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Smart and inexpensive – ReBel®, the igus cobot for automation … now with smart plastics technology

Richard Habering | 21. September 2022

Effective immediately, igus offers the ReBeL service robot – also as a smart version. At €4,970 and only around 8 kilogrammes, the plug-and-play variant is one of the lightest cobots on the market.


How does the 7th axis extend the range of a welding cobot?

Adriana Glazer | 23. September 2021

Robot workspace
Robot axes
Automated welding


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Six advantages of automation for SMEs

Adriana Glazer | 24. June 2021

Although robotics and automation have many advantages for employees, production processes and customers, they are still viewed critically, especially by SMEs. Breaking into automation, especially for those with little affinity for IT, often involves high investment and great effort. But robot manufacturers are increasingly focusing on cost-effective alternatives that are as user-friendly and as easy to program as possible.


Sustainable production with robotics – the technology of the future?

Adriana Glazer | 18. June 2021

For years, robots have been considered drivers of productivity and efficiency. With the latest technologies and robot types, the degree of automation in the manufacturing industry is continuously increasing. Industrial robot support allows complex, tiresome, and dangerous work to be automated and performed quickly. The tasks range from vacuum cleaning robots to bomb defusers. In […]


Blockchain, AI and robots – how do they fit together?

Adriana Glazer | 1. June 2021

The combination of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies can make swarm robotics, i.e. autonomous vehicle fleets but also drone technology, more efficient and safer. The biggest game changers of our time could be the technologies of artificial intelligence, innovations in robotics and public databases such as the blockchain. In this article, we take a closer […]