Low-Cost Automation Coming to Hannover Messe

March 27, 2023
At the press preview event, igus highlighted its Robotic embedded-BDLC & electronics Link (ReBeL) robot and plastic lube-free gears.

At the event, igus was previewing its ReBel six-axis cobot and its lubricant-free gears. According to Alexander Mühlens, head of Low-Cost Automation at igus, all a company needs to implement the cobot is a power supply and the freeware. The cobot has a 2 kg payload and a maximum reach of 600 mm. 

The ReBel’s motion plastics are also made of high-performance polymers that don’t require lubrication, resulting in lower cost automation for smaller companies or companies that don’t want to invest in expensive automation tools up front. 

To learn more about the igus lube-free motion plastics, watch this Machine Design video.

Visit Machine Design's Hannover Messe hub for more event coverage.

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Marie McBurnett | Senior Editor, Machine Design

Marie McBurnett is senior editor for Machine Design, covering robotics, 3D printing and design software.

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