igus is introducing a range of gantries built on its drylin E linear axis system. From simple linear systems to complex, three-dimensional automation, measurement and positioning applications, the drylin E gantries utilise proven tribo technology, which means that all systems feature low-friction sliding, self-lubricating linear components and therefore require no additional maintenance. Standard items can be delivered from stock in 24 hours.
Rob Dumayne, a director at igus, says: "The mechanical engineering sector and its suppliers face major global challenges. As competition intensifies further and price pressures increase, demand for local production is becoming greater. We offer competitive, system solutions that automate tasks, which enables faster production capabilities."
Used to implement three-dimensional applications, the drylin E room gantry (XYZ) is based on a flat gantry system with a single vertical axis. The room gantry has a working space of 500x500x100mm and can carry payloads of up to 2.5kg. With an accuracy of up to 0.1mm and speeds of up to 0.5m/s, the room gantry is suitable for general pick-and-place applications, including those found in the medical and microelectronics industries where specific placement and careful handling is essential.
drylin E flat gantries (XY) have a working space of 300x300mm and can lift loads up to 10kg. Speeds of up to 3m/s can be reached, depending on the applied load with an accuracy of 0.5mm. As with the flat gantries, the drylin E line gantries (XZ) can carry the same payloads but with a working space of 500x100mm, and speeds up to 1m/s with 0.2mm accuracy.
With the limit switch assembly housed within a T-slot, the complete length of the gantry's profile can be used, enhancing its capabilities. Standard drylin E gantry sizes are available for delivery within 24 hours, while custom gantries can be configured and ordered online for delivery within three to five days. Starting prices for standard products are:
- drylin E line gantry: £999
- drylin E flat gantry: £1099
- drylin E room gantry: £1899
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