Robots are an indispensable part of industry.
They take over dangerous as well as monotonous tasks and ensure the profitability of large players and family businesses. Above all, low-cost solutions are becoming increasingly popular in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises.
The robots can easily handle simple tasks that do not require high precision and can operate 24/7. Employees can be used for more meaningful tasks and the company can withstand the competition.
Global automation specialists igus have launched a special award to reward companies producing innovative low-cost robotics in the mid-sized sector. The ROIBOT award honours smart uses of cost-effective robotics.
Exciting applications wanted
This year, igus is searching worldwide for existing Low Cost Robotics applications, which have led to a quick return on investment (ROI).
The robolink articulated arm robots, drylin delta robots and Cartesian robots – the so-called linear robots – from igus can be used. An expert jury consisting of members from research, specialist press and manufacturers will evaluate the concepts.
Courage, refinement and the idea of optimisation will lead to a high evaluation. The winner will receive prize money of €5,000 (A$8,500), second place will receive €2,500 (A$4250) and third place will receive €1,000 (A$1700).
But hurry, the deadline for submissions is March 15.
The prize will be awarded by igus at the 2020 automatica in Munich, the leading trade show for intelligent automation and robotics.
The winners will receive a personal invitation including accommodation.
Participants can register on the website www.igus.eu/roibot.
Treotham Automation Pty Ltd
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