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Majority of Commonplace Robotics acquired by igus
The two German companies have worked together for six years, developing a number of products together.
GMG develops new robot grippers with plastic plain bearings from igus
The gripper can pack manufactured components with three fingers, place them in boxes and place a layer of protective cardboard over them.
igus triflex TRX energy chain helps save space on robots
To ensure cables on industrial robots can be guided in motion safely, easily and compactly, igus developed the four-dimensional triflex TRX energy chain. The new design study replaces classic robot hose packages and retraction systems. igus said the system offers a 40% retraction length ensured by a unique telescopic mechanism inside the chain. This allows…
igus releases e-spool flex cable reel for industrial robots
igus has developed the e-spool flex 2.0, a new cable reel designed for industrial robots that has no slip ring. This allows for management of robot teach pendants. The system even supplies bus signals without interruptions, which can be typical with slip rings. The solution can extend cables up to 50 ft. Installation into a…
Pipeline repair robots deployed to reduce danger for human workers
Pipeline repair and inspection is a dangerous task for humans, but automated units are now being deployed, thanks to Wisconsin-based robotics integrators using igus components.
Dexai designs Alfred 2.0 for safe food service to help restaurants during pandemic
Dexai Robotics has designed its Alfred 2.0 to offer a space-saving, sanitary alternative for dishing out meals.
igus makes robot control and simulation software freely available
Energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings maker igus has made its robot control software freely available for simulation and programming of a variety of robots. The platform is designed to be easy to use for newcomers to robotics.
igus cable management kit optimizes protection for cobot arms
As demand for collaborative robot arms rises, so does the need to safely manage cables. igus has released a new cable management kit that it said is easy to use.
How Harmonic Bionics designs lightweight, upper-body exoskeletons
In human anatomy, the shoulder presents one of the most challenging and complex physical problems for physicians and therapists. Shoulders and their intricate anatomical patterns also provide a unique test for developers of exoskeletons, who need to keep their units light and compact while incorporating an extensive range of movement. Those were the challenges faced…
3D-printed robotic grippers make packaging machines efficient
Plastic grippers from a 3D printer and made with tribo-filaments from igus are 85% cheaper and 70% faster than most competitors currently being used in the packaging industry. 3D printing, one of the most impactful trends emerging in modern industry, allows for the single batches to become a reality and enabled for the personalized serial…
igus Delta Robot a Low-Cost Option for Assembly Tasks
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…
Canrig Robotics developing oil drilling robots
Canrig Robotics has developed robots with the goal of achieving a fully-automated drill floor operation of oil rigs. The company is based in Stavanger, Norway, a central city in the European oil drilling industry. Canrig Robotics’ primary piece of equipment is a heavy-duty, seven-axis robot with a load capacity of 1,500 kilograms, which is handled by a…
igus will unveil low-cost 6-axis robotic joint at Hannover Messe
Plastic-motion-component maker igus could advance the collaborative-robotics industry when it unveils its low-cost ReBeL robotics joint at Hannover Messe 2018. The maintenance-free joint works in residential and commercial applications. The ReBeL gives a sixth rotation axis to modular robolink arms to let them reach myriad positions. According to igus, the new ReBeL will also make robots serving…
Plastic igus Parts Power FIRST Robotics Team to 3 Records
Two high school robotics teams from Pittsburgh, Pa. recently used products from igus, a German-based manufacturer of engineered plastics with a presence in East Providence, R.I., to set four world records in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge global robotics competition. Team #8393 — The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team, captained by senior James Walton —…
igus Drylin E Linear Robot Features Compact Size
Because products need to be manufactured quickly and cost-effectively, the pressure to automate production processes is greater than ever. To meet these growing requirements, igus has developed a new, compact linear robot that is shipped from stock as early as same-day and offered at a low price of $2,165. The self-lubricating and maintenance-free drylin E…
Human exoskeleton takes top manus award at Hannover Messe
At the 2017 Hannover Messe, plastic bearings expert igus announced the winners of its 8th manus awards for unique plastic bearing applications. An independent jury, with representatives from the research, business, and specialist media organization, awarded the 2017 golden manus trophy, along with a €5,000 prize to California-based Pathway LLC for its design for manufacturing […]
igus to showcase complete series of cost-effective robotic solutions at Automate 2017
Components, advanced cable retraction systems, and modular, cost-effective robotic joints will be on display in booth 2221 in Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. Motion plastics specialist igus will be showing a wide range of components and solutions for automation and robotics at the upcoming Automate 2017 Trade Show in booth 2221. Product experts will be […]
igus celebrates National Robotics Week at the 2nd annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party
igus, founder of the yes (Young Engineers Support) Program, will be wrapping up National Robotics Week with an educational celebration at the 2nd annual Robot Block Party, April 11th at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center, from 12-4 PM. At the party, igus will have a number of exciting robot giveaways for students, as well as […]
How to convert energy into mechanical work
By Leslie Langnau / Managing Editor Actuators for robots range from the “tried and true” to newer versions of actuator muscles. Here’s a look at your range of options. In robot design, electric, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators are the typical choices available when developing the means to convert energy into mechanical work. However, a couple […]
Igus Develops A Simpler Robotic Bionic Joint
When it comes to robotic joints, engineers have had to put together complex custom configurations out of multiple components, which involved considerable development time with the mechanisms. This time requirement often reduced the amount of time artificial-intelligence programmers had with the system. So, two goals of robotics developers were to enable the programmers to be […]