robolink NEWS 2018 (Hannover Show – HMI)

Visit us at Hannover Show 2018 (23.4.-27.4.) in Hall 16 opposite from the “big” igus booth. We will present 3 main new product ranges, our news-flyer and new robolink catalogue can be downloaded from this post:

  • robolink DCi: the robolink Standard Joint arms with INTEGRATED CPR control in 2 Versions (4 or 5 DOF),
  • robolink apiro: a new Joint concept with more modularity as before (shown as protype units in operation)
  • robolink rebel: something totally different from our standards, different motors, integrated electronics, but still: motion?plastcs! (shown as prototypes / design study), this development also is a cooperation with our Partner Commonplace Robotics:


NEWS Flyer as pdf:  07_EN-DE_HMI04-18_robolink_screen

NEW catalogue (ENG) as pdf: EN_robolink_2018_RZ_Neu

NEW catalogue (DEU) as pdf: DE_robolink_2018_RZ_Neu



FAKUMA 2017, Automation unit at Dr Boy booth

At the FAKUMA trade show, our supplier and partner DR. BOY ( presented an injection moulding process. The automated handling of the products is operated by a 4 DOF robolink joint arm RL-D-RBT-5532-BC (igus standard product) together with a CPR control unit (

customer application ALBIS PLASTIC at FAKUMA 2017

ALBIS is an igus customer and supplier:

At FAKUMA fair, they presented a very nice “demo plastic factory”, using our 4 DOF robolink arm RL-D-RBT-3322-BC as manipulator. The complete project has been realised by the training workshop at Albis (“AZUBI” project). Very nice demonstration!

NEW robolink “gantry” unit 5+1

in older posts, I presented our current solution for pick+place of e-chain parts. Cycle time of 5-6 sec/pick is the most critical issue (we can not operate much faster due to missing stiffness of the igus arm). We now solve this issue by using our arms on drylin rails, in addition we use 2 units to feed one mounting unit.

Result: reduction of cycle time!

We expect a final cycle time of 2,5 sec with this “5+1” unit (or better 2x(5+1): 2 drylin carriages and 2 pcs roboolink arms with 5 DOF). We will present the new mounting unit in operation at SPS show in Nürnberg by the end of NOV. Sales price for total 12 DOF unit will be BELOW 10.000,- € (detailed pricing will be announced at SPS show). We use BECKHOFF control parts here.

Video of first test runs….