robolink DC at HMI – igus factory automation

Hannover show (HMI) was a great succes for igus and robolink department especiallly! New records in numbers everywhere. I will share new informations within the next days and weeks (videos, data sheeets, STEP data, …). Starting today with a video of our igus “factory automation unit” how we showed it on the booth. It shows a real application in our factory in cologne, e-chain parts are placed for automatic assembly with a robolink joint arm (RL-D-RBT-5532S-BC with 5 DOF) plus a drylin linear system for adjustment (rotation).

The 2nd video comes from a neighbour booth, company RUBICON AUTOMATION, they show a belt system plus automation with robolink 5 DOF “smalll arm” (RL-D-RBT-3322S-AC).

igus factory automation for e-chains with robolink

RUBICON booth at HMI show

NEW catalogue and RL news for Hannover trade show

for this year’s HMI trade show (24.-28.4.17 in Hannover) we focussed on these topics:

  • NEW catalogue with price reduction for single joints (prices are shown in the catalogue, page 8-11),
  • NEW standard configurations for joint arms (RL-DC and RL-DQ), shown on page 46-47 in the new catalogue,
  • NEW output encoders as an option for all RL-D joints, they may replace the motor encoder AND the Ini switch. => prices for RL-DC and RL-DQ joint arms with the new output encoder are lower than the normal motor encoders / Ini options.

DOWNLOAD the new catalogue as a pdf file here  (german version, ENG will follow soon)


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

robolink at MOTEK, 4 DOF, new documents

At this year’s MOTEK show in Stuttgart (GER) we will show the possibility to build 4 DOF robot arms with our motorized joints. 2 films at the end of this entry show 2 possible concepts:

1) “small” version with 4 joints size 30 – 30 -20 – 20, built with igus DC motors. No programming possible, just a joystick control.

2) “big” version with 4 joints size 50 – 50 – 30 – 20, built with igus stepper motors and a robolink gripper.

Please be aware that both arms are no sales products. They are examples of how a joint arm could look like. The connection parts are made of folded metal sheet parts. Please contact me for further questions in this issue (

Also attached our new catalogue (this version in GER with more RL-D infos and german list prices). Eng. version will follow soon.

LINK:  de_robolink_08-2015 (3.80 mb)

And additionally 2 updated versions of tech. data sheets for symmetrical joints (version 101 with 2 PRT) and asymmetrical joints (version 102 with 1 PRT)

LINK: tech-data-rl-d-101_d-eng_15_11 (171.03 kb)

LINK: tech-data-rl-d-102-_d-eng_16_01 (162.11 kb)