FAKUMA 2017, Automation unit at Dr Boy booth

At the FAKUMA trade show, our supplier and partner DR. BOY (http://www.dr-boy.de/) presented an injection moulding process. The automated handling of the products is operated by a 4 DOF robolink joint arm RL-D-RBT-5532-BC (igus standard product) together with a CPR control unit (http://cpr-roboter.de/produkte/igusrobot.html).

calculation of Inverse Kinematics for individual robot arms

An interesting, unusual problem solution to the calculation of complicated Robolink movements is offered by www.RoBo-mac.de

The program, a Mathematical 3D joint Toolbox controls Direct and Inverse Kinematics, all parameter and measurements “of your robolink arm” can become basic inputs of the calculation. The program tool not only calculates “Pick & Place” final positions, but also individual circle and 3D spline continuous paths movements. It calculates articulated arm & gantry robotic to realize combined igus drylin & robolink motion using 3D Bézier free forms.

A free demo and test package as well as a Tutorial “INVERSE KINEMATICS & ROBOTIC” (German language) can be download at http://www.cnc-mac.de/html/download.html (pl. scroll down this page a little bit to approximately its middle position).

please watch the you tube video, Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Brodtmann from RoBo-mac will assist you in case of questions.

NEW Application for robolink in low cost sorting

Our customer PROFACTOR from Austria (http://www.profactor.at/) has shown a new low cost sorting solution at MOTEK show in Stuttgart. They use our robolink joint arm RL-DQ-RBT-5532S for this task. The arm uses a CPR control unit (http://www.commonplacerobotics.de/produkte/igusrobot.html)

For further questions about the complete solution please contact Mr. Helmut Nöhmayer from PROFACTOR (Helmut.Noehmayer@profactor.at)

NEW robolink “gantry” unit 5+1

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….

CASTOR.PL integrates robolink D in your application

Our polish customer CASTOR  http://en.castorautomatyka.pl/ has shown their automation solution with our robolink D 5DOF joint arm at Automaticon show in Warszawa. Castor uses B&R control components and is able to solve YOUR application with their engineering. Communication via iPad is a possible option. For further information, please contact grzegorz.ferens@castor.com.pl