter run times, and a consequent saving across entire systems. A huge reduction in energy consumption per produced component is the end result – a potential bonus that far outweighs the optimized power consumption of the robot itself.”
In addition, thanks to JCM’s integrated drive design, service and maintenance costs are practically halved, giving an additional major cost saving. Furthermore, long maintenance intervals serve to protect the environment from pollution and conserve resources, because significantly less waste is generated. The use of wearfree gearboxes can considerably extend the robot’s lifecycle without adversely affecting the machine’s precision or performance.
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.