New igus linear robots for cost-effective automation

Treotham presents a new range of lubrication-free
drylin linear robots from igus for low cost process automation.

Simple, precise, fast processes: these are the
requirements of Cartesian robots. They are used for various purposes including pick-and-place
applications, sorting systems and medical technology. igus has now developed a
linear robot as well as a room linear robot for large workspaces. The two new
kinematics systems allow users to move up to five kilogrammes. Both linear
robots are available from Treotham and can also be customised to suit specific customer

To survive on the market, both large industrial
players and small companies need automated solutions that will quickly pay for
themselves. For years, Cartesian robots have been the primary choice in
automation technology. They allow users to complete their tasks quickly, easily
and cost-effectively. All that is required is a little bit of programming
effort. Depending on the application’s requirements, two-axis linear or flat
linear robots and three-axis room linear robots can be selected.

At Motek, igus introduced a new line robot and a new
room linear robot with an enlarged workspace, which allows users to move even
greater loads across an even larger area.

cost automation with lubrication-free linear robot solutions

The two linear robots consist of pre-configured linear
modules, aluminium linear axes, NEMA stepper motors and encoders. The new line
robot can transport loads of up to 50 N in a workspace of 800x500mm at a
maximum speed of up to 1 m/s. The new cost-effective room linear robot is a
good option for more complex tasks. It can transport loads of up to 50 N in a
workspace of 800x800x500mm at a maximum speed of 0.5 m/s. Two ZLW toothed belt
axes and one GRR gear rack axis ensure precise guidance and lubrication-free

fully automated sorting tasks

The new linear robot solutions are used in pick and
place, bin picking and sorting tasks. Most of these processes have been moved
to the end of the production line. This was also true at FachPack 2019 in the
showcase of SSI Schäfer, the intralogistics specialist. The new drylin room
linear robot automated the provision of sensitive products using a transport
box with a thermoform insert. The specially developed packaging and the use of
a linear robot allowed various coloured handles to be pre-sorted for the
production of a household appliance. There are other linear robot use scenarios
in microelectronics and automated testing.

room linear robot design

In addition to the stock items, users can assemble
their own linear robot with strokes of up to six metres on the igus website and request a
quotation from Treotham. Depending on customer requirements, the axis length
and various motors can also be configured using igus energy chains and cables
from Treotham.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website
or call 1300 65 75 64.

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