The rapid development of digitalisation is fundamentally changing production processes and is therefore demanding new skills and competencies. It is therefore important that tomorrow's specialists and managers are prepared for the new challenges. The Low Cost Automation training program starts right there:
Students from the Higher Technical Federal Teaching and Research Institute (HTBLuVA) in Salzburg have implemented what sounds like science fiction as part of their diploma thesis. They developed a mobile robot system with a gripping hand that can be intuitively controlled with gestures. This is enabled by a glove that uses sensors to translate the user's gestures into movements for the robot and its gripper. This allows handling tasks to be carried out remotely with the robot. This prototype for teleoperations shows how such a system can be implemented. For the control system, students rely on a PLC from B&R. A robolink® from igus® serves as a robot arm.
An igus® room linear robot was selected for the application to ensure practical implementation and an industry-relevant training process. An open-source web shop solution was used for data management and business process mapping. A suitable adapter and a service expansion gave rise to an Industry 4.0-compatible application that implements the entire process: from storage, to ordering, to financial services, to production so that it can accommodate multiple clients. Only proven protocols are used for communication. Hierarchical communication was implemented at the production level as well. It distinguishes between real time and non-real time and meets the relevant IT security standards.
Automation is a global issue and so robotics is also taught at Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women in Bhimavaram (India) with several robolink® robotic arms. The igus® Robot Control in particular was praised, which was used, among other things, to program pick & place solutions. Finally, an LDR (Light Dependent Resistor) was integrated, which recognises colours. Based on this, further product sorting was carried out.
As part of a research project, it was examined how two robots can increase the speed of a process on the one hand and how the forces of two robots can be combined to generate a short-term increase in force. Particular attention had to be paid to the synchronous design of the robots.
Work was carried out with two robolink® RL-DP 5, which were able to handle more complex tasks by "working together" and are significantly more cost-effective compared to a similarly powerful industrial robot.
In cooperation with the University of Bonn and Automated Intelligent Systems, a humanoid open-source robot was developed in 2014.
The robot developed for educational and research purposes is based on ROS.
The robot celebrated great successes at RoboCup, winning the first RoboCup Design Award in 2015, and winning in several categories in 2016 and 2017. It was also awarded the first International Harting Open Source Prize in 2016. All individual parts of the robot were produced by igus® using a 3D printer.
An exceptional bachelor's thesis was implemented at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences with the help of an igus® robolink® RL-DP.
An automated 3D Four In A Row. After a lot of planning, craftwork and programming, the first draft was ready. A lot of testing and revisions had to be done before it worked properly.
The robot was equipped with a suction gripper and brings the gaming pieces into the correct position.
You can find further information on prices and robot designs specifically for educational purposes in our information brochure.
The Apiro® robotics kit, developed for educational institutions, provides a playful introduction to the world of robotics. Eight different robots can be assembled from the kit.
The free and user-friendly software is ideal for beginners in programming. With the digital twin, you can also program all robots offline.
From grippers and cameras up to conveyor belts - the RBTX online marketplace offers cost-effective accessories for your automation solutions.
The robot cell made of aluminium profiles is designed for various types of robots such as delta, SCARA or linear robots. The scope of delivery includes the necessary electronics such as emergency stop, start and stop display and CE documentation.
The ReBeL® is particularly suitable for mobile applications, pick-up and delivery services, pick & place tasks or as an assembly aid.
At just 8.2kg, it is up to two times lighter than other cobots and does not require a switch cabinet, as the control system is integrated into the base.
The drylin® linear robots are the most popular robots in the industrial sector and are primarily used for measurement and test automation, handling and assembly technology or small parts handling tasks. In addition to our proven standard linear robots, we also offer custom production with no minimum order quantity!
If you are interested, we also offer all educational robots as plug-and-play robotic cells, just get in touch!
Pick & place tasks, mobile applications, pick-up and delivery services or assembly assistance are the areas of application of robolink®. The control system is located in an external switch cabinet and can be expanded with little effort.
The robot arm can also be delivered in a compact educational cell, just get in touch.
The SCARA robot for quick and flexible use is particularly suitable for assembly or joining tasks.
The SCARA is available in three variants:
With three or four degrees of freedom and as a version with four degrees of freedom and cladding (as in picture). You can choose between plug & play and open source control system. Integration into a robot cell is optional.
Due to its compact design and light weight, the drylin® delta robot is mainly used for pick & place tasks, conveyor belt picking and stacking tasks in three-dimensional space.
The delta can be delivered either as a pre-assembled plug & play solution or as a self-assembly kit.
Integration into an educational cell is also no problem, just contact us.
Faster integration of igus® Robot Control for your machines by combining simple components and igus® sample programs.