Ewellix launches linear motion modules for small robots
November 5, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Ewellix, formerly SKF Motion Technologies, has launched a new series of linear motion modules designed to increase the capability of small industrial automation robots and cobots.
The company’s new LIFTKIT and SLIDEKIT can extend the reach and mobility of standard robots. The new modules are supplied ready to install and can typically be fully operational in 30 minutes.
The LIFTKIT comprises a telescopic pillar, capable of raising and lowering a standard robot or cobot by up to 900 mm; in some applications, this can be extended still further. Three versions of the LIFTKIT are available: the TLT for light loads and long distances; the CPMT for heavier loads; and the CPSM for high speeds and positional accuracy to within ±0.01 mm. These are ideal for all pick-and-place and palletizing applications where additional height is required.
For applications where extended horizontal movement is required, the SLIDEKIT enables the reach of each robot to be increased by up to 1,800 mm. The SLIDEKIT is based on a standard Ewellix profile rail guide, combined with an advanced ball screw in a single integrated unit, to ensure extremely accurate positioning and repeatability.
The LIFTKIT and SLIDEKIT can also be combined to create a versatile system. Ewellix also offers the option to build customized versions. The KITS are also available as plug-and-play solutions for use with all robots manufactured by Universal Robots (UR). These versions are supplied with all hardware, attachments, control units and interfaces.