Ball bearings in service robots – lubrication? No, thank you!

Patrick Czaja | 27. January 2021

Service robots are machines that make daily life easier and perform services. With semi or fully-automatic function, they provide for the well-being of people. A distinction is made between service robots for private use, such as lawn mowing, floor mopping or vacuum cleaning robots, and robots for professional service. All types of technically sophisticated robots are in use worldwide. The humanoid robots, which already perform routine tasks without any problems in the healthcare sector, for example, are now being used in a wide range of industrial sectors. Robotics is playing an increasingly important role in Industry 4.0. For this reason, the requirements for components installed in service robots are high in order to process information quickly and perform tasks reliably. For example, ball bearings play an important role in service robots.

Ball bearings in service robots: an important bearing component in robotics

igus ensures optimum automation of the service robot with its polymer ball bearings. Our ball bearings are not only convincing because they are 100% lubrication-free and insensitive to dirt and dust, but also because they operate extremely smoothly. Since the metal counterpart is dependent on constant lubrication and maintenance is extremely difficult, our polymer ball bearings are the right choice for your robotics.

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