Low-cost, lightweight robot

Low-cost, lightweight robot

August 27, 2018

Igus, Inc.


East Providence, Rhode Island – igus’ low-cost delta robot can help small and medium-sized businesses get introduced to automation for an initial investment that is far less than units currently being used in manufacturing industries.

The low-maintenance, lightweight robotic assembly is manufactured entirely with igus components, and units start at $6,200. A maintenance-free toothed belt drive lubrication-free linkage, encoders, and stepper motors are included as well as optional drive controllers. The unit can be delivered pre-assembled or can be assembled on-site in about 30 minutes. It is designed for simple assembly functions, pick and place tasks, and applications in inspection technology.

The robot is based on three maintenance-free 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 ± 0.5mm.

The complete system has an installation space of up to 420mm in diameter and can carry up to 5kg 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 15kg, has a working area diameter of 380mm (at 75mm), and a maximum process force of 100N.