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).

customer application ALBIS PLASTIC at FAKUMA 2017

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!

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….

HMI interview with Martin Raak (product manager)

As the international product manager for RL at igus I have started this blog ~5 years ago and I use it as a platform to share our experiences and NEWS with most current data (download links for STEP data, datasheets and videos in most entries). Please find today an interview statement from me about our latest HMI presentation. This might be the most comfortable way for you to get an impression of our latest developments. In my next entry I will also present our new “roboolink design tool” which is now online!

Find out more on our low cost robotics page www.low-cost-robotics.de, which includes inspiration in the form of application examples.

robolink DC at HMI – igus factory automation

Hannover show (HMI) was a great succes for igus and robolink department especiallly! New records in numbers everywhere. I will share new informations within the next days and weeks (videos, data sheeets, STEP data, …). Starting today with a video of our igus “factory automation unit” how we showed it on the booth. It shows a real application in our factory in cologne, e-chain parts are placed for automatic assembly with a robolink joint arm (RL-D-RBT-5532S-BC with 5 DOF) plus a drylin linear system for adjustment (rotation).

The 2nd video comes from a neighbour booth, company RUBICON AUTOMATION, they show a belt system plus automation with robolink 5 DOF “smalll arm” (RL-D-RBT-3322S-AC).

igus factory automation for e-chains with robolink

RUBICON booth at HMI show http://www.rubicon-automation.de/