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Stäubli introduces TX2 line of collaborative robots

Stäubli introduces TX2 line of collaborative robots

April 13, 2017 – Stäubli, the mechatronics solutions provider, introduced its TX2 line of collaborative robots to the North American market at the Automate trade show in Chicago, ushering in a new era of Man-Robot Collaboration (MRC). The line of six-axis machines and corresponding CS9 safety control are just two of several innovations on display from the provider of fluid and electrical connectors, robotics and textiles at the industry event.

To ensure maximum safety, sensors monitor every movement of the robot, while the robot’s coordinates, speed and acceleration are recorded in real time. At Automate 2017, Stäubli Robotics simulated a realistic Smart Factory to demonstrate the TX2 models’ collaborative skills and Industry 4.0 capabilities.

Stäubli’s line offers one robot to cover all five stages of MRC:

  • Stage 1: Hard guarding separates the operator and robot. The manufacturing process is performed by the robot.
  • Stage 2: Laser (virtual) guarding separates the operator and robot. The manufacturing process is performed by the robot, and the operator enters the area periodically.
  • Stage 3: Laser (virtual) guarding separates the operator and robot. The robot and operator are involved in the manufacturing process. The operator enters the zone
  • regularly during production.
  • Stage 4: There is no separation between the robot and operator. The robot and operator are involved in the manufacturing process. The robot stops when it comes
  • into contact with the operator.
  • Stage 5: There is no separation between the robot and operator. The robot and operator are involved in the manufacturing process. The robot and the operator move safely in the same space simultaneously.

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