Taking robot envelopes to new heights with Güdel linear motion technology
02 November 2020
Robots are an integral and essential part of many manufacturing processes, undertaking a wide range of tasks from high-precision assembly to simple pick-and-place operations.
Robots are recognised as being extremely flexible, with their working envelopes generally impressive in relation to their size. Nonetheless, the traditional concept of fixed installation (either floor, wall or ceiling mounted) places limitations on the maximum working envelope and, in certain applications, the ultimate capabilities of the robot.
However, combine the flexibility of the robot with linear motion technology, in the form of tracks or gantry systems, and this creates a new range of possibilities for automation specialists, system builders and end-users.
In this article, Will Bourn of Güdel UK explains how this clever combination allows robot working ranges to be expanded in both the horizontal and vertical plane – taking robot working envelopes to new heights.
Read the full article in the November issue of DPA
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