COMPAMED 2014, robolink in wheel-chair application

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.

robolink grippers 2 and 3 jaws

We now offer 2 different gripper versions: 2 and 3 jaws angular grippers with electrical motors. Both are running at 24 V.

First jaw version is our igus design (left side on the pictures), second version are universal grippers for the attachment of your gripper solution. Alternatively, individual gripper jaws can be designed on request. Please find attached our current data sheets. All grippers are equipped with our robolink tube d26 mm and can be adapted to our joints. The electrical cable can be guided through the arm.

 

 

 

data sheet E-gripper 2-jaw (DE-ENG).pdf (166.91 kb)

 

data sheet E-gripper 3-jaw (DE-ENG).pdf (161.60 kb)

electrical gripper for robolink

on last Hannover show, we have presented our new electrical gripper for robolink arms. It is availaable from stock now!

A preliminous data sheet is in preparation, here are some main charasteristics: 24VDC, 3,6W, 180gr, total length 220 mm, plug&play (connection M8x1, 3 pole). List price 374,00 €/pc. Attached a Video of this gripper.

The gripper “fingers” can be exchanged and individually configured by laser sintering!

robolink joints and grippers

Some words about grippers in combination with our robolink joint arms:

Different grippers can be attached to our arm tubes. One common solution are pneumatic grippers. They are (often) lightweight and not so expansive. We can adapt several grippers from SCHUNK, FESTO, GIMATIC, FIPA and others easily. Please ask us. Also suction systems are (usually) no problem for us.

But often pneumatics are not possible to be used (for example in mobile robots). In that case, we have the choice between electrical grippers or our robolink wire driven gripper. The igus gripper can not be adapted to 4 or 5 DOF arms because of 2 reasons: 1) the leading of the wire through multiple joints causes friction, as the gripper is spring loaded, the spring may not be sufficient in strength to close the gripper properly. 2) the aditional bowden cable can not be leaded through the lower joint because of space restriction. The igus gripper may thus be combined only with 2 or 3 DOF arms. We are workink on a better solution in this case.

My favorite product in the moment for the combination with our system is the electrical gripper by GIMATIC called MPPM 1606 (2 jaws) or MPTM 1606 (3 jaws). It is lightweight and really easy to control. Datasheets in ENG/IT and DE/FR are attached. We can adapt the grippers and also lead the electrical cable through any of our arms. Please ask us in case of interest!

 

[forcecaption]various pneumatic grippers

 

[forcecaption]igus wire driven gripper (spring loaded)        

 

[forcecaption]GIMATIC electrical gripper