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Frequently asked questions about igus® gantries

An igus® gantry is a linear robot: available as a flat, line, or room gantry and are all available straight from the igus® stock. In this way, our customers can order bespoke designs for a whole host of automated tasks and in a multitude of industries. In addition to all the required mechanical components, these gantries are supplied with the igus® drylin® linear modules along with a NEMA stepper motors for each axis.

Why not?
While most robots are available as full and ready-to-install machines, the igus® robots are available in modular forms ready to be built up and made bespoke to the application as well as systems ready to be added to a production line or work space.

Our gantries can reach up to 3 metres on the X and Y axis in a single application. The specification can vary between applications so please contact us to find out more.

Our gantries use stepper motors or BLDC motors – every application determines its most suitable motors.

The repeatable accuracy is 0.2mm.

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The achievable speed is 1.0m/s.

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Robots can be used for a huge variety of tasks and in many different industries. Industrial robots are used in great car factories for installing large parts such as windscreens, and small, high-precision robots are used in the medical sector for delicate operations such as on the eye. In between, we can see robotic processes happening all around us, from automatic doors on buildings to automatic coffee dispensers.

At igus®, we produce a variety of gantry systems, including: line gantry, flat gantry and room gantry. Although each type is suited to a particular type of application, be it vertical, high speed, or high precision, we can create the best solution for you.

The modular design of all of our gantries ensures a bespoke solution for each application, as well as options for harnessing them with motors, cables, and cable management systems of your requirement. Get in touch with the Low Cost Automation expert, Adam Sanjurgo, asanjurgo@igus.co.uk today and we will help you solve your linear issues!

Thanks to their modularity, igus® gantries can be purchased in ready-to-build kit form.

We have current applications and ongoing projects within multiple industries, such as: pharmaceutical, food and beverage, automotive, aerospace, medical, packaging. The possibilities are endless!