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).
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.
ALBIS is an igus customer and supplier: http://www.albis.com/
At FAKUMA fair, they presented a very nice “demo plastic factory”, using our 4 DOF robolink arm RL-D-RBT-3322-BC as manipulator. The complete project has been realised by the training workshop at Albis (“AZUBI” project). Very nice demonstration!
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)