Visit us at Hannover Show 2018 (23.4.-27.4.) in Hall 16 opposite from the “big” igus booth. We will present 3 main new product ranges, our news-flyer and new robolink catalogue can be downloaded from this post:
robolink DCi: the robolink Standard Joint arms with INTEGRATED CPR control in 2 Versions (4 or 5 DOF),
robolink apiro: a new Joint concept with more modularity as before (shown as protype units in operation)
robolink rebel: something totally different from our standards, different motors, integrated electronics, but still: motion?plastcs! (shown as prototypes / design study), this development also is a cooperation with our Partner Commonplace Robotics: http://www.cpr-robots.com/
We will present this automation unit for the mounting of e-chains at the SPS show in Nürnberg next week. It contains a double drylin rail with 2 robolink arms (5 DOF each). Cycle time is reduced to ~3 sec. with this monting unit. More info will follow….
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.
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.