robot FLASH from Wroclaw University of technology (Poland)

Martin Raak | 28. September 2015

The team of Jan Kedzierski (Ph.D.) from Wroclaw University of technology now presents their NEW generation of the autonomous robot FLASH. It is (again) equipped with 2 pcs. 5 DOF robolink wire driven joint arms. They developpped their own drive technology for this robot based on DC/BLDC motors as an open source project. It will […]


Ini switch for robolink D

Martin Raak | 11. September 2015

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 […]


robolink D test area

Martin Raak | 28. August 2015

we do several lifetime and performance tests with our robolink D joints. Until July, main topics were material and geometry optimisations for the gear and bearing components. Nowadays, we do lifetime tests for different joint types at different loads and speeds. The attached film shows or test unit with currently 9 test places, it will […]


RL-D different versions, pricing

Martin Raak | 18. August 2015

We have defined 3 different quality standards for our robolink D joints and I want to explain the background of this issue. The 3 qualities are: “low cost”, “standard”, “high end” The main performance differences are stiffness, friction, precision (reverse play) and on the other hand cost. For size -20 and -30, the price difference between […]


robolink® dummy with pneumatic muscles

Martin Raak | 2. June 2015

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. […]