How to secure bearings properly – Part 2: axial securing

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In part one of my series “How to secure bearings properly”, we learned how and why bearings move in their mounting holes and what we can do against it. If press-fit is not enough or not available in order to keep a bearing in place, you can do so by changing it´s shape. In this […]

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Finding the right bearing: 7 essential criteria

Lars Butenschön | 4. January 2019

The various influences that affect the lifespan of a plain bearing are relatively trivial. It´s easy to imagine that a truckload of fine dust is rather less helpful for a long bearing life. Also, that 500 ° C ambient temperature can cause difficulty in choosing the right lubricant, results in few raised eyebrows. And yet, often times […]

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Plastic bearings for high loads? What does high load actually mean?

Lars Butenschön | 4. December 2018

There is a saying among german conservative engineers going like this: “Wer Kunststoff kennt, nimmt Stahl”. “Those familiar with plastics use steel instead”. To be honest I didn’t hear this in quite a while now. But it´s still in the heads of many engineers. Even if they don´t know a word of german. In the […]

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How to secure bearings properly – Part 3: Anti-rotation features

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In episode two of this series, I showed you some options of how to secure bearings axially to keep them from moving out of housing holes. In this episode, I want to show you how to make an easy anti-rotation feature and why you would need one in the first place. Why would you need […]

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Output encoder vs. motor encoder plus INI

Martin Raak | 14. February 2018

Our customers can choose between motor encoders / Ini switches and igus output encoders (both incremental angle sensors). Motor encoder / INI (RL-D-RBT-xxxxx-BC): +) proven industrial standard, double ended signal transmission (A/A-, B/B-), high resolution (500 signals / motorturn * transmission of the joint) -) 3 cables per axis (motor, encoder, INI), reverse play of the […]

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Data sheets for robolink standard arms (RL-D-RBT-xxxxx-BC-(AE)

Martin Raak | 6. February 2018

igus® supplies “electromechanical joint arms“. They consist of: robolink® joints with worm gears (RL-D) and strain wave gears (RL-S), igus stepper motors NEMA11, -17, -23 and -23XL, Ini-switches for the Zero-Point definition (BC version) or Output encoders (BC-AE version), connection parts between these joints (folded metal sheets RL-DC) a set of igus cables (5m long) […]

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Customer application with robolink® with DC motors

Martin Raak | 2. February 2018

Company RoVi Robot Vision uses our small version 5 DOF robolink® arm with DC motors for their Demo of a camera-based sensorless robot arm, more info: http://www.rovi-robotics.de/ https://youtu.be/EeeWOamXSj4

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Happy christmas from robolink®, let it snow…

Martin Raak | 18. December 2017

If you like our design tool “robolink designer”, you might press the tree button and let it snow: https://robolink-designer.igus.tools/construction

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