From industrial automation to robotics, there is a rising demand for motion systems offering greater design simplicity. This trend is being driven by a lack of time and resources, rather than a lack of technical expertise. Some engineers simply require high-performance components, while others need whole systems.
Many industrial products experience supply crunches now and again. Linear guides are a prime example. Anyone who has ordered these crucial motion components over the years knows that delivery times periodically spiral out of control, increasing from weeks to many months.
Designing high-speed automated material handling and pick and place systems that incorporate six-axis robots presents engineers with two challenges: enabling bidirectional robotic travel while also ensuring the safety of nearby workers. In many robotic systems, the designer positions a rail between three different stages: the robot operation area, an intermediate section where the rail is completely closed and the human loading area. That creates the possibility of a protruding rail that may interfere with the robot or human.
Look inside a CNC machine, and you’ll find sophisticated recirculating ball linear bearings performing the mission-critical motion tasks.
When it comes to the retail store environment, products don’t sell themselves. In order to maximize sales, you need attractive, functional display fixtures that present your goods front-and-center to the customer. That means supporting components like drawer slides must be inconspicuous so that they don’t divert the customer’s attention from the merchandise. And because retail space is precious, drawers cannot extend too far from the display despite the need to cantilever sometimes heavy loads.
As robots become a mainstay in the manufacturing world, they are increasingly making room for cobots. Designed to work alongside humans, collaborative industrial robots (cobots) have become an attractive option for manufacturers, performing semi-automated tasks.
Rollon Corporation now manufactures linear actuators capable of providing a seventh axis of motion to anthropomorphic six-axis robotic arms with a curb weight of up to five-thousand pounds! Seventh-Axis systems — part of our Actuator Line Series — offer a host of customizable features to meet the most demanding automation needs. Seventh-Axis systems incorporate a rack-and-pinion guided shuttle to traverse our linear extrusions for any required travel distance.
Cartesian robots are a particularly attractive automation option for manufacturers with pick-and-place type processes. Their highly precise motion boosts production efficiency, making them a natural choice for plant managers looking to cut waste. These robots let users concentrate their efforts on value-added processes that help the organization meet lean manufacturing goals.
As you probably know, telescopic rails are an essential component for carrying high loads at full extension in applications such as industrial warehouses and medical imaging systems. At Rollon, we offer several robust options with hardened raceways that minimize deflection under heavy loads.
Designed for effective linear movement in a wide range of applications such as the loading and unloading systems of machine tools and long assembly lines, our compact telescopic actuator reduces lead times and minimizes stress on mechanical components.
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