Our robolink® DP robotic arm has been engineered with self-lubricating, maintenance-free plastic joints that are corrosion, chemical and dirt resistant. It also features an optimized bearing support for each axis to reduce backlash, a payload up to 30N, cycle times from seven seconds, and a reach up to 790mm. robolink® DP is available as a complete system or can be customized to meet your specific application requirements.
If you’re looking for maintenance-free plastic components to design your own barista robot, igus® offers solutions for you as well. Our durable micro e-chain® cable carriers are easy to open, close, and fill and reduce installation space thanks to their small bend radii (as low as 28mm). chainflex® flexible cables have been engineered to withstand millions of bending cycles and torsional stresses of ±180° for every three feet of cable. Additionally, our dry-tech® components, including slewing rings, linear actuators, lead screws and nuts, and more, are designed with our dry-running iglide® plastic materials for smooth, maintenance-free operation.
All igus® products are extensively tested each year inside our 41,000ft2 laboratory at our headquarters in Cologne, Germany. Due to this testing, our e-chain® cable carriers and chainflex® cables have a 36 month guarantee. Calculate the expected service life of any igus® component prior to installation.
New from our customer testing area: for a customer application, a robolink® RL-DP five-axis robot was tested for an application involving coffee machine operation. The challenge was not only transporting coffee cups to the machine, but also operating the coffee machine's touch display.
A start-up company in Friedrichshafen, Germany has invented the "CocktailAvenue", a machine that mixes cocktails. This is a new, although somewhat exotic, area of use for automation technology. Also used: igus® linear actuators and cable carriers.
This manus® contribution is demonstrated in a completely new product: a fully automatic cocktail machine. At the push of a button, "The Qube" mixes cocktails and long drinks from up to 12 bottles.
This coffee machine brews coffee at the perfect temperature. A drylin® N low-profile linear guide system routes the hot water through the machine into the coffee filter. The decisive factors for choosing the plastic guide were its resistance to corrosion from water and water vapour and its smooth movement with absolute freedom from lubricants.
The grinder grinds coffee beans into very fine powder. To ensure optimum ground coffee quality, the grinder mechanism must operate consistently and precisely. The bearings must also be very strong and not become clogged with coffee dust. Self-lubricating igus® iglide® plain bearings can do all this.
This innovation from the fast food sector can bake a deep-frozen, pre-baked pizza within two minutes and serve it to the customer. Among other things, the machine features a new type of infrared high-performance oven. The pizzas are stored in a deep-frozen state. All bearing components used must therefore function at -20°C.