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Motion plastics for the service robotics industry

Service robots are machines that make everyday life easier and fulfil services. With semi or fully automatic function, they care for the well-being of humans. A distinction is made between service robots for private use and robots for professional service. All types of technically sophisticated robots are in use worldwide. They mainly consist of vacuum cleaners, floor mops and lawn mowers for households. The humanoid robots, who, for example, already do routine work in the healthcare sector without any problems, are now being utilised in the most diverse industrial sectors. Robotics play an increasingly important role in Industry 4.0. For this reason, the requirements for components installed in service robots are high in order to process information quickly and perform tasks reliably. The motion plastics manufacturer igus has the right solution for a wide variety of service robotics applications. Whether fail-safe chainflex cables for movement or self-lubricating and maintenance-free drytech components, igus ensures the optimum automation of your robot.  Service robotics are available as:  Cleaning robots, Robotic lawn mower, Vacuum cleaner robot, Window cleaner robot, Photovoltaic cleaning robots, Monitoring robots, Drones, Robots for bomb diffusion, Robots in care facilities, Robots in surgery rooms, and many others.  igus® products are already in use in many of these service robots. Click here to see several examples of already implemented customer applications.

Strain wave gears & robotic parts

Strain wave gears & robotic parts

▲ Tech up

  • Improved generation: 50% higher efficiency
  • Very light due to igus high-performance polymers

▼ Cost down
  • Cost-effective due to use of polymer
  • Quick and easy adaption as axis 5
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robot control

Robot Control software & hardware

▲ Tech up

  • First robotics control software by igus
  • Programming and integration of robots for everyone

▼ Cost down
  • Try our programming software for free online before purchase
  • Digital Twin feature
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isense carriage

Linear carriage with LED display

▲ Tech up

  • Linear carriage with function check at the push of a button
  • Wear sensor directly integrated in the liner

▼ Cost down
  • Direct use without integration in local IT environment
  • Liners for bearing replacement can be ordered as a set
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igus products used for service robotics

igubal spherical bearings & rod ends

rod end
  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than metal spherical bearings
  • 80% lighter than metallic alternatives
  • Self-lubricating and therefore low-maintenance
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iglide plain bearings

  • Plain bearing within mountable housing unit
  • Always self-lubricating & grease free
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Can handle medium to high loads
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chainflex® robot cables

robot cable
  • For torsional movement in complex applications
  • Meets high mechanical requirements
  • Withstands millions of bending cycles
  • Extended service life
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH