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igus debuts ReBeL 6-axis robotic arm system at Hannover 2018


May 3, 2018
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May 3, 2018 – German manufacturer igus unveiled the ReBeL six-axis robotic arm system at Hannover Messe 2018.

Driven by a strain wave gear, the new robotics concept can be combined with a voice command system and features brushless direct-current motors instead of stepper motors as in previous robolink models. The unit operates with BLDC motors, which are installed in the maintenance-free strain wave gear of a ReBeL joint, explains the company. Control equipment is also built into the axes, designed to eliminate the need for an external control cabinet. igus says the ReBeL makes it possible to have a sixth rotation axis in the modular robolink system, and allows all positions to be reached. For bearing purposes, lubrication-free and smoothly operating xiros plastic ball bearings are used. The gearboxes are constructed mostly with polymers.