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igus introduces lightweight delta robot that can carry up to five kilograms


November 13, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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November 13, 2018 – igus has introduced a low-cost robot that can help small and medium sized businesses get introduced to automation for a lower initial investment.

The delta robot is a lightweight assembly manufactured with igus components, and units start at $6,200. Automated units that complete similar tasks usually cost between $20,000-$30,000.

igus’s delta robot includes a maintenance-free toothed belt drive lubrication-free linkage, encoders and stepper motors as well as optional drive controllers. The unit can be delivered pre-assembled or can be assembled onsite in about 30 minutes with instructions provided by igus. It is ideal for simple assembly functions, pick and place tasks, and applications in inspection technology.

The robot is based on three maintenance-free igus drylin ZLW toothed-belt actuators, lubrication-free igubal spherical bearings and other lightweight components. NEMA stepper motors and encoders ensure quick handling by the delta robot of up to ± 0.5 millimeters.

The complete system has an installation space of up to 420 millimeters in diameter and can carry up to five kilograms at low speeds. The unit is constructed with aluminum and plastic materials, and reaches a maximum pick rate of 60 per minute. The unit weighs 15 kilograms, has a working area diameter of 380 millimeters (at 75mm) and a maximum process force of 100 N (a radius of zero millimeters).