Companies are increasingly introducing automation into their production processes
using industrial robots. Numerous production and logistics processes in automotive,
machinery and plant engineering, food and electronics industries among many
more, rely on these robots for greater efficiency. Robot axes from linear
technology specialist Winkel provide high level mobility in different designs, covering
a particularly wide range of applications.
Robot axes are used when an industrial robot has to move linearly, for
instance, along a production line to manage its task. Combined with one or two
additional linear axes, the working space of a six-axis robot can be easily and
effectively increased. Winkel offers a comprehensive product range with axes
for all types of robots and makes. The robots can be erected standing, side or
suspended, as well as mounted on a base or floor-bound. Depending on the axle
type, their weight can be between 300 and 10,000 kilograms. On a longer travel
axis, the user has the ability to move several robots independently of each
The linear axes are driven using hardened tooth rods and pinions with cured
ball circulation systems or flat guides optionally used as guide elements. This
increases the precision of the axes with repeatability less than ±0.1mm for all
angle models. Key advantages also include speeds of more than 2 metres per
second making the robot axes extremely dynamic; steel profile construction increasing
robustness; and central lubrication system ensuring low maintenance.
For better protection of the axles, especially in dusty or polluted
environments, the robot axes are also available with a cover. Special,
encapsulated axes are additionally supplied for welding or adhesive areas. With
the robot axes, the user benefits from more flexibility in workpiece handling,
thereby increasing speed and efficiency in production and logistics processes.
Key benefits of RLE robot tracks include combination of six robots with
state-of-the-art linear module precise, hardened LM guides, or hardened flat
bar; designed for built systems with load capacities up to 2t robot weight; suitable
for all robot brands and applications; delivered ready to mount with suitable
robot base, reduction gear box and central lubrication system; and precise
positioning achieved with LM guide and stiff steel construction.