StaubliStäubli will demonstrate quick mould change and a new robot for IMM
At this year’s K Show, Stäubli’s Connectors and Robotics Divisions will jointly present a range of products specifically designed for the plastics industry to improve productivity and production flexibility.
Stäubli Connectors has devised a quick mould change (QMC) demo application to be shown at K, which it says illustrates how easily, quickly and reliably even the heaviest tools can be changed on a modern injection moulding machine.
Also on display will be the division’s complete range, presented interactively, including a new multi-coupling plate (MCI209) that provides centralised non-spill connections for all mould temperature control circuits; preventing pollution and reducing the consumption of heat transfer fluid.
Jointly exhibiting is Stäubli’s Robotics division, which has a range of four- and six-axis robots specifically designed for automation applications in the plastics market. These, it says, combine high precision and ultra-short cycle times with straightforward programming and easy communication with the IMM.
Being unveiled at the show is Stäubli’s new TX340 SH 6-axis shelf robot designed in response to customer demand for a robot that can be mounted on top of the IMM, giving exceptional reach to both sides of the machine with excellent payload capability; increasing production flexibility within a smaller footprint than conventional gantry robots.