FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (Aug. 27, 8:10 p.m. ET) — French automation company Sepro Robotique and Swiss player Stäubli Robotics are partnering to deliver five- and six-axis robots for injection molding, at the upcoming Fakuma 2012 trade show in Friedrichshafen.
Sepro will demonstrate two new examples of the new products at its booth:
• A Sepro 5X line featuring a three-axis beam robot, equipped with a Stäubli two-axis wrist. The result: a robot with five axes of motion. The 5X robots can run on injection molding presses with clamping forces ranging from 30-800 tons.
• The Sepro 6X Visual line of six-axis, articulating-arm robots manufactured for Sepro by Stäubli. These robots can serve presses from 20-4,000 tons.
Both robots will be controlled by Sepro's Visual 3 controller, which was developed specially for injection molding.
Fakuma will run Oct. 16-20.
Jean-Michel Renaudeau, managing director of Sepro Robotique, said the new offerings give injection molders another choice, rather than picking between a three-axis Cartesian beam robot or a six-axis articulating-arm robot designed for general industrial applications, not just molding.
“Now, thanks to our partnership with Stäubli, they can have the best of both worlds: high-quality multi-axis solutions created with the needs of injection molders in mind,” Renaudeau said.
Sepro is based in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Stäubli Robotics is in Horgen, Switzerland.
Sepro will demonstrate the new robots at its Fakuma exhibit, Stand 1203 in Hall A1.