Plastics industry

Solutions and applications for the plastics industry

Stäubli’s range of plastics robots is the first line of 6-axis robots designed specifically for use in the plastics industry. They were developed following detailed consultation and evaluation by both injection molding companies and system integrators, ensuring highly specialized automation solutions.

Features and benefits
  • Flexibility
    Simply re-program the robot when the mold changes, and fully utilize the machine’s capacity by grouping various molds together. Our plastics robots can easily be integrated and moved to other injection molding machines (IMMs). New molds or processes are easily accommodated by our extensive plastics range.
  • Speed
    Stäubli plastics robots are the fastest 6-axis robots on the market in terms of speed and acceleration (for example, 0.8 second demold time inside a 4-second cycle).
  • Cleanliness
    Class 100 comes standard.
  • Fulfill plastics industry requirements
    The robots are available ready to use with pre-wired Euromap (Europe) or SPI (USA) hardware and safety interlock, along with dedicated industry interface.
Success stories
Stäubli TX200 & TX60 robots
Injection molding of vehicle electronics

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.

Stäubli RX160 and TS60 robots
Production of brake light switches

Automotive supplier TRW produces eight million brake light switches a year for Volkswagen Group. To optimize production, TRW turned to Stäubli for its expertise as well as its TS60 SCARA and RX160 6-axis robots, two ultra-high-precision robots.

A robotic solution to guarantee hygiene and quality

Thanks to Stäubli, Plastibell is meeting the most stringent standards in terms of hygiene, traceability and quality across the entire production process.

Stäubli TX200 hsm robot at Polytech
Machining of front and rear aprons

While the development of composite exterior parts for vehicles takes place on computer systems, production is still dominated by manual labor. An Austrian manufacturer has made the switch to robot processing and is delighted with the results.

Stäubli RX160 Paint robots
Coating of headlight lenses

Currently, all plastic headlamp lenses come with a protective coating. Thanks to the latest generation of robots, transparent micrometer-thin protective layers can be accurately applied under cleanroom conditions.