The drylin cantilever axes are suitable for many positioning and adjustment tasks and are characterised by high reliability in operation and by light weight. Applications in the vertical plane are particularly well suited for this purpose. When driven by a rack, the mass that is being moved is reduced. With regard to energy saving, power transmission to a rack is up to 30% more cost-effective than belt deflection. In addition, it is possible to connect grippers, pick up parts and move.
The benefits at a glance:
For linear axes and handling systems in general, igus offers a wide range of electric motors. Hybrid stepper motors or direct current motors are used in lead screw drives, toothed belts and rack and pinion drives. The electric motors complete the offer of igus in automation. Whole handling systems are generally configurable in combination with cantilever axes and linear axes with rack-and-pinion.
This machine is to prepare samples in the field of trace analysis. The aim should be to use comparable glassware and chemicals as in similar manual machines. The contract was awarded to igus, as all of the components used, such as the GRW rack axis, were able to impress with absolute resistance to chemicals and dirt.
A maintenance-free linear robot from igus is used in a customised automation solution for the complex handling of liquids by the company M2-Automation. In addition to the robustness, the linear robot is characterised by its cost-effectiveness. The drylin GRQ racks are used as dosing axes in the form of an z-axis in addition to a variably clampable proximity switch holder and self-aligning plain bearings and ensure the highest precision work during operation.
Here you will find further successful application examples of our customers with drylin linear axes with lead screw, toothed belt and rack drive.