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Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation

23 October 2018

Machine builders and production engineers are able to automate simple pick & place and assemble tasks without a high price tag, thanks to the robolink DCi, according to Igus.

Robolink DCi offers a complete automation package consisting of robotic arm and controller. It is suitable for lifting parts weighing up to 1kg with an accuracy of ±0.5mm allowing engineers to install and commission the robotic arm without prior robotics experience using online tutorials, simulation tools and other services.

Using the CPRog control software, motion sequences can be learned quickly and easily, complex sequences can be simulated within the software in a 3D environment, says the company. These include programs with joint- and linear- digital outs, loop- or if-then-else commands. Further components, such as image processing systems, can be integrated via plug-ins. 

The software is supplied on CD, so that only a Windows-compatible computer is required for commissioning. After setup, the stand-alone system does not require the otherwise obligatory PC connection and can be operated with a touch display. In addition, the controller can setup to communicate with other controllers via inputs and outputs.

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