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Robolink joint kit for robots: compact and variable, new wave gears, universal accessories and much more ...

Control software for robolink® robot joints

Control software

Simple, intuitive control software for programming various articulated arm configurations.

Application examples of robotics, bionics and animatronics

Application examples

Here you will find numerous already implemented customer applications with Robolink.

Robolink D joint construction kit

Robolink W component construction kit

Robolink D

igus® offers mechanical components for automation solutions, e.g. for articulated robotic arms.

Robolink joints

For constructing movable robotic systems

Robolink D robot joint with motor

The articulated joints can be ordered with or without motor. We currently offer igus® stepper motors as drive system

robolink joints

Robolink joint systems for combinations

Optional with angle sensors

Robolink News and line extensions 2015

Low-cost automation Robolink D articulated arms

Robolink drive unit 6 DOF

Completely mounted in a steel housing (powder coated)

Various movement mechanisms integrated in one component.

Soft Robotics

The Robolink modules operate essentially on the principle of Soft Robotics.

Actuators and control module are decoupled from tools - For humanoid robots and easy automation

Polymer specialist igus® offers robot developers and laboratories a light weight, maintenance and corrosion-free range of connection of joints. For example, humanoid systems, general lightweight construction, handling/automation and camera tripods. The plastic joints can rotate and pivot freely (draw-wire technology, 4 cords per joint). The pneumatic, hydraulic and all data cables are laid through the aluminum/carbon fiber/plastic articulated arms to reliably control the sensors and sensory organs.
No expensive milling, no cutting, no tinkering, no fiddling any more – all custom made ​​from one source!

Moving mass is reduced to the minimum

The actuators (engines, pneumatics and hydraulics) and the control module (DP, PC) are seperate to the movement nor and tools

All heavy components can now be bundled centrally and only the light plastic skeletal part can be moved!
Thereby the individual degrees of freedom can be controlled individually.

In video:Multiple-axis - pivoting AND rotating, driven by cords (or ropes), thereby freely selectable drive system

The modular igus® joint kit for humanoid robot comprises:

Joints, made ​​of plastic, can be configured and extended any which way

Link arms in several lengths, styles and dimensions, including space for additional control cables

Towing ropes made of technical synthetic fiber

igus® drive unit - Connection to drive and control units

Tools (functional units), such as gripper, shovel, hook, suction cup, paddle, camera, etc., are self-adaptable as you like!

With the plastic skeletal part, various humanoid robot configurations can be constructed: Articulated arm, movable excavator arm, "paddle boats", quadrupeds, etc.

Inspiration bionics – like muscles, bones and sinews for human beings.

Force transmission is dimensioned for a pure tensile load. Pressure is converted to tensile forces which leads to very light and dedicate designs. The forces are exclusively transmitted via working rope wires (“sinews”). These rope wires made of artificial fibres are high-tensile, have a small expansion, are chemical resistant, lubrication-free and have almost no wear. Compared to steel they are – in addition to wear and friction related advantages – lower priced and more energy-efficient due to their light weight. Underwater use is also possible.

* The delivery time means the time until the goods are despatched.