Quickly Extend Range for Robots

Nov. 20, 2020

igus now offers a ready-to-connect 7th axis that will allow a robot to move over a distance of several meters and includes a maintenance-free drylin ZLW toothed belt axis with a corresponding adapter plate, switch cabinet, cables, and software integration. For easy integration of the axis and the robot, igus has developed two adapter kits for robolink and UR robots. They enable fast and cost-effective low-cost automation.


Specifically, for linear adjustment, igus has developed a lubrication-free, lightweight flat axis with a stroke of up to 6 m and a positioning accuracy of 0.5 mm with the help of its drylin linear construction kit.


To ensure that the axis can be easily combined with a robot, igus offers overall solutions for UR3, UR5, and UR10 robots (Universal Robots), robolink DP robots, and DCi robots.


The 7th axis is supplied by igus as a complete system that is ready to connect immediately, consisting of a drylin ZLW-20 toothed belt axis in the desired length exactly to the millimeter, plus the connecting cables, the switch cabinet, the power electronics, the software integration, and the corresponding adapter set. Alternatively, the adapter set is separately available consisting of an adapter plate and control system. 


Users can configure the appropriate complete solution online at https://www.igus.com/info/7th-axis-for-universal-robots.