Stäubli is one of the first industrial automation companies, having been established all the way back in the late-1800s and quickly developing what was then advanced technology for the weaving industry before the century was out. The company even owns Jacquard machines, Jacquard being the pioneering manufacturer of looms that defined the original Industrial Revolution – and the inventor of punched cards to control machines, from which flowed computer programming principles.
Then in the early 1980s, Stäubli bought the Unimation business from Westinghouse, Unimation being the company which developed the first industrial robot arm, the Unimate.
Today, Stäubli is still one of world’s largest industrial robotics and automation companies, and its product manager in the US is Paul Deady. [Read more…] about Connecting revolutions: Exclusive interview with Stäubli Robotics automotive boss