Restaurant Automation Systems and
FDA-Compliant Components

Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity

igus® offers a broad range of motion plastic components and robot systems. We would be happy to advise you on your specific application and present you with an automated restaurant solution that is as lean as possible. Save time and money with innovative catering equipment. The requirements of automation solutions in catering are multifaceted. They range from pick-and-place or shifting solutions in food distribution to barista robots to automated product removal for electronic ordering systems.

Most cases involve additional criteria such as the following:

  • No machine downtime
  • Food-compatible (FDA-compliant) components  for such items and robot grippers that are directly in contact with food
  • Cost-effective, lightweight components with ROI that is as fast as possible, especially for small businesses
  • Simple robot system implementation and operation for those unfamiliar with IT


    Customer Applications

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    robolink® DP 4 or 5 DoF robotic arms

    robolink® DP
    • High flexibility: wide choice of end effectors
    • Lightweight, self-lubricating, dirt-resistant
    • ROI after four to seven months
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    drylin® W profile guide

    drylin W profile guide
    • 14 rail profiles, 50 carriage versions
    • Maintenance-free and self-lubricating
    • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
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    drygear® Apiro modular gearbox

    drygear Apiro
    • Application temperature: +5 °C to +50 °C
    • Suitable for splash water applications
    • Lightweight and self-lubricating
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    iglide® A181 plain bearings

    Food-compliant plain bearings
    • Complies with FDA and EU regulations
    • Good media resistance
    • Universal application
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    PRT slewing ring

    • Simple installation, high rigidity, wear-resistant
    • Replaceable, maintenance-free sliding elements
    • Available in aluminum or 316 stainless steel
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    E2 micro e-chain® cable carriers

    • Quick, easy filling
    • Integrated brake for smooth, quiet running
    • Low installation space, small bend radii (28mm)
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    Engineer's Toolbox

    Watch Episode 5 of our Science Friction Podcast below.  Hosts Adam and Avory speak with Justin Rooney from Dexai Robotics about their flexible robotic arm (and sous chef), Alfred. Designed with self-lubricating iglide® PRT slewing rings, Alfred uses different utensils to help prepare meals, such as salads and steaks, in commercial kitchens.  To stream the audio on your preferred platform, click here.

    Browse More Restaurant Automation Applications

    Barista robot

    Barista robots for cafe automation

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    Kitchen automation

    Automated Kitchen and Food Service

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