Robots-Weblog | Igus expands its portfolio across the ReBeL with a humanoid hand made from lubrication-free high-performance plastics


Cologne, November 14, 2023 – Robots have turn out to be an integral a part of business and are more and more discovering their means into small and medium-sized corporations within the type of cobots, such because the ReBeL. They type, choose and transfer with the assistance of cameras, vacuum cleaners and gripping techniques. So as to have the ability to tackle humanoid duties, igus has now developed a finger gripper for the ReBeL cobot. It’s made completely of lubrication-free plastics, so it is extremely cost-effective and simple to combine.

With the ReBeL, igus has launched a compact and light-weight cobot available on the market that makes it doable to enter robotics at low price. This makes it significantly appropriate for meeting duties, high quality inspections and within the service sector.  To ensure that the robotic to essentially work, grippers and suction cups are needed. For this objective, igus presents a wide array of appropriate finish effectors from numerous producers on {the marketplace} „For the reason that ReBeL may be very mild and reasonably priced with its personal weight of round 8 kilograms and a value beginning at 3,970 euros, it’s extensively utilized in humanoid functions. For that reason, we acquired various buyer inquiries for a robotic hand that may be simply linked to the ReBeL through plug-and-play,“ explains Alexander Mühlens, Head of the Low Price Automation enterprise unit at igus GmbH. For that reason, igus has now developed a very cost-effective ReBeL finger gripper, which is obtainable for as little as 1,840 euros. The humanoid hand is suitable with all ReBeL fashions. It’s managed through DIO on the Software Heart Level, which permits for simple integration and suppleness in numerous functions. The particular function of the finger gripper is that it may imitate human hand actions. „With the brand new low-cost hand, the ReBeL can tackle a variety of easy humanoid duties and functions. We’re pondering of the world of analysis and improvement at universities, however duties in gastronomy or within the leisure business are additionally conceivable,“ says Alexander Mühlens.

Excessive-performance plastics guarantee exact actions
All parts, together with the flange, cables and management, come straight from igus in Cologne. On this means, the shopper receives a one hundred pc suitable resolution. The low value is because of the lubrication-free high-performance plastics. The plain bearings within the joints made from iglidur polymers will not be solely cost-effective and lubrication-free, but in addition allow easy and exact actions of the person fingers. In depth testing within the in-house 3,800 sq. meter laboratory ensures the longevity of the humanoid hand. They’re extraordinarily versatile and may be managed through numerous interfaces, together with USB, TTL (5 V) serial and inside scripting. Along with the finger gripper, igus presents different merchandise for the ReBeL Atmosphere. These embody, for instance, fireproof hearth safety hoods, a seventh axis, gripper units, adapter plate units, power provide techniques, a completed workstation and connection cables.