Robot “Flash” in London Science Museum

Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) has equipped its robot “Flash” now with the latest version of robolink® arms. Whereas only one arm was mounted in the first version, now both arms are used. The robot was unveiled in this version for the first time at the Robotville Festival in the London Science Museum in early December.

Robotville Festival in the London Science Museum

robolink® articulated arm at ECHORD project

Fraunhofer Institute IFF, Magdeburg, takes part with a robolink® articulated arm in the ECHORD project

The IFF examines kinematic models with this special construction of a 4-axle articulated arm.
The structure with 3 joints in a series, wherein the rotational axes of the two first joints were shut down, is a special design.
The drive system is powered by SCHUNK® modules. A gripper is being developed in-house, and the first test results are expected by early 2012.

pikchain®: Driven by passion, part 2

…and again a new type!

igus® tries always and anywhere to create the components in a modular way. Each product should fit to the other product within the igus product range.

The same should be for the pikchain®. That’s the reason why we improved the pikchain®-drive.

Instead of one single main rear sprocket with a certain diameter we changed to multiple, smaller sprockets.

The inconvenience of a single rear sprocket: The diameter defines the diameter of the pikchain®. If you need a different diameter for the pikchain®, you also need a new rear sprocket, and this new rear sprocket also has to fit to the pitch of the pikchain®. Too complicated and too inflexible.
We are now very flexible with the new arrangement of the smaller sprockets. With only one type of sprocket, we can design more or less any diameter of the pikchain®. And of course it fits also to the pikchains® pitch.

You see the principle and the arrangement of the sprockets in the drawing.

Of course, don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.