Stäubli is to launch a new range of products at the Automatica event, which takes place in Munich, Germany towards the end of June.
In an exclusive interview with Robotics and Automation News, Paul Deady, Stäubli’s US automotive segment manager, says the new products are the company’s response to the growing interest in collaborative robots.
“They’re our answer to the collaborative robots phase, and they comply with industry standards on safety and performance. They’re also compatible with the internet of things.”
Deady, who is also preparing to launch the latest version of the company’s robot programming software, Stäubli Robotics Suite 2016 at the company’s Automotive Days event, says the company is “continually advancing and improving” its products.
“The market is growing at 10 to 12 per cent per year, and the macro trends in automotive is definitely favourable for us,” says Deady.
“As more and more of this sensor-based content is put in vehicles, the advancement of the electric power train, for example, these developments bode well for us, for our type of robot, with our performance attributes of speed, precision and repeatability are really able to play a role.”