StÃ¤ubli Tec-Systems GmbH of Bayreuth, Germany, is targeting the plastics industry with its six-axis robot, the RXplastics.
The robot, which debuted at K 2001, sits beside an injection press and reaches in from the side. It comes in three models, with load capacity of 55 pounds and a maximum reach at the wrist of 87½ inches.
StÃ¤ubli said its robots are pre-wired for the Euromap 12 standards, so they can be directly connected to injection molding presses.
In other news, StÃ¤ubli announced that electronics molder Eimo Technologies, formerly Triple S Plastics Inc., has purchased 12 of its robots.
Eimo Technologies bought its first StÃ¤ubli robot in 2001, for use in an automated manufacturing cell at its Georgetown, Texas, plant. Four window components for cellular phones, held together by a runner, are molded simultaneously. The robot removes the windows from the mold, cuts off the gate, drops each window individually into a plastic bag and discards the runner down a chute.
Eimo Technologies, based in Portage, Mich., has been expanding its automation in recent years and chose StÃ¤ubli RX130 six-axis robots for their higher throughput, the company said.
StÃ¤ubli's U.S. headquarters is in Duncan, S.C.
Tel. (864) 433-1980, fax (864) 486-5485.