Gripper automatically packs manufactured components with three fingers, places them in boxes and places a layer of protective cardboard over them using a vacuum gripper.
A return on investment of 16 to 24 months and a zero error rate convinced the expert jury of the robotics competition October 27, 2022 – Worldwide, robots are being used in an increasing number of industries. Simple, cost-effective automation solutions have become necessary for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as large industrial […]
Lifting a component into a shipping carton with three fingers, then placing cardboard over it for protection with a vacuum gripper: for this automation process, the Gesellschaft für modulare Greifersysteme (GMG) from Soest has developed a multifunctional long arm gripper – with the human hand as a model. How do plastic plain bearings from igus […]
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.
Roboeatz is revolutionizing the food service industry by relying entirely on igus motion plastics, which require no lubrication or maintenance. The Canadian start-up Roboeatz has developed a kitchen where a robot is the only cook! The robot chef quickly and efficiently makes a wide range of dishes from fresh ingredients. In developing this unique robot cell […]
Who says automation has to be expensive? In Bruges, Belgium, the chocolate shop Roose’s Chocolate World has a robot called Chocomatic built at a bargain price. It packs chocolates in front of customers. A robolink® robot from igus® is used, which moves on a seventh axis. A customer enters Roose’s Chocolate World at Havenstraat 1 in Bruges. […]
igus is accelerating Low Cost Automation with the world’s first cobot plastic gearbox and a digital ecosystem – 20 projects per week already March 25, 2022 – The global leader in motion plastics, igus, is expanding its broad range of Low-Cost Automation solutions with its ReBeL smart cobot. At $7,455 and only around 8 kilograms, […]
New solution gives UR and robolink units dramatically increased action radius September 16, 2020 – igus now offers a ready-to-connect 7th axis that will allow a robot to move over a distance several meters and includes a maintenance-free drylin ZLW toothed belt axis with a corresponding adapter plate, switch cabinet, cables, and software integration. For […]