Where are igus gantries used?
Vishaka Upreti | 15 April 2021
igus® gantries are used in countless different applications and industries, from underwater camera rigs to industrial laundry services, picking and distributing clothing. The opportunities are endless when it comes to igus gantries: whether an application requires high speed, high accuracy or high loads, the solution will be found using the igus gantries options.
Which gantry should be used and where?
Flat gantries (also known as surface gantries) are suitable for predefined surfaces such as in measuring or repetitive marking tasks. The benefits of this type of gantry are that it features not only easy installation with its kit-form, modular design but also a proximity switch mounting which can be applied at any point across the length of the section.
Meanwhile, room or linear gantries are suitable for three-dimensional applications, and are best for assembling technologies and other simple small-part handling tasks. The benefits of using this gantry is for the unified source feature, where all control originates at the same location and its ready-to-use kit design means the modules can be easily assembled and installed.
Last but not least, line gantries are for tasks on vertical working planes, such as for sorting systems in medical technologies or for picking and placing tasks in warehouses. Some benefits of these include speed and accuracy. With just two axes, this is ideal for fast and long-travel applications too.
Each of the gantries are made up of at least 2 axes and are designed from the top down so that the solution is best for the application.