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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

Robot control software for gantries, delta robots and robotic arms

The igus® Robot Controller (iRC) enables you to control a gantry robotdelta robot,  robolink® robotic arms,  ReBeL cobot  or SCARA robot. With the corresponding free software, you can easily program and move the robot via a graphical user interface.

  • Modular, control system based on top-hat (DIN) rail, easy to extend
  • Smooth motion with 1/256 microstepping
  • Energy saving operation with adaptive current control: Trinamics StallGuard2 and CoolStep Technologies
  • Intuitive control and programming environment with interactive 3D user interface
  • Programming commands like Joint, Linear, If-Then-Else, DigitalOut, Loop, Matrix and Variables
  • Interface to remote computer via Ethernet
  • ROS packages are available
  • Options like control cabinet, pneumatic gripper etc. are available
  • Control via CRI, Modbus, PLC, and other interfaces
  • See our robot control FAQs 
  • Download operating instructions here
Request the free software


  • DIN rail module support
  • Top-hat (DIN) rail stepper module
  • Top-hat (DIN) rail module digital I/O module
  • Connectors and cables (supply, motor connectors)
  • igus® Robot Control software for Windows
  • Documentation

Components necessary for operation, but not included:

  • igus® robolink robotic arm
  • Windows 10 PC/laptop
  • 48V power supply (please see our control cabinet with integrated power supply)
  • Please visit RBTX shop for gripper set
  • Safety components


Two options available:

​​​​​DIN rail version:
  • Top-hat (DIN) rail stepper module
  • Top-hat (DIN) digital I/O module
Cabinet version:
  • All from DIN rail version + power supply
  • DIN rail mounted in cabinet
  • Emergency stop button

Software for programming: Available for free

  • 3D Surface
  • Intuitive operator control
  • Axis linear movements
  • Connection via Ethernet
  • Easy-to-maintain DIN rail modules
  • For robot arms, gantries & delta robots
Scope of supply: igus® Robot Control system and software, 48V power supply unit, connecting cable.

Also necessary: Windows PC, power supply unit, gripper, safety-relevant components.
Robot programming with igus Robot Control

RBTX Marketplace for
Low Cost Automation

RBTX is an online marketplace for robotics that brings together users and suppliers of robotic components.  There you can easily browse and purchase gantries, delta robots, robotic arms and more all from various dealers.

Learn more and browse the RBTX Marketplace.

Looking to Speak with an Automation Expert?

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at 800-521-2747 to discuss your project today!
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3 steps, 3 minutes, control robots

Steps irc

Step 1: selecting the kinematics

Select your required robot application.

Step 2: connecting the robot

Connect the physical robot to the software by connecting the hardware, resetting the errors and activating the motors.  

Step 3: referencing the robot

Only after referencing the robot is it possible to execute programmed, Cartesian movements. 
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GO! Your robot is ready to operate

The robot can now be controlled via the Windows PC or handheld with the display as control element.


Operating instructions - igus® Robot Control Software (iRC)

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:  What is igus® Robot Control?

    A:  The igus® Robot Control is a control system that guides all robots offered by igus® (gantry robots, articulated arm robots and delta robots). 
    You can program and move your robot with the corresponding software, which is a PC-based graphical user interface. You can download and try out the software free of charge beforehand. The software has been specially developed to make the automation process as easy as possible. The 3D interface is user-friendly and intuitive to operate. The control system is available through a switch cabinet or on top-hat (DIN) rail assembly.

  • Q:  Which robots can I control with igus® Robot Control?

    A:  The iRC was developed to control all three standard robots we offer - gantry robots, articulated arm robots and delta robots - with the same software and hardware.

  • Q:  How can I learn to program robots with igus® Robot Control?

    A: We offer online igus Robot Control training courses on request. Fill out our contact form to receive your download of the igus Robot Control Software free of charge and with no obligation. You are welcome to get in touch with us at any time for any other assistance regarding programming.

  • Q:  What is the difference between the top-hat (DIN) rail and switch cabinet version?

    A:  The top-hat (DIN) rail version serves the purpose of integrating your own switch cabinet, 10 metres of motor, encoder & INI cables, as well as all other joining links. The switch cabinet version completes the switch cabinet with emergency stop, power supply unit, 10 metres of motor, encoder & INI cables and all other joining links.

  • Q:  What does igus® Robot Control cost?

    A:  That depends on whether it is the software or the hardware.
    The software itself is completely free. You can fill out a contact form to receive your free software download here.
    The cost of the hardware depends on various factors. igus Robot Control can control a single axis and up to 6 axes, with the option of also integrating vision systems and grippers. We also have two versions, a cabinet-mounted version and a DIN rail version for installation in the customer's cabinet. Request a price for igus Robot Control here

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