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

Lightweight, cost-effective and with a larger range –
that’s the new delta robot drylin DLE-DR from Treotham. Using lubrication-free
tribo-polymers, it is not only very cost-effective, but also low maintenance,
reducing maintenance and downtime costs.

Thanks to a modular system, users can choose between a
compact self-assembly modular kit and a 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 igubal coupling
joints and matching adapter plates for grippers and motors. This ensures quick
handling of up to 5 kilograms with a precision of ±0.5 millimetres. The new
delta robot offers a working space that’s 10 times larger with 660mm diameter
at 180mm height, which significantly increases the range. A calibrating pin
allows the robot to be positioned at the zero point. It is directly fixed to
the mounting hub.

Simple
automation that’s cost-effective

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.

“Even a smaller or medium-sized company can
venture into automation for a few thousand euros,” 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 as a preassembled construction kit with assembly
instructions in a box, or as a ready-to-install system in a transport frame. Optionally,
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, Treotham is
expanding its broad selection of robotics components. Based on its
tribo-polymer expertise, igus 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.

This year igus and its industry partners introduced
the RBTX.com platform to enable customers to quickly assemble their own robot
solution. With just a few clicks, you can put together your own low-cost
robotic solution online. The basic electro-mechanical structure comprises of the
articulated arm robots, delta robots and linear robots. In the next step, the
user supplements this basic structure by adding individual components of
different manufacturers such as grippers, suction units, cameras, motors,
sensors and control systems. The advantage: all components are compatible with
each other. The user quickly receives a reliably operating overall automation
package that meets their individual requirements and budget.

For more information, please visit the Treotham Automation
website www.treotham.com.au or call
1300 65 75 64.

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