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igus Automation with robolink (5 DOF)

the video shows our internal factory automation unit with RL-D and RL-S joints in a standard 5 DOF robolink arm.

the shown price label is for the complete 5 DOF arm with motors, joints, connections, cables and chains, fully mounted (like shown) but WITHOUT gripper (suction cup) and WITHOUT control parts. In this case we use a BECKHOFF control unit to run the process and place the parts in the correct way.

MOTEK video

please find attached an (amateur!) video from our MOTEK booth in Stuttgart:

4 DEMO units are shown here:

1) RL-D-RBT-5532S-AC with 5 DOF with vacuum gripper,

2) RL-D-RBT-3322-AC with 4 DOF and igus 3 finger gripper,

3) RL-DQ demo unit with 5 DOF (prototype; similar to 5 DOF "big" standard arm),

4) "low cost automation unit with different individual solutions (2 DOF / 3 DOF / drylinE SLW units)

robolink NEWS for MOTEK show

at the MOTEK show in Stuttgart (GER), we will present the following MAIN news for robolink:

our current 4 DOF joint kit system will be enlarged by a fifth axis ("hand rotation"). This will be achieved with our NEW strain wave gear box RL-S-17 in combination with an igus NEMA11 stepper motor. From next week on we will be able to offer and suplly 5 DOF joint arms with our lightweight, lubrication free joint system. Please find attached our latest NEWS brochure (as pdf) with latest news on page 8, 14-15 and 22-23.

DOWNLOAD MOTEK NEWS brochure (pdf):  DE-EN_Moteknews_robolink_041016.pdf (3.90 mb)

Also attached 3D STEP data for our small and big version 5 DOF joint arms as well as drawings with part lists.

The picture shows our 5th axis that can directly be mounted to our RL-D-20-101 joint (usually used as 4th axis in our arms). Datasheet for this unit attached as PDF.



DOWNLOAD datasheet 5th axis: EU_Datenblatt_robolink_RL-SC-17_v4.pdf (744.84 kb)

DOWNLOAD drawing 5 DOF arm "small":  RL-D-RBT-3322S-AC - RL-10465.pdf (237.71 kb)

DOWNLOAD drawing 5 DOF arm "big":  RL-D-RBT-5532S-AC - RL-10466.pdf (241.10 kb)

DOWNLOAD STEP data 5 DOF arm "small":  RL-D-RBT-3322-AC-5DOF.zip (1.03 mb)

DOWNLOAD STEP data 5 DOF arm "big":  RL-D-RBT-5532-AC-5DOF.zip (1.32 mb)

The 5 DOF arm looks like that:


next page please......customer application

This video from CEMAT fair in GER shows our idea of low cost automation perfectly.

Our customer EPS Gmbh has designed an "automatic book scanner" with a 3 DOF robolink joint arm. Our arm has been designed individually for thi task and it can handle different book sizes. For requests about the product, please contact :   http://www.sma-edocument.com/home.html