CombiTac connectors play an important part in the innovative Smart Cubes project from the Korea Smart Factory Association. The modular connectors from Stäubli are being employed to link the Smart Cubes together so that they create a customised production line.
The connectors transfer data, signal information for power, man-to-machine communication and compressed air between the cubes. Each cube executes a dedicated production task, such as testing, quality inspection, robotic assembly, packaging etc.
The wheeled cubes have plates on their left and right-hand sides which house the connectors as well as two large guide pins and two claws to keep the cubes together. This allows them to be swiftly interconnected, with all connections being completed at the same time.
"The modularity of the CombiTac solution combined with its robustness and reliability is the perfect match for the interconnection of our Smart Cubes," said Chan-Hee Jang, project manager at KOSF.