Robolink has been awarded by the “iF Forum Design GmbH” in the category “industrial design”. The iF awards are given particularly to innovative and visually appealing products. As one of the oldest competitions, the iF award is an internationally recognized design award.
Award-winning igus® designs
angular sensor Due to the integrated angular sensors, an arm can also be used directly as “teach-in” arm. Read-out angle information can be saved and called up or even directly transformed into movements (see film). Currently the sensor technology is advanced for series production.
Development partner EvoLogics GmbH is a specialist for bionic inventions (the Fin Ray Effect®, among others). The ideas for the actuation of the joints through “sinews” and the entailing decoupling of the moving masses of the drive technology (bionic model: the foot of a crane. Muscles in the bird’s body move the toes of the animal via sinews, the leg is extremely long, thin and therefore light).
Evologics plant: the torso.
Each arm has 7 degrees of freedom, 4 of them in the respective 2 robolink joints. Each arm is driven by 7 DC motors; they are stationary in the “breast area”.
Due to the decoupling of the drives from the moving arms, each arm only weighs a little over 1 kg. Load capacity per arm is also 1 kg with very high dynamics (see film). Result: a load to dead weight ratio of 1:1 becomes possible!
The robolink highlights at the Hannover Messe 2010 – round tour through the stand and presentation of novelties.
Our beta tester special offer has been running since the end of December. So far approx. 30 customers have been sent samples and approx. 20 customer-specific tests are running. More samples are being produced to keep up with the demand.
Applications areas / industries:
research centers (Fraunhofer, DLR, international universities), robot builders (service, maintenance, handling), camera work, antenna alignment, medical technology, rehab, orthotics, industrial handling systems.
Provisional datasheet (German / English) to download (PDF)