At MD&M West, igus focused on low-cost automation. The company’s Josh Lewis walked through a checkers match between Delta robots in which a gantry system was used to move the play board. Each of the robots were controlled by igus Robot Control (iRC), which has a starting price of $5,600. The controller allows people with less experience […]
The world’s first non-chemical robotic weeding for cereal crops, made by agri-tech start up Small Robot Company, has successfully identified and killed weeds at a field trial in Hampshire. The wheeled robot uses igus® delta robot arms to position a “zapper” and deploy ‘lightning strikes’ to kill weeds. Delta robot arms from igus were selected […]
One of the primary drivers of the increased use of automation is the lower cost of robotic solutions. While some manufacturers might still be spooked by cost, automation doesn’t have to break the bank.