design principle

robolink designer: design your robot online

Martin Raak | 29. August 2017

with our new robolink design tool, you can design your individual robot and operate it easily. NEW feature: you can see the max. payload and reach directly, depending on your design! Attached is a little instruction how to make use of this (we need your confirmation of exclusion of liability before it is available – sorry). LINK […]


how to change worm wheels (video)

Martin Raak | 7. March 2017

the main differences between our gears and standard metal gears are: ours are lubrication free (no grease, no oil) and very lightweight due to plastic and aluminium parts instead of steel, brass or bronze (=standard design). The same is valid for the bearings we use on the output (igus PRT = polymer round tables). This […]


how to build a robolink arm (videos)

Martin Raak | 3. March 2017

we supply either components (joints, motors, cables,…) or complete electro-mechanical joint arms. compared to industrial robots, the composition of a robolink joint arm is quite easy and can be reproduced by “everybody”. We show the composition of a 5 DOF joint arm in 3 single video clips: assembly of joints, “motorkits” and “Inikits” (for 0-point reference), […]


more robolink D informations (HMI interviews)

Martin Raak | 27. April 2015

I would like to share 2 interviews “live” from Hannover trade Show. They might explain more about our ideas and the product robolink D Joint kit. The first is in “English” (=germanenglish) and the second in german. please find some more written informations below. in german: I want to explain the basic idea of our […]


NEW robolink info brochure

Martin Raak | 18. September 2014

This new 16 page brochure tells the story and current state of the robolink development at igus. It contains some technical informations and describes the possibilities of our joint kit system, it is not a replacement of our catalogue, that you can still find in the “Support & service” section. EN_robolink-Info_web.pdf (1.11 mb)