End-of-Arm-Tooling powered by Stäubli Fluid Connectors
Stäubli Fluid Connectors presents a new End-of-Arm-Tooling range: The mechatronics specialist offers a broad technology portfolio from a single source coupled with advice for individual solutions in robotic material handling. This is accompanied by a close partnership with FIPA GmbH. Stäubli's international presence enables globally uniform End-of-Arm-Tooling concepts.
Automation of material handling is on the rise worldwide. After all, the data networking of future-oriented manufacturing concepts under the heading of Industry 4.0 is barely conceivable without this automation. Stäubli Fluid Connectors is now establishing a new range for this.
A close partnership with FIPA GmbH
In the field of End-of-Arm-Tooling, Stäubli Fluid Connectors has begun a close partnership with FIPA GmbH. FIPA is an internationally active company specializing in the development and manufacture of innovative quality products including vacuum and handling components as well as complete systems for handling processes. With an office in Durham, North Carolina, FIPA Inc. can guarantee fast turnaround times for customers based in the USA.
For Stäubli Fluid Connectors, the flexible product system and the corporate philosophy of FIPA are a perfect match for its own modular product concept. Armed with joint expertise, the partners want to develop solutions for future-oriented manufacturing concepts.
For Martin Bergmüller, Project Manager for End-of-Arm-Tooling at Stäubli Fluid Connectors, FIPA is the ideal partner: "With the Stäubli Fluid Connectors - FIPA cooperation, we have established a strong partnership that is characterised by high standards of quality and solution orientation on both sides. The cooperation combines the skills of both companies into a strong proposal consisting of global availability, broad applications knowledge, and excellent technical expertise."
Handling, suction, and tool change - everything from a single source
"Stäubli Fluid Connectors is known for its expertise in automatic tool changers and is now expanding its range to include material handling components and systems," says Norbert Ermer, Head of Robotic Tool Changer Business at Stäubli in Bayreuth. " Stäubli Fluid Connectors offers all functions and technologies for this from a single source. And we support our customers comprehensively right up to the fully assembled handling solution."
System developers and system operators can benefit from this: The components supplied are ideally matched to each other. From Stäubli's point of view, this reduces interface problems and eliminates the time-consuming coordination with various points of contact.
Solutions for all applications and robots
The automation of material handling processes requires expertise and precise planning. Stäubli Fluid Connectors relies on their many years of experience in the development of individual solutions and offers comprehensive support: As an established supplier of automatic robotic tool changer systems – and now also of material handling solutions – the company has the product portfolio and the expertise to offer solutions even for particularly complex handling processes.
From the analysis of the framework conditions and application requirements to the concept and CAD planning of the system and the delivery of all components: Stäubli Fluid Connectors offers a complete service package here. On request, the solutions can also be delivered fully assembled.
"Stäubli Fluid Connectors is known worldwide for expertise in consulting and solutions," says Norbert Ermer. "This intensive customer orientation is of course intrinsic in our End-of-Arm-Tooling team as well."
Long-term productivity thanks to flexibility and quality
The more durable an End-of-Arm-Tooling solution is, the longer it can remain productive and generate revenue. The general scarcity of resources heightens this effect: long periods of use are desirable from both an ecological and an economic point of view.
But who knows which robot applications will be needed tomorrow and in the days to come? In their own words, Stäubli Fluid Connectors is showing the way forward here with the high level of flexibility inherent in their solutions: The systems should be adaptable to new conditions at any time, for example within the scope of a retooling or retrofit. In this way, durable products can really be given a long life.
Worldwide presence for worldwide tooling concepts
Stäubli Fluid Connectors is represented by subsidiaries around the globe. "This enables us to offer a worldwide network with well-founded expertise," says Norbert Ermer. “We are the ideal partner for international companies that want to implement all-encompassing End-of-Arm-Tooling concepts or establish globally uniform standards."
Stäubli's local presence in all these markets is an important factor in such ventures. Despite all the standardization across borders and continents, country-specific directives and standards must be considered.
Stäubli is a globally active provider of industrial and mechatronic solutions with four divisions: Electrical Connectors, Fluid Connectors, Robotics and Textiles. We enable our customers to increase their productivity in many industrial sectors. We are an international group, active in 29 countries and represented in 50 countries across four continents. Our global workforce of over 5700 employees is committed to maintaining partnerships with customers in almost every industry to provide them with comprehensive solutions and long-term support. Originally founded in 1892 as a small workshop in Horgen/Zurich, Stäubli is now an international group with headquarters in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.
FIPA is a specialist in vacuum, handling and lifting technology. With its own branch office in the USA (FIPA Inc.), a representative office in China, and a worldwide partner network, FIPA also has a global presence. The internationally active company develops and distributes quality products and innovative system solutions for all aspects of material flow. FIPA GmbH was founded in 1985 at its headquarters in Ismaning near Munich and employs around 100 people worldwide. For more information on FIPA, please visit www.fipa.com.
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