The biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), billed as the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on September 12-17. In North Hall, Booth 236262, Stäubli Robotics will exhibit advanced robots used to help manufacturers meet new challenges and changing market demands across a range of industries worldwide.
Stäubli Robotics, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, works closely with systems integrators, OEMS and end users to engineer solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing manufacturers today. The company will present live demos recreating real-world applications in industrial manufacturing, with an emphasis on robotic machine tending.
While relatively new to factory floors, robotic machine tending offers solutions to age-old pressures to improve efficiency and productivity without compromising quality or safety. As requirements grow stricter, the drive to modernize production is taking on greater urgency. Stäubli will demonstrate its machine tending technologies using a stationary.
The TX2-60 will load and unload products, then inspect and mark them. As it carries out these tasks, the HelMo robot glides along autonomously, loading and unloading pallets of finished parts with accuracy in the range of tenths of a millimeter. With a CS9 controller, three laser scanners, a tactile enclosure and optional safe skin, HelMo is also a reliable cobot (collaborative robot) that works safely alongside humans while relieving them of repetitive and dangerous tasks.
As trends toward more customization, small batch orders and shorter production cycles continue, flexibility is top of mind for manufacturers. Stäubli makes it a cornerstone of product development. The company will run through a high-precision laser cutting process with a TX2-160L HDP (High Dynamic Precision) robot, demonstrating its exceptional path accuracy at various cutting speeds, high rigidity, and ability to access complex parts.
The TX2-160L HDP’s precision is repeatable across all trajectories and orientations, accommodating different shapes, contours, thicknesses, and other parameters. A versatile tool changer enables it to easily switch from cutting to inspection.
Stäubli’s TX2 range of six-axis industrial robots are suitable for applications in all manufacturing environments, thanks to unique features which include:
TX2 robots all operate on the same smart CS9 control technology, making it easier to implement multi-robot solutions in digitally networked production environments.
Along with over 2,000 exhibition booths, IMTS will host conferences, workshops, and other opportunities to explore specific topics in depth. Stäubli Robotics will participate in the IMTS 2022 Conference, which puts the spotlight on product experts from select exhibitors. On September 15, Gilles Le Quilleuc, Head of Business General Industry, and John Burke, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, will present Washing Market – Cleaning Process & Robotics, a discussion on the benefits of robotic washing for numerous applications including low and high-pressure cleaning, very high-pressure deburring, degreasing, rinsing and drying.