Güdel Catalog App Debuts on Apple iTunes Store

Systems integrators and those who use apps developed specifically for the iPad need only search under the name GCZ Catalog.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. Güdel now offers its entire catalog of linear motion components, tracks and gantries as a free app from the Apple iTunes Store. Systems integrators and those who use apps developed specifically for the iPad need only search under the name GCZ Catalog.


Güdel linear motion technology is used in traditional and leading-edge applications for robots and automation, especially in the manufacturing sector, transportation and automotive industry, energy supply, logistics and warehousing.

"Automation workers and systems integrators routinely turn to online resources," said Joe Campbell, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Güdel Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "GCZ Catalog is on Apple iTunes so anyone with an iPad who builds and specifies automation has easy access to the latest generation of linear motion technology."

Güdel has manufacturing and service locations around the globe so the app includes several language options. It is available in English with translations in German, Spanish, Dutch, French and Russian. There are specifications, drawings and photo galleries to guide the user toward practical, ready-to-use information.

"Güdel is internationally known for robust and reliable components like racks, pinions and gearboxes as well as complete modular systems. In fact, Güdel is the only track manufacturer that is vertically integrated from linear motion technology through the final track product," said Campbell. "Güdel has been doing linear motion for generations, and this app is a modern convenience for everyone in automation, especially innovative minded systems integrators and OEMs."

The GCZ Catalog app on Apple iTunes is one of several online resources offered by Güdel. The Güdel website offers a unique "Robot Sizing Tool" to help engineers select the right robot for a specific gantry or Trackmotion. Virtually all robot brands are supported by Güdel and the robot sizing tool is updated constantly for new models. Users can also access CAD drawings and the Güdel catalog from www.gudel.com/us.

About Güdel Inc.
Güdel Inc. is the US subsidiary of Güdel Group, a global manufacturer of robotic automation products, systems and services for welding and metal fabrication. Güdel supplies linear motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots and components to OEMs, systems integrators and machine builders serving the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial and power generation industries. Güdel Inc. is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with 45,000 square feet in dedicated manufacturing space, providing North American customers with engineering, design, production, and, customer service support.

Güdel Inc also operates a satellite engineering office in Troy, MI.

Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.