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low cost automation

Cost down, life up with Vertical farming

Published on: 26/08/2021

This week’s video shows how igus products are used in vertical farming, an exciting new industry which demands reliability, longevity and no maintenance.  This is perfect for igus motion plastics, from smooth gliding drylin® gantries to robust, lightweight e-chains®, the elimination of lubrication means no contamination. To view the video, click here https://youtu.be/lFbmUTzMPXk For more […]

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VOTW-How many degrees of freedom will the new Rebel robot from igus® give you?

Published on: 17/05/2021

With the new igus® ReBel cobot, it is now even easier to accomplish robot/human collaborative tasks.  These robots are suitable for assembly aids, pick & place tasks and can be used within industrial or private applications. See how smooth it moves in this week’s video of the week: https://youtu.be/BNjg5HaoWio For more information on the igus® […]

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Zap! igus delta robot chosen for non-chemical robot weeding for crops

Published on: 29/04/2021

The world’s first non-chemical robotic weeding for cereal crops, made by agri-tech start up Small Robot Company, has successfully identified and killed weeds at a field trial in Hampshire. The wheeled robot uses igus delta robot arms to position a “zapper” and deploy ‘lightning strikes’ to kill weeds. Delta robot arms from igus were selected […]

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VOTW- igus® products helping with mask production lines.

Published on: 26/04/2021

This week’s video of the week shows how a range of igus® products are utilised in a production of disposable face masks. Unfortunately, facemasks have become a staple in our lives. So much so, manufacturers have now recognised the benefits of igus® products within this manufacturing sector. Clean, dry and lubrication free means that all […]

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Record 168 motion plastics innovations launched from the home office

Published on: 21/04/2021

In very tough business conditions, igus launched more new products in 2020/21 than the previous year – from integrated robotic drives to ball bearings with 21 times the high-speed service life. The leading motion plastics company igus launched more innovative products in 2020 than the previous year, despite the covid-19 pandemic. By investing in digitalisation, […]

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New modular gearbox kit from igus for innovative, low cost automation ideas at Hannover Messe 2021

Published on: 30/03/2021

Igus releases a cost-effective, lightweight, plug & play gearbox kit consisting of gearbox, encoder, controller, force control system and motor for collaborative robotics. The potential for service robotics is growing fast: in hospitality, medical care, agriculture and logistics, lightweight robots help to automate monotonous tasks. To show that using service robots can be easy and […]

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VOTW – Robolink® DP for all flexible automated applications

Published on: 21/01/2021

Robolink® DP has been developed by igus® to enable engineers’ access into automated solutions using low cost robotics. The robolink® DP arm is not only flexible enough to allow 6 degrees of freedom there are many options for end effectors which enhances the opportunism for even more diverse applications. As demonstrated whilst serving this frozen […]

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New igus product makes a splash in the world of robots

Published on: 04/01/2021

The new robolink IP44 from igus: a robot that defies water! Requests by customers for a robolink fit for wet conditions has prompted plastics expert igus to design one that can withstand rain, showers, and moisture. The company, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed its very first water-resistant robolink – a low-cost […]

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Robolink® in splash water applications

Published on: 01/12/2020

igus® robolink® DP can now be used in splash water applications with a protection class of IP44.  In this week’s video of the week you will see how not only the robolink® robot arm copes with water but also an igus® colleague.    To watch the video please visit https://youtu.be/9glNMERKzsQ   For more information regarding the Robolink® range please visit https://www.igus.co.uk/info/robotics-robolink or call igus® directly on: 01604 […]

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Robot range is quickly extended with the new 7th axis from igus

Published on: 18/11/2020

A ready-to-fit 7th axis has been designed and manufactured by igus to enable Universal Robots (UR) and robolink robots to travel several metres. The global manufacturer of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings,which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed this robotic solution to include amaintenance-free, drylin ZLW toothed belt axis, corresponding adapter […]

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