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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)

16/05/2018

Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

Igus expands robolink D modular kit with plastic gearing

Igus expands robolink D modular kit with plastic gearing

Igus has expanded its robolink D modular kit with strainwave gearing in two sizes. The gearing, which is available as an individual component, or with an integrated NEMA17 or NEMA23 stepper motor, consists of an outer ring gear and a flexible wear-resistant inner ring gear made of iglidur high-performance plastic. 

“The strainwave gearing has the advantage that it has minimal backlash, ensuring precise adjustment with incredible smoothness,” says Robert Dumayne, dry-tech director at Igus. “It is also very compact and has a high transmission torque ratio.” A typical application would be as the sixth axis of a robotic arm, that is, as a radial connection between arm and gripper.

The worm wheels for the new transmission ratios 1:30 and 1:70 of the robolink D worm gear also use iglidur materials. For these, Igus offers a decoupled option of motor and joint. The two components are connected to each other by an aluminium profile – the result is better weight distribution on the axis, enabling heavier loads to be lifted. The new universal gripper adapter allows the attachment of different grippers on the robolink D joints.

In addition, the online configurator allows users to configure and assemble custom robolink D joints. Motors, encoders, cabling, and other accessories are also available.

 

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