The robotic industry is booming: Whether in industry or entertainment, as a household aid or to assist persons in need of care – the global industry association International Federation of Robotics (IFR) forecasts extremely strong growth worldwide in every area of robotics leading up to 2019. In the race to automate the manufacturing sectors, the European Union occupies the leading spot, with Germany ahead of the pack by a wide margin: In no other EU country so many industrial robots are in use as in Germany. Technology trends are human-machine collaboration without external protective barriers, lightweight robots and modular robotic systems.
Digitization, automation, and robotics are key issues in mechanical and plant engineering. From the autonomous lawn-mower to the articulated robot in the operating room: In addition to sophisticated software, every robot runs on high-precision hardware – and that starts with the smallest toothed gear. With Klingelnberg system solutions for cylindrical and bevel gears, the right “mechanical backbone” for every robot type can be built in the smaller diameter ranges.