Motion plastics make igus delta robots cost effective and low-maintenance


– By the A&R Content Team 

Simple automation and low cost: The igus delta robot makes this possible with the use of lubrication-free components made of tribo-polymers. At the 2019 Motek show, the motion plastics specialist presented a new version with 10 times larger workspace volume compared with the proven model. This lightweight system for easy pick and place tasks is delivered as a pre-assembled kit or ready to install the product. This guarantees quick operation and saves costs immediately.

Lightweight, cost-effective and with a larger range – that’s the new delta robot drylin DLE-DR from igus. Using lubrication-free tribo-polymers, it is not only very cost-effective when buying, but also low maintenance when in use. This reduces maintenance and downtime costs. Thanks to a modular system, users can choose between a compact self-assembly modular kit or pre-assembled version in a transport frame. The robot consists of three maintenance-free drylin ZLW toothed belt axes with NEMA23 XL encoder stepper motors, lubrication-free coupling joints and matching adapter plates for grippers and motors. This ensures the quick handling of up to 5 kilograms with a precision of (±) 0.5 millimetres. The new delta robot offers a 10 times larger working space with 660 mm diameter at 180 mm height, which significantly increases the range. A calibrating pin allows the robot to be positioned at the zero points. It is directly fixed to the mounting hub.

Simple automation available from Rs. 5.9 Lakhs

The use of the delta robot is very apt for simple assembly activities, pick and place tasks, as well as applications in inspection technology. As a construction kit, it can be set up in just 30 minutes and is extremely cost-effective from Rs. 5.9 lakhs. “Even a smaller or medium-sized company can venture into automation for a few lakhs,” says Stefan Niermann, Head of Low-Cost Automation at igus. “At the same time, the operator benefits very quickly from their new automation solution. The payback period is less than six months for most applications.” Depending on the customer’s requirements, the new drylin DLE-DR can be delivered within 2 weeks as a pre-assembled construction kit with assembly instructions in a box, or as a ready-to-install system in a transport frame. As an option, the customer can use their own software and control system, or the intuitive and easy-to-use dryve D1 control system from igus.

Build your own robot with just a few clicks

With the drylin DLE-DR delta robot, igus is expanding its broad selection of robotics components. Based on its tribopolymer expertise, the company has been developing cost-effective automation solutions for order picking, feeding, quality assurance and assembly for many years. These include robolink DP – a modular system that allows users to assemble articulated arms with a robust and lightweight plastic housing, gearboxes and motors into a robotic arm of their own. The offer also includes robolink DCi, a preconfigured, ready-to-use automation system. It consists of a 4 or 5-axis robot and a control system that is integrated at the base of the gripper arm in a space-saving manner.

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