There are few things that can really spark a child’s imagination the way that robots can—from R2D2 to the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. That’s where National Robotics Week comes in. Running from April 3 through April 11, the mission of the observance week is to inspire students to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields, including careers in robotics. We proudly support this goal and will continue to celebrate National Robotics Week as we manufacture belts that propel the industry forward.
Accuracy and Repeatability
The success of the robotics field is based on the ability to provide actions that are both highly accurate and consistently repeatable. That description perfectly sums up all of our non-stretchable, stainless steel products, but especially our drive tapes and timing belts which are able to perform with near-zero backlash, both of which have been implemented in the following:
- Robotic arms
- Carriage positioning
- 3D printers
- LCD production
- Optical element drives
Precision on the “Mooove”
At Belt Technologies, we can work with you to develop a unique solution for your robotics application. We were previously approached by a company producing automated robotic equipment for the dairy industry. The customer’s equipment included a robotic arm that controlled milking attachments designed to attach to a cow’s udder.
A metal band on the arm was experiencing a high rate of failure due to poor attachment points and a high level of torque. Our engineers worked with the customer to remove the high bending loads and extend the lifespan of the belt.
How Can We Help You?
Belt Technologies’ drive tapes also empower a large number of robotic applications in the medical, semiconductor and industrial fields. Our stainless steel drive tapes and timing belts can also meet the demanding needs of your application, and, if necessary, many of our engineers have the knowledge and experience to help with your customized design. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your robotics or automation system. And remember, during National Robotics Week, we’re recognizing the amazing work that continues to be done in this quickly growing industry, and we’re proud of the part we’ve been able to play to help it move forward. We hope our solutions help to inspire future engineers into STEM careers, including robotics.