Seven-axis articulated arm robots are a perfect option for operations looking to perform automated tasks with optimal speed, efficiency and productivity. Despite the undeniable advantages that adding a seven-axis system offers, system maintenance presents challenges that can cut into those benefits. For example, lubricating the rack and pinion systems, as well as the linear guides that drive and support a seventh axis, involves a significant amount of maintenance time. In addition, the linear guides and rack and pinion have different lubrication rates that can possibly lead to over- and under-lubricating components when performed manually.
Fortunately, multipoint automatic lubrication systems can ease these burdens and limit the associated downtime of maintaining seven-axis systems. And, automatic relubrication systems can be easy to install. Learn how we adapted an automatic relubrication system with standard components to create a complete, multipoint assembly that installs easily onto a seven-axis robot.