Stäubli Robotics is showcasing its new RX170 high speed machining robot designed for the fast and accurate milling of composite materials at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Düsseldorf this October.
Stäubli Robotics will demonstrate a complete solution for composites machining based on RX170 hsm (high speed machining) robot in combination with application specific software VALhsm developed by Stäubli, and Robotmaster, a CAD/CAM software powered by unicam Software.
According to Stäubli, the RX170 hsm (high speed machining) robot opens up the milling robot to new industrial uses, ranging from the machining of components in the aerospace and automotive industries, to the manufacture of wind turbine components
The robot is designed for the integration of the high speed spindle into the forearm for improved rigidity and precision as well as reduced slanting. A selection of 3 high speed spindles is available and the spindle head can be quickly replaced. To safely control the spindle, including electrical supply, cooling and micro-lubrication, all cables run inside the arm