One of the biggest limitations of a traditional robotic arm is the fact they remain stationary. Any implementation needs to account for this. Thankfully, igus has developed a solution. Using a drylin® belt-driven actuator and an adapter kit, your robotic arm can easily be upgraded with a robot transfer unit (RTU), allowing for a wider range of possibilities and application potential. Both vertical and horizontal installations are possible, as well as elevated installations to improve safety and increase floor space. Smaller RTUs can even be mounted to an AGV, further increasing flexibility. Best of all, drylin RTUs are not only compatible with igus robots, but various popular external robots as well, including Universal Robots, Epson and FANUC.
igus RTUs offer the additional advantages of being dry-running and dirt-resistant, making them the ideal choice for environments where dirt and dust are prevalent. They’re even suited for sensitive clean environments, depending upon the specific requirements of the application. Not only can the RTUs be applied to many different industries, it can be done so easily with the integration of hardware and controls that igus has achieved.
Who says automation has to be expensive? In Bruges, Belgium, the chocolate shop Roose's Chocolate World has a robot called the Chocomatic, built at a bargain price. It packs chocolates in front of customers. A robolink® robot from igus® is used, which moves on a 7th axis.
A collaborative robot combined with a driverless transport system and the drylin® ZLW 7th axis. Storage and sorting tasks are automated extremely easily and cost-effectively! The new igus® drylin® ZLW- axis extends the working space of your cobot at the 7th axis and is suitable for different robot types. In this application, the robot system moves on a driverless transport system and is controlled by the igus Robot Control.
Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!
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The direct control cabinet integration with CAP enables an easy and ready-to-connect solution. This allows the 7th axis to be moved in the CAP software within a very short time.
drylin RTUs aren’t just limited to igus robotic arms. Robotic arms from UR, Epson, FANUC, and more can all be easily outfitted with our RTUs to ensure we can provide a solution to as many customers as possible.