The 2nd award-winning design

Martin Raak | 14. November 2011

After the single joint won an award in 2010, the compact robolink drive unit also received the renowned iF Design Award.   Award-winning igus® designs


Articulated arm with igus® drive unit

Martin Raak | 2. November 2011

Politecnico di Torino uses a robolink 4-axis arm with drive unit and angle sensors and executes movements with “voice control”. Movement with voice control


Trade fair novelty Motek 2011: 5-axis robot arm with drive unit NEMA23

Martin Raak | 21. October 2011

At the Motek’11 in Stuttgart, a rotary joint was presented, which extends the operating range of the existing double-jointed arm. The new rotary joint can turn +/-90° and is intended as first axis in an articulated arm. The arm is equipped with a single-piece pneumatic gripper made of PA2200 as a prototype. The entire moving […]


robolink passes function test in rough vacuum (TU Munich)

Martin Raak | 20. October 2011

Technical University of Munich, Department of Aerospace Engineering – LRT – tests the joint in rough vacuum and certifies full functionality. Experimental conditions according to the attached certificate, test set-up documented in the film. Anwender_Info_TUM_LRT_komplett_EN.pdf  


robolink double articulated arm – speed test

Martin Raak | 23. September 2011

The high speeds of the robolink joint are tested with this testing system. The four degrees of freedom of the double joint are accelerated to an angular velocity of 150°/s. The average speed of the mounted weight (560 g) is thereby 1.05 m/s.