Published 30-04-2020
| Article appears in April 2020 Issue

SAFETY AT HIGH SPEED

29-04-2020

With twice the speed and half the weight, Fibro Läpple Technology’s (FLT) new linear motor robot stands apart from its peers. The secret? A compact, durable and quiet energy supply that keeps the robot running quickly and reliably.

Linear robots handle the heavy lifting in automated warehouses all over the world. Machine or press loading, order picking, high-bay loading, and even transport and handling tasks can be safely entrusted to artificial hands.

As the demands of high-level production increase, faster, more intelligent and economically profitable robots are required. In response, Fibro Läpple Technology has developed a linear robot that maximises production performance.

The new carbon design cuts the weight of FLT’s linear robot by 50 per cent compared to the competition. This weight reduction enables double the speed, double the positioning accuracy, and accelerations of up to 26m/s2.

FLT’s designers have opted for a linear motor to allow for very high dynamics, while an unsupported igus energy chain of the E4.1 series provides the z-axis with a secure energy supply.

Fibro Läpple Technology head of mechanical design and development Boris Bind admits the integration of a suitable energy chain in the x-axis’s compact installation space proved to be a challenge.

“Together with igus, we therefore decided on a side-mounted energy chain,” he says.

The E4.1 series energy chain has been combined with additional sliding elements to reduce wear and tear. The cabling is from igus’s range of pre-harnessed chainflex cables, available now from Treotham Automation.

The so-called readycables are specifically designed for use in the energy chain and feature a 36-month guarantee.

The complete system is housed in a special guide trough to further minimise noise and increases system reliability.

Treotham Automation Pty Ltd
1300 65 75 64
www.treotham.com.au

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