Stäubli Robotics at PACK EXPO: Problem-Solving Robots for Process-Safe Packaging

Stäubli Robotics to present leading-edge automation solutions for aseptic and hygienic processing and packaging in life sciences and food

Duncan, South Carolina, July 31, 2023 — Tens of thousands of attendees from 40+ vertical industries will converge at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 11 - 13 for PACK EXPO, North America's premier packaging and processing event. A global leader in industrial automation, Stäubli Robotics will have a major presence at Booth #6951, South Lower Hall, demonstrating how its robots help ensure product safety in the life science and food sectors.

Stäubli Robotics works with partners in virtually every industry to design solutions for industry-specific challenges. Its innovations in life sciences and food are especially notable. The company's acclaimed Stericlean robots facilitate automation in demanding aseptic environments. Their innovative hygienic design features a unique fully enclosed structure with special seals to minimize airborne particles, a smooth surface with no retention areas, and a special high-resistance coating.

At PACK EXPO, Stäubli will demonstrate how its high-precision TX2-60 Stericlean robot automates medical device manufacturing processes. Paired with a flexible feeding platform from Stäubli partner Asyril, the robot will pick and place medical device components. The feeding module uses AI vision to locate acceptable parts and transmit their pick coordinates to the robot. Production is tracked by means of a monitor, allowing full traceability. Both safety and efficiency are assured.

Stäubli's pioneering work in robotics for sensitive environments has advantages for the food industry as well. In a second demonstration, its hygienic TS2-60 HE (humid environment) robot, capable of withstanding rigorous washdown procedures, will perform a high-speed chicken breast handling and thermoform loading operation, picking the product up from a conveyor and placing it precisely into its packaging. This minimizes human intervention, relieving workers of tedious and repetitive tasks, while protecting the sterility of the product and increasing productivity.

The innovations also extend to intralogistics. The packaging industry is increasingly embracing AGV (automated guided vehicle) technology, and at PACK EXPO, attendees will have the opportunity to discover Stäubli's Red Dot Design award-winning PF3 AGV platform. This unique ultra-compact AGV has the smallest footprint on the market - and a payload of up to three tons. It maneuvers safely through limited space in packaging environments, achieving sub-centimeter positioning precision.

About Stäubli North America
Stäubli North America has more than 200 employees supporting Connectors, Robotics and Textiles customers. The company's North American headquarters is in Duncan, South Carolina. Stäubli provides customer support through its locations in Duncan, Queretaro, Mexico, and the newest Stäubli North American facility, which opened in 2018 in Novi, Michigan. In addition to 24/7 customer support, each of these facilities offers training and has dedicated on-site technical experts who can be deployed whenever needed. Stäubli's North American sales force is located strategically on the West and East coasts, and also serves Canada and Puerto Rico.

Worldwide, Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of quick release couplings, robotics systems and textile machinery. With a workforce of more than 5,500 employees, Stäubli is present in 29 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide.

About Stäubli Robotics
Stäubli Robotics is a leading player in robotics around the world, consistently delivering engineering as effective and reliable as our service and support. Stäubli offers a complete range of 4-axis and 6-axis robotic systems, collaborative and mobile robotics as well as software to meet the most exacting demands of the market internationally. Stäubli robots combine speed, performance and safety.

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