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



NEW Application for robolink in low cost sorting

Our customer PROFACTOR from Austria ( has shown a new low cost sorting solution at MOTEK show in Stuttgart. They use our robolink joint arm RL-DQ-RBT-5532S for this task. The arm uses a CPR control unit (

For further questions about the complete solution please contact Mr. Helmut Nöhmayer from PROFACTOR (

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….

HMI interview with Martin Raak (product manager)

As the international product manager for RL at igus I have started this blog ~5 years ago and I use it as a platform to share our experiences and NEWS with most current data (download links for STEP data, datasheets and videos in most entries). Please find today an interview statement from me about our latest HMI presentation. This might be the most comfortable way for you to get an impression of our latest developments. In my next entry I will also present our new “roboolink design tool” which is now online!

Find out more on our low cost robotics page, which includes inspiration in the form of application examples.