Upgrade K5 to K6 at Still GmbH


STILL offers customised in-plant logistics solutions and implements the intelligent interaction of forklift trucks and warehouse technology, software, services and service. What the company's founder Hans Still started in 1920 with a great deal of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and quality quickly developed into a strong brand known throughout the world. Today, around 9,000 qualified employees from research and development, production, sales and service are involved in meeting the requirements of customers all over the world. The key to the company's success is highly efficient products, ranging from industry-specific complete offers for large and small businesses to computer-supported logistics programmes for effective warehouse and material flow management.


Upgrade of robot system 101449 / 100946 from K5 to K6.

Technical data of the welding robot system:

2 single welding robots, 6 axes, small wrist joint, working radius 1.500 mm, type RTE 456-S, 10 kg nominal load

The system was relocated within production hall 11 and upgraded to K6 standard when it was rebuilt. The objective and background was the conversion to the Fronius power source generation TPS500i and the upgrade to the igm K6 control system. Due to the system configuration, the Machinery Directive No. 2006/42/EC was applied and thus the enclosure and safety devices were brought up to standard. The professional setup with the original dimensions ensured that the previous programmes could be taken over with little time and corrections, which favoured a quick resumption of production and thus a low downtime.