in older posts, I presented our current solution for pick+place of e-chain parts. Cycle time of 5-6 sec/pick is the most critical issue (we can not operate much faster due to missing stiffness of the igus arm). We now solve this issue by using our arms on drylin rails, in addition we use 2 units to feed one mounting unit.
Result: reduction of cycle time!
We expect a final cycle time of 2,5 sec with this “5+1” unit (or better 2x(5+1): 2 drylin carriages and 2 pcs roboolink arms with 5 DOF). We will present the new mounting unit in operation at SPS show in Nürnberg by the end of NOV. Sales price for total 12 DOF unit will be BELOW 10.000,- € (detailed pricing will be announced at SPS show). We use BECKHOFF control parts here.
Video of first test runs….
We not only build robots and robot parts, our joints are also used f.ex. in format adjustments. The video link shows an example from a packaging machine, the 2nd film shows an igus demo unit. In this case, the RL worm shaft can be coupled from one joint to another. USPs: running dry, light weight, modular !
with our new robolink design tool, you can design your individual robot and operate it easily. NEW feature: you can see the max. payload and reach directly, depending on your design! Attached is a little instruction how to make use of this (we need your confirmation of exclusion of liability before it is available – sorry).
collected demo applications with RL-D. Enjoy:
We supply 2 options of encoders for our joints / joint arms.
Option 1 (our Standard before HMI 2017): Motorencoder plus Ini switch for 0-point reference on the joint output (PRT bearing)
Option 2): Output encoder on the PRT bearing of the joint. This is our own development, we use a magnetic ring plus Encoderchip on the output with an aditional magnet and Hall Sensor as reference point. Please find attached a description of the output encoder attached in GER and ENGL. Advantage: less cables, higher resolution, more accuracy for the arm.