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7th axis robot in a welding application

7th axis robot in a welding application

An Igus 7th axis on a collaborative robot working alongside staff at German screening machine manufacturer Rhewum is helping to increase the workspace from 1300 to 5500mm. Built around the drylin ZLW tooth belt linear system, the 7th axis is quick and easy to set up, low cost and resistant to heat and dirt. The […]

By August 5, 2022 Read More →
Igus removes old energy chains to ease recycling

Igus removes old energy chains to ease recycling

Since 2019 Igus has given old energy chains a second life by recycling them under the chainge’ recycling program. Now the motion plastics specialist is going one step further: since an upgrade often means installing a whole new system, Igus removes old energy chains and recycles them. Ultimately, every machine and every component will reach […]

By July 13, 2022 Read More →
Video shows Igus drylin linear robot system in action

Video shows Igus drylin linear robot system in action

Linear robots are ideal to use in applications where various orientations are required. The Igus drylin linear robots are lightweight, corrosion-resistant and maintenance-free. Requiring zero lubrication, the Igus drylin linear robot systems are quiet running, ensuing minimal disruption within your machine. The gantry systems can be configured exactly to your requirement, or you can take […]

By July 4, 2022 Read More →
Large DIY palletiser robot from Igus at a low price

Large DIY palletiser robot from Igus at a low price

Igus says its drylin XXL gantry robot is up to 60% cheaper than comparable robot solutions and is particularly easy to put into service, with free online configuration help. The robot has a working envelope of 2000 x 2000 x 1500mm and is said to be particularly suitable for palletising applications up to 10kg. The […]

By June 29, 2022 Read More →
Smart cobot is the ReBeL of low cost automation

Smart cobot is the ReBeL of low cost automation

The world’s first plastic gearbox for cobots and access to a digital ecosystem: the latest Igus Low Cost Automation product records 20 new projects per week in Germany alone. Low cost and about 8kg, the plug-and-play ReBeL cobot is one of the lightest cobots on the market. Digital services provided with it, such as the […]

By June 8, 2022 Read More →
Game-changing product launch as Igus redefines transport

Game-changing product launch as Igus redefines transport

Renowned globally for engineering innovation, Igus is set to exceed expectations with a head-turning, maintenance-free product that will really shake up the way we travel. Igus believes it has created a real breakthrough in low-cost transportation that is nearly totally maintenance-free. Its UK debut is at The Engineering Expo, a new engineering-focused exhibition held at […]

By May 25, 2022 Read More →
Cable retraction systems for multi-axis robots

Cable retraction systems for multi-axis robots

Every robot is slightly different as is every application, so it is important that we have retraction systems that suit these differences. The triflex R retraction systems from Igus are designed to cope with the complex dynamic movements of industrial robots and are compatible with many robot manufacturers. In this video of the week, you […]

By April 29, 2022 Read More →
Protecting cables with small bending radii

Protecting cables with small bending radii

A new small rotary module from Igus for robots, handling and camera systems can save users up to 73% cost. It’s lightweight, compact and made entirely of plastic. The Polymer Rotation Module (PRM) from Igus comprises a polymer energy chain and a low-friction plastic guide channel especially for rotational movements of cables and hoses. Users […]

By April 13, 2022 Read More →
Igus award recognises innovative robotics projects

Igus award recognises innovative robotics projects

This year Igus will once again present the ROIBOT (Return on Investment in Robotics) Award, recognising the most creative applications. The judges are looking for projects that have achieved a quick return on investment using Igus Low Cost Automation and drylin drive axes. The winners will receive a robotics package of their choice worth up […]

By April 7, 2022 Read More →
Pick and place applications with low-cost robotics

Pick and place applications with low-cost robotics

Robotic pick and place applications are becoming increasingly popular within companies wanting to automate processes. These could be anything from simple movements to complex actions, but fundamentally they all need the same thing: to be smooth running. In this new video you can see how Igus products ranging from energy chains to linear gantries all […]

By April 4, 2022 Read More →