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NEW robolink® “gantry” unit 5+1

Martin Raak | 5. October 2017

in older posts, I presented our current solution for pick+place of e-chain parts. Cycle time of 5-6 sec/pick is the most critical issue (we can not operate much faster due to missing stiffness of the igus arm). We now solve this issue by using our arms on drylin rails, in addition we use 2 units to […]


Output Encoder for RL-D / RL-S

Martin Raak | 29. June 2017

We supply 2 options of encoders for our joints / joint arms. Option 1 (our Standard before HMI 2017): Motorencoder plus Ini switch for 0-point reference on the joint output (PRT bearing) Option 2): Output encoder on the PRT bearing of the joint. This is our own development, we use a magnetic ring plus Encoderchip […]


strain wave gear (RL-S) vs. cycloid gear (RL-C)

Martin Raak | 28. June 2017

The strain wave gear is available as a product in the size RL-S-17 and RL-S-20. RL-S-30 is a prototype and still in development. The cyclo gear can be an alternative in future and is not available as a product yet. The sizes 17 and 20 are currently in development. Both types of gears contain a coaxial […]


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. […]