CASTOR.PL integrates robolink D in your application

Our polish customer CASTOR has shown their automation solution with our robolink D 5DOF joint arm at Automaticon show in Warszawa. Castor uses B&R control components and is able to solve YOUR application with their engineering. Communication via iPad is a possible option. For further information, please contact

Control solution by commonplace robotics

Company Commonplace robotics from GER shows a quick and simple control solution for our modular joint kit. It consists of a set of electronics (incl. stepper motor drivers) and a WINDOWS software package.

More details can not yet be announced, as this is a brand new solution, but we will check more facts within the next weeks. The product is available at Commonplace robotics GmbH:



Ini switch for robolink D

We control the position of our RL-D joints by using the motor encoder (of our igus stepper motors). In order to define a reference point (or ZERO position), an additional inductive initiator switch (=Ini) can be installed on the joint as an option. The spec. of the Ini switch is given below, it is the same part that igus uses for drylin products. The inductive swich needs a steel part as trigger, we install a set pin in the moving part of our PRT inner ring.

The installation finally looks like this:


robolink® dummy with pneumatic muscles

I want to present a very ambitious project from our customer the automotive research and test centre CARISSMA, TH Ingolstadt. Project leader Igor Doric and his team had the goal to build a humanoid pedestrian dummy for autonomous emergency braking tests with vehicles.

This dummy shall not contain any metallic parts, especially no electric motors. Their concept is to use pneumatic muscles in combination with our wire driven robolink joints in order to achieve dynamic human-like movements. The dummy has 21 degrees of freedom for the motion of his head, arms and legs and weights less than 21kg! The dummy is carried by a 6D motion system (product name “M=6D target mover” developed by the project partner company MESSRING, 6D represents 3 translational and 3 rotational degrees of freedom -> forward/backward, left/right, up/down, pitch, roll and yaw. All control parts and algorithms are developed by the TARGET team itself.

The video shows the movement of the dummy.

For more detailed informations please contact Igor Doric. (=>

meeting Igor Doric at the “safety week” in Aschaffenburg

“cheap control components” with robolink Rastaman

Our team has renovated an older demo unit with current robolink joints. This torso contains a 5 DOF joint arm with a 5 DOF hand and a shaking head actuated by a robolink D joint. Here we use stepper motor controllers by LEADSHINE and all encoder feedbacks and programming is placed on the AtMega Crumb 2560. The programming is in C++. Please contact us if you desire further informations on this: