By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
igus low-cost robot lowers automation implementation bar.
igus has introduced a low-cost (US$6,200) robot that provides a simple automation solution for assembly tasks. Provided pre-assembled or as a kit, the robot includes a toothed-belt drive, encoders and stepper motors as well as optional drive controllers.
The robot is based on three drylin ZLW toothed-belt actuators, lubrication-free igubal spherical bearings and other lightweight components. NEMA stepper motors and encoders provide handling of up to ± 0.5 millimeters. The complete system has an installation space of up to 420mm in diameter and can carry up to five kilograms at low speeds. The unit can reach a maximum pick rate of 60 per minute. The unit weighs 15 kilograms, has a working area diameter of 380mm (at 75mm) and a maximum process force of 100 N ( a radius of 0mm).