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Robot control for gantries, delta robots & robotic arms

The igus® Robot Controller (iRC) enables you to control a gantry robot, delta robot, an igus® robotic system, SCARA  or ReBeL  as well. With the corresponding free software, you can easily program and move the robot via a graphical user interface.

Features:

  • 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 ...
  • Interface to remote computer via TCP/IP
  • ROS packages are available
  • Options like control cabinet, pneumatic gripper etc. are available
Resources:
  • See our robot control FAQs 
  • Download operating instructions here

Contact us to download the free software


Contents:

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

Components necessary for operation, but not included:

  • igus® robolink D robot arm
  • Windows 10 PC/laptop
  • 24V power supply (please see our control cabinet with integrated power supply)
  • Gripper (please see the gripper set)
  • Safety components

 


Software for programming: Available for free

  • 3D Surface
  • Intuitive operator control
  • Axis linear movements
  • Connection via Ethernet
  • Easy-to-maintain DIN rail modules
  • Control system for 4, 5, 6-axis robot arms
  • Control system for 3, 4-axis linear robots
  • Control system for delta robot
Scope of supply: igus® Robot Control system and software, 24 V power supply unit, connecting cable.

Also necessary: Windows PC, power supply unit, gripper, safety-relevant components.
 

Contact us to download the free software
Robot programming with igus Robot Control

Contact our in-house Robotics Engineer

Whether you're interested in 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 Dylan directly at (401) 425-0106.

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3 steps, 3 minutes, control robots

Steps irc

Step 1: selecting the kinematics

Select your required robot application.

Connect_Robot

Step 2: connecting the robot

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

Reference

Step 3: referencing the robot

Only after referencing the robot is it possible to execute programmed, Cartesian movements. 

Robots_ready to operate

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.


Downloads

Operating instructions igus® Robot Control
Operating instructions igus® Robot Control

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.