Robots-Weblog | Igus expands its portfolio across the ReBeL with a humanoid hand product of lubrication-free high-performance plastics

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Cologne, November 14, 2023 – Robots have grow to be an integral a part of trade and are more and more discovering their manner into small and medium-sized firms within the type of cobots, such because the ReBeL. They kind, choose and transfer with the assistance of cameras, vacuum cleaners and gripping techniques. So as to have the ability to tackle humanoid duties, igus has now developed a finger gripper for the ReBeL cobot. It’s made solely of lubrication-free plastics, so it is extremely cost-effective and simple to combine.

With the ReBeL, igus has launched a compact and light-weight cobot in the marketplace that makes it doable to enter robotics at low value. This makes it notably appropriate for meeting duties, high quality inspections and within the service sector.  To ensure that the robotic to essentially work, grippers and suction cups are vital. For this goal, igus presents a big selection of appropriate finish effectors from varied producers on {the marketplace} „For the reason that ReBeL may be very mild and inexpensive with its personal weight of round 8 kilograms and a worth beginning at 3,970 euros, it’s extensively utilized in humanoid purposes. For that reason, we obtained a lot of buyer inquiries for a robotic hand that may be simply linked to the ReBeL through plug-and-play,“ explains Alexander Mühlens, Head of the Low Price Automation enterprise unit at igus GmbH. For that reason, igus has now developed a very cost-effective ReBeL finger gripper, which is out there for as little as 1,840 euros. The humanoid hand is appropriate with all ReBeL fashions. It’s managed through DIO on the Instrument Heart Level, which permits for simple integration and suppleness in varied purposes. The particular function of the finger gripper is that it could actually imitate human hand actions. „With the brand new low-cost hand, the ReBeL can tackle a variety of easy humanoid duties and purposes. We’re pondering of the realm of analysis and growth at universities, however duties in gastronomy or within the leisure trade are additionally conceivable,“ says Alexander Mühlens.

Excessive-performance plastics guarantee exact actions
All parts, together with the flange, cables and management, come straight from igus in Cologne. On this manner, the shopper receives a one hundred pc appropriate answer. The low worth is because of the lubrication-free high-performance plastics. The plain bearings within the joints product of iglidur polymers usually are not solely cost-effective and lubrication-free, but in addition allow clean and exact actions of the person fingers. Intensive testing within the in-house 3,800 sq. meter laboratory ensures the longevity of the humanoid hand. They’re extraordinarily versatile and could be managed through varied interfaces, together with USB, TTL (5 V) serial and inner scripting. Along with the finger gripper, igus presents different merchandise for the ReBeL Atmosphere. These embody, for instance, fireproof fireplace safety hoods, a seventh axis, gripper units, adapter plate units, vitality provide techniques, a completed workstation and connection cables.

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