The new modular Apiro motion system from igus can assist design engineers in developing low-cost automation systems. It consists of three lubrication-free worm gears to provide standard, inverted and linear movements, and these can be connected either in series or parallel and configured to perform in applications ranging from straightforward linear motion to more complex robotic tasks.
The worm gears of the Apiro series are made of tribopolymers which are both lubrication and corrosion free, as well as being chemical resistant. These engineering plastics provide a high degree of stability, are light in weight and help to provide a long and maintenance-free service life.
Apiro is available with three different gear ratios (1:4, 1:32 and 1:64), and can be specified with a range of associated complementary products including mounting brackets, profiles, chainflex cables, motor kit with dryve D1 controller and assembly tools. The new video illustrates typical areas of Apiro application, from opening a greenhouse roof vent or a roller door to a cartesian pick-and-place machine. It can be viewed at youtu.be/gXHGNKkrbhs, and additional information about the Apiro motion system can be found at www.igus.co.uk.