Automotive Powertrain

Automation solutions for applications in powertrain manufacture

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Powertrain applications are among the most challenging for a robot-assisted production line. Errors can quickly lead to the complete failure of vehicles, which is the worst-case scenario for any automobile manufacturer. Robot involvement ranges from the assembly of high-resolution sensors and the complex manufacture of engine and transmission components to the cleaning of parts. Stäubli Robotics also has solutions for some rather unusual applications, such as splash-proof 6-axis models for cleaning tasks and ESD versions that counter electrostatic discharge.

Success stories
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Robots assemble five million connectors annually (Eberhard)

Six ceiling-mounted Stäubli robots, 13 image processing systems, and a great deal of know-how from the system manufacturer ensure fast, reliable and efficient assembly and inspection of 5,000,000 high-voltage connectors for electric and hybrid vehicles in Mexico.

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Robot-assisted testing of printed circuit boards (Baumann)

Control units for automotive safety systems must function perfectly under all conditions. For this reason, one-hundred percent testing of the circuit boards used is mandatory. Thanks to robotics, this is now faster and more flexible than ever.

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Robots perfectly suited to parts cleaning in an engine plant (Nissan)

The management at the Nissan Dongfeng engine plant in China found out the hard way that standard robots are not at all suitable for inline parts cleaning. It was only when they made the switch to the six-axis TX200 HE from Stäubli that they found an efficient and reliable solution.

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Production of oil level sensors (Engel)

Four Stäubli SCARAs prove their worth in the production of oil level sensors. These highly dynamic four-axis machines pick up punched parts and connectors, insert metal parts, remove the finished injection-molded parts and clear away the sprue.

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Automated exhaust valve production (Klubert & Schmidt)

Exhaust valve manufacturer Klubert + Schmidt integrated a fast and accurate Stäubli TX90L robot into its automated machine tool to handle loading/unloading and other supplemental operations at the machine.

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Deburring in a cleaning cell (Silberhorn)

For deburring and cleaning vehicle components, German cleaning specialist Maschinenbau Silberhorn uses Stäubli HE robots specially designed for applications in humid environments and wet spray areas.

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Assembly of gear shift modules (FTE automotive)

FTE automotive has succeeded in developing a pioneering ultra-lightweight gear shift module made from high-performance plastic. No less impressive is the highly complex, modular automated assembly line behind the product.

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Injection molding of vehicle electronics (Adatis)

For the overmolding of an electronic circuit board, specialist plastics manufacturer Adatis has opted for full automation with Stäubli industrial robots. In this way, the company can continue producing in the high-wage economy that is Switzerland.

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Production of oil coolers (Z-Tech)

The production of oil and charge air coolers is an elaborate process.  Coolers are made of many different fins, which must be presorted, correctly assembled and soldered. This is a challenging task that 3 Stäubli FAST picker robots perform with ease.

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Water jet cleaning (MORE engineering SA)

In South Korea, integrator More Engineer teamed up with Stäubli to automate washing lines for Hyundai engine suppliers using TX90 HE washing robots. These robots are built to withstand the force of high-pressure waterjets and can operate 24/7.

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RX160 HE inside a washing cell (Dürr Ecoclean)

Ceiling mounted RX160 HE inside a washing cell, EcoCFlex type from Dürr Ecoclean Germany, perfectly suited for handling automotive metal parts.

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Assembling pressure relief valves (Langer Group)

An innovative assembly line produces three million valves per year. Two Stäubli SCARAs ensure that the highest requirements in terms of availability and quality can be met.