yes supports young mechanical engineers with robolink
Four maintenance-free low-cost robolink D joints ensure the easy construction of a multifunctional articulated robot
At the University of Heidenheim, a team of six young mechanical engineering students built a robot as a project, which can assemble parts independently and reconstruct its own basic structure. The journey was the destination: within three months, the robot had to be developed, constructed and programmed by the team itself.
A 5-axis articulated robot was chosen as it offers a wide range of applications due to its exchangeable end module. In addition, both screwdrivers and gripper tools can be assembled. For the control system a closed-loop step controller and motors with encoder were used. The robot is controlled via a self-written programme. Four igus® robolink D robot joints ensure precision. A self-locking worm gear in each joint guarantees the optimal load capacity of the robot. Furthermore, the igus joints are low-maintenance, and due to the high-performance polymer no lubrication is necessary.