Stäubli launch new painting robot

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "Stäubli launch new painting robot", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Stäubli launch new painting robot

Stäubli launch new painting robot

Keywords: Robotics, Painting

Stäubli Unimation is the leading European manufacturer of multi functional precision industrial robots. Over 7,500 Stäubli robots have been installed world-wide. Production is centred south of Geneva in the Swiss Alps with facilities across Europe, North and South America and the Far East.

From their UK facility in Telford, Shropshire, Stäubli provide robots for a wide range of applications from orthopaedic surgery to silicon wafer production, precision gauging of car bodies to mobile phone assembly.

Stäubli robots combine the precision and reliability expected of Swiss manufacturing with the adaptability and flexibility being increasingly demanded from all production facilities. Each robot features the patented unique JCS gearbox providing zero backlash, unmatched acceleration and repeatability.

Launched at Surface World Exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 21-23 March 2000) the "RXPaint" range of robots has been specially designed to operate in hostile environments (see Plate 6). Painting and spraying applications, with the risk of combustible or explosive fume emission, often require a higher degree of automation to improve operator working conditions and decrease the risk of accident. The "RXPaint" System has been designed specifically for this purpose.

Plate 6 Stäubli launch new painting robot

It offers, at a competitive price, improved spraying performance, increasing uniformity and control while reducing waste and noxious emissions. Transfer rates of the product sprayed are improved by up to 90/95 per cent. Suitable for floor or ceiling mounting, the sealed design permits easy cleaning without the risk of affecting cables, connectors, motors or encoders.

For additional information contact Mr Simon Whitton, UK Sales Manager - Industrial Robotics, Stäubli Unimation Ltd, Stafford Park 17, Telford, Shropshire TF3 3DG. Tel: +44 (0)1952 290276; Fax: +44 (0)1952 290057; Website:

Related articles