igus has introduced a low-cost delta robot that can help small and medium-sized businesses get introduced to automation for an initial investment that is far less than units currently being used in manufacturing industries.
The igus delta robot provides a thrifty and simple automation solution for assembly tasks. The low-maintenance, lightweight igus delta robot is manufactured entirely with igus components and starts at $6,200.
igus’ delta robot includes a maintenance-free toothed belt drive lubrication-free linkage, encoders and stepper motors as well as optional drive controllers. The unit can be delivered pre-assembled or can be assembled on-site in about 30 minutes with easy-to-use instructions provided by igus. It is ideal for simple assembly functions, pick and place tasks, and applications in inspection technology.
The igus delta robot is based on three maintenance-free drylin ZLW toothed-belt actuators, lubrication-free igubal spherical bearings and other lightweight components. NEMA stepper motors and encoders ensure quick handling by the delta robot of up to ± 0.5 millimeters.
The system has an installation space of up to 420 millimeters in diameter and can carry up to five kilograms at low speeds. The igus delta robot is constructed with aluminum and plastic materials and reaches a maximum pick rate of 60 per minute. The unit weighs 15 kilograms, has a working area diameter of 380 millimeters (at 75mm) and a maximum process force of 100 N (a radius of 0 millimeters).
“The cost-effective delta robot enables our customers to have their own control box and integration at a cost of less than $9,000,” said Matt Mowry, igus’ U.S. drylin product manager. “They pay off after just a few months, a maximum of half a year.”
The igus delta robot costs between $6,200-$8,850, depending on the assembly and controller package, according to Mowry.
Depending on the customer’s requirements, the igus delta robot can be delivered pre-assembled within 24 hours as a ready-to-install system in a transport frame or as a kit with quick and easy assembly instructions. As an option, customers can use their own software and control system, or the intuitive and easy-to-use dryve D1 control system.