I want to share another new feature of the WAGO control solution:
With the WAGO control components it is easily possible to control the robolink® joint arm via Wago’s free app “WEBVISU”, that can be used on Apple and Android devices (mobile phone, iPad and so on). This is shown in the video attached:
At this year’s COMPAMED, we will show a 4 DOF robolink Joint arm, mounted on a common wheel chair. igus does not offer this as a complete solution for end users, but we want to demonstrate the possibility to use our Joints and actuators for such interactive purposes. This Joint arm may perform pre programmed movements as well as individual movements controled by common Joysticks. The gripper is an igus 3 jaws gripper. Please visit us at the COMPAMED in Düsseldorf (12.11.-14.11.14) at hall 8b / A20.
please find attached a pdf onepager about the WAGO control solution:
EN-WagoInfo.pdf (704.19 kb)
At the SPS trade show in Nürnberg/Germany we will present and demonstrate a new control solution. More informations as well as budget prices will be announced in 2-3 weeks. This modular control concept can be used as well with the classic, wire driven joints as with the new robolink D joints
In cooperation with WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co.KG, a Germany-based manufacturer of automation and interconnection products, a solution for controlling the robolink components with regard to industrial requirements is available. The modular WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 is used stand alone for a direct control of the stepper drives using the encoder feedback from the robolink axis. The application engineer may choose between either using the well-known CODESYS programming languages standardized in IEC61131-3 or a free programming in Linux, which is used as operating system on WAGO’s PFC200 controller.
The ready-made libraries and application notes provided by WAGO ensure an easy start-up in CODESYS. Thus a user-specific solution for robolink applications is only a small step away. Due to the possibility of a seamless integration of the IME software any application may be realized with minimum engineering efforts.
The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM can be adapted regarding to the individual requirements in a modular thus flexible way. For control of the robolink system a programmable controller PFC200 (Art.-No. 750-8202) and additional for each of the joints a stepper controller (max. 70V / 7,5A; Art.-No. 750-672) and an incremental encoder interface (Art.-No. 750-631/000-010) are mandatory.
this is an example for aa very individual solution: a 5 DOF arm with different joint types for the positioning of LED lights in a museum. The reach is quite long here (1,5 m), but the required speed is low, that’s why we built the unit with our NEMA17 stepper motors. The arm will be controlled by a kind of Joystick.