Configure easily and automate cost-effectively – at the 2017 Hannover Messe the motion plastics specialist igus presented new robolink components for individual robotics solutions. In addition to complete robotic arms in optimised design for even more freedom of movement, higher stability and up to eight kilograms of load, igus displays the 'robolink designer', with which users can configure their robotic arms easily and quickly.
With the robolink product range, igus has set itself the goal of offering cost-effective components made of lubrication-free and maintenance-free plastics, so that users can assemble their systems individually from joints using a wide variety of gears, motors and connecting elements – either with individual components in self-assembly or with a fully pre-assembled articulated arm. At the 2017 Hannover Messe, igus presents a new5-axis robot kit with optimised design, which is also available as a finished, preassembled arm. The ready-to-connect robotic arm, which offers even greater freedom of movement and greater stability, was shown in production operation by igus at its booth.
igus offers these complete solutions even more cost-effectively with either four or five degrees of freedom in two different sizes. "With these solutions, we provide users with industry-grade products that we have tested in our own lab and even used for pick-and-place tasks in 24-hour operation in our own production facility," explains Martin Raak, product manager of robolink at igus. "The larger option of the new robotic arm for up to eight kilograms of load capacity is available ready for connection starting from 1 off for ₹ 3 Lakhs and with a low-cost control system for a total of around ₹ 4.5 Lakhs." One option here is, for example, the control system of the manufacturer Commonplace Robotics (CPR). It is equipped with an easy-to-use software that can be used to control robolink D robotic arms with four or five degrees of freedom, only requiring an external computer for the installation. Even the smaller option of the robolink D articulated arm with a maximum load capacity of four kilograms can easily execute quick handling tasks for loads up to 500 grams.
Configure robots easily online
With the new 'robolink designer', customers can select their specific components step by step on an intuitive CAD interface, thus enabling them to configure their robotic arm quickly and easily from the first axis up to the tool. "The length of the arm is quite variable, so that the robot can be adapted to the respective work area," explains Martin Raak. "The software can also be used on a tablet, allowing, among other things, a visual simulation of movements on the rotating joints." Following the configuration, a parts list and a direct request to igus are issued.
For more information please visit: http://www.igus.in/wpck/6076/robolink
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igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings ,Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.