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Schaeffler announces Ewellix acquisition intent

Schaeffler announces Ewellix acquisition intent

Schaeffler has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Ewellix Group, with the aim of strengthening its own market position, particularly in the linear business. Ewellix is a market leader in multiple areas of technology, with a key application being robot range extenders. The Ewellix Group’s product range is highly complementary to the existing […]

By July 25, 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 →
Automation know-how in 23 instalments

Automation know-how in 23 instalments

Would you like to listen to the world’s leading robotics experts or experience hands-on presentations of current robot models? Or discuss the outlook of future industrial production or converse with AI specialists? Whatever you may be looking for – above and beyond the world’s most comprehensive overview of automation technology components and systems – you’ll […]

By June 13, 2022 Read More →
Gantry handling for sustainable wine bottles

Gantry handling for sustainable wine bottles

A collaboration between Festo and PCE Automation has helped recyclable packaging expert Frugalpac achieve the high throughputs and precision assembly necessary to meet increased demand for its innovative paperboard Frugal Bottle. Frugal Bottle is the world’s first paper wine and spirits bottle. Its innovative design comprises an outer made from 94% recycled paperboard with an […]

By March 22, 2022 Read More →
Battery handling with Igus low-cost automation

Battery handling with Igus low-cost automation

If you’re looking for precise handling, with no lubrication, no mess and no fuss, then Igus has the solution in the form of its low-cost automation gantry systems. You can also program it all via the iRC – Igus Robot Control system. In this video Igus shows how easy it is to program the gantry […]

By November 4, 2021 Read More →
Igus e-chain ensures safety at high speed in a linear motor robot

Igus e-chain ensures safety at high speed in a linear motor robot

The linear motor robot from Fibro Läpple Technology is different from many other solutions, being twice as fast and half the weight. In order for the linear robot to be able to get production up and running quickly and reliably, a compact, durable and silent energy supply was required. A side-mounted Igus energy chain system […]

By August 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Igus sensors measure wear on Güdel linear robot

Igus sensors measure wear on Güdel linear robot

With Igus intelligent smart plastic e-chains, cables and plain bearings, you can plan maintenance in advance. Now, manufacturers of machines and systems are also offering solutions with their own condition monitoring. Among them is Swiss company Güdel: the automation specialist uses the Igus e-chain sensors EC.M and EC.W in its linear robots. “The sensors measure […]

By July 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Güdel linear tracks expand robot envelopes

Güdel linear tracks expand robot envelopes

Placing a robot on a track greatly expands its operating envelope, potentially allowing it to tend multiple machines or to transfer materials across much greater distances. Will Bourn of Güdel explains how linear tracks can be used in many innovative ways to expand robot work envelopes in three dimensions. We are all used to seeing […]

By April 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Igus drylin E linear robot delivered within 24 hours

Igus drylin E linear robot delivered within 24 hours

The automation of production processes is becoming ever more important for increased productivity. The new self-lubricating and maintenance-free drylin E linear robot is suitable for a wide range of applications, be it in medical equipment with high safety and hygienic requirements, tasks in microelectronics, or pick & place functions. In a small working envelope of […]

By March 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →