electrical gripper for robolink

on last Hannover show, we have presented our new electrical gripper for robolink arms. It is availaable from stock now!

A preliminous data sheet is in preparation, here are some main charasteristics: 24VDC, 3,6W, 180gr, total length 220 mm, plug&play (connection M8x1, 3 pole). List price 374,00 €/pc. Attached a Video of this gripper.

The gripper “fingers” can be exchanged and individually configured by laser sintering!

NEWS for Hannover fair 2013: new base joint RL-90-BL1

The basic idea for this development is the wish to be able to build up a 6 DOF robot. For that purpose, a strong “base joint” was needed. It had to be stronger than the previous versions, and it should be able to lead the wires and cables of at least 4 more DOF inside, as well as additional pneumatic and/or electric cables.

The new joint is based on igus’ “PRT-01-50” slewing ring bearing. It has 2 DOF (degres of freedom): 1) rotation (+/-90°), 2) pivoting movement (+/-90°).

At this year’s hanover fair (08.04.13-12.04.13) we will present this base joint in a 6 DOF robot arm. Today you can watch 2 videos: 1) first kinematic test of the 2 DOF base joint RL-90-BL1 and 2) first test run of a 6 DOF installation, with 2 more robolink joints.