robolink service updated in the WWW

Martin Raak | 17. August 2012

For the Hannover Messe in April we brought out a new catalog. Finally, the service has been updated accordingly in the Internet. In the SHOP you will find all individual joints and systems with prices for easy online ordering. At SUPPORT&SERVICE there is the updated data sheet and the current pdf catalog. Besides, online from […]


Humanoid torso with robolink (Malte Ahlers)

Martin Raak | 9. August 2012

Malte Ahlers is a robolink “beta tester” of the first hour. In 2010 he received the first joints and later additional components from us and with them he mechanically built this torso. Besides, he builds his own control modules and partially modifies our components to such an extent that even we ourselves are surprised what all […]


Technical specification for 31 articulated arm options

Martin Raak | 7. August 2012

There are 4 kinds of joints offered by igus® which can be combined to form articulated arms. A pure pivot joint and a pure rotary joint (1 DOF), as well as the original multiple-axis joint for rotating and pivoting (2 DOF) – available in symmetrical (+/-90°) and asymmetrical (+130°/-50°) versions. The combination produces altogether 31 […]


Components for the wire feedthrough in a robolink joint

Martin Raak | 4. July 2012

How are the wires fed through in a lower joint? This feedthrough is important to make the movements of the joints independent of each other. For this purpose a Bowden cable system is used, in which 4 draw wires are routed in parallel (Picture 1). The components are shown here to guarantee this feedthrough. A […]


Customer application: Pick+Place at the AUTOMATICA in Munich (Fraunhofer IFF)

Martin Raak | 11. June 2012

Roland Beherens and his team at the Fraunhofer Institut IFF (Factory operation and automation) in Magdeburg are using a robolink articulated arm with 4 degrees of freedom (custom design) in such a way that camera assisted sorting tasks can be performed automatically. The system uses SCHUNK drives, an adaptive gripper by FESTO and an in-house […]