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.
This new 16 page brochure tells the story and current state of the robolink development at igus. It contains some technical informations and describes the possibilities of our joint kit system, it is not a replacement of our catalogue, that you can still find in the “Support & service” section.
EN_robolink-Info_web.pdf (1.11 mb)
Please find attached our preliminary datasheet for the robolink D Joints.
3 sizes are available, Standard Motor is igus stepper Motor NEMA17 or NEMA23XL:
- RL-D-20-001 with NEMA17
- RL-D-30-001 with NEMA17
- RL-D-50-001 with NEMA23XL
=> robolink_tech_data_rl_d_d_eng (122.24 kb)
And please find attached the 3D Step data for all 3 sizes with and without Motor:
=> robolink_rl_d_single_joints (653.71 kb)
Why did we start with wire driven joints in the beginning of the robolink development? I would like to illustrate the basic bionic idea with this picture:
In this case petri dishes shall be placed and displaced from a storage. We used our RL-D demo unit to show its ability for this task. The programming was done with our IME Software. As always, there is no inverse kinematics or path planning executed. The single positions have been teached.