Innovative High-Performance Plastics For Movement Applications

Monday, August 6th, 2018 | 550 Views


APFI speaks to Phot Techaprecharnon, Sales Director, igus Thailand Co. Ltd, regarding new additions to the company’s product portfolio.

 Let’s talk about the new products that igus is unveiling.

Igus is always seeking to expand its product portfolio. Among the recent additions, the robolink modular robotic system is the most impressive. This robotic system allows you to automate manual work steps quickly and easily with articulated arms available in various lengths and sizes.

The number of lubrication-free joints used ranges from two to six, and the robot can be equipped with various tools (e.g., grippers, suction cup, camera, etc.) as desired. Robolink robot components are characterised by their modularity. As a modular system, a robot arm can be configured as desired and therefore, it is economical. igus also offers ready-to-use complete systems.

Are there any innovative products that you’re excited about?

The drylin toothed belt axes are a new innovation solution—the ZLW series are suitable for many different positioning and adjustment tasks. The self-lubricating drylin W profile guide acts as a linear guide and a toothed belt acts as a drive. The stroke is individually selectable.

Thanks to the lightweight design using plastic and aluminum, drylin ZLW toothed belt axes have a low mass inertia, making them highly efficient. Whether used for an individual system or a linear robot, the ZLW series offers the ideal solution in both confined spaces and applications that require a high level of torque support. All drylin ZLW toothed belt axes can be ordered ready for installation and configured with drylin E stepper and DC motors.

What sets igus’ products apart from others in the market?

The igus motto has been “plastics for longer life”. By this, we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, and, at the same time, reduce costs and increase service life—everything is delivered immediately from stock!

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