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Article Type: Web sites From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 37, Issue 1
Stäubli is an international mechatronics solution provider, headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. The corporate web site gives comprehensive information on its three dedicated divisions: Textile Machinery, Connectors and Robotics.
The Robotics page provides links to Stäubli's complete range of SCARA and 6-axis robotic products; customer support and solutions/applications. Plastics, machining, machine tending and laser cutting are four of the nine industry sectors listed under solutions/applications. These pages further describe features and benefits, and provide examples, brochures and applications videos. Stäubli's High Speed Machining robot is a new solution being developed for the industry in conjunction with the Cetim (French Mechanical Engineering Technical Centre).
PKMTricept SL is a Spanish company that develops and sells the Tricept product family of modular hybrid Parallel Kinematics Machine (PKM), including 5 (or 6) axes.
The web site contains detailed information on: the company's products and complementary products, including a comparison of how Tricept compares to articulated robots and machine tools; applications that range from robotics assembly to hard metals (steel-titanium) drilling and milling; and links to over 20 customers along with the products and applications they use.
The site also features catalogue downloads, videos, news, FAQ, and how agents and integrators can work with PKMTricept.
Olympus Technologies Ltd
Olympus Technologies Ltd are UK agents for Reis Robotics, who design and install robotic and automation systems for a wide range of industrial applications.
The web site offers links on its robotic products, robot applications including assembly, diecasting automation, handling and palletising, laser welding and cutting, machine tending, machining, plastics moulding, welding and cutting and trim and tryout presses, Reis presses, and company services.
URC Automation, located in Minnesota, USA, builds 6-9 axis CNC robot router machining systems for plastic and composite material removal.
URC's home page discusses, the benefits of utilizing robotics, provides info on URC as well as reasons to use URC for robot automation, and provides prices for various robot router systems for machining and drilling.
There are additional links and information on URC's 6-9 axis robot router machining systems; robot loading; custom machines; design services; videos and pictures and brochures.
URC's web site is all-encompassing, yet clear and easy-to-navigate.
TAM is a company located in Barcelona, Spain, that designs and manufactures prototypes, polishing, grinding and deburring machines.
The site lists information on the company, products and news. The product page contains detailed descriptions; however, the news page is outdated and the distributors page is empty.