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 […]


New data sheets for RL-D joints

Martin Raak | 10. March 2017

we run regular lifetime tests with our gears in our lab. Based on these tests, we did some inside changes in our gears, most important is the change of gear geometry and gear pulley material during the last months (from iglidur J to iglidur A 180). By this, we improved lifetime and friction (efficiency) in the […]


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 […]


robot FLASH from Wroclaw University of technology (Poland)

Martin Raak | 28. September 2015

The team of Jan Kedzierski (Ph.D.) from Wroclaw University of technology now presents their NEW generation of the autonomous robot FLASH. It is (again) equipped with 2 pcs. 5 DOF robolink wire driven joint arms. They developpped their own drive technology for this robot based on DC/BLDC motors as an open source project. It will […]