Building low-cost robotic systems using igus robolink – part 2

22 March 2017

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Building low-cost robotic systems using igus robolink – part 2igus has released the second of its four videos demonstrating how quick and easy it is to build your own versatile robotic systems using modular, low-cost and easy-to-assemble robolink kits.

As engineers continue to utilise robotics to increase productivity and safely automate all kinds of repetitive tasks, robolink from igus offers a low-cost, easy-to-assemble modular alternative to costly bespoke robotic systems for rapid development of lean automation systems.

Engineers can select from and combine modular robolink kit elements, such as articulated joints, gears, drives, motors, robotic arms and tools, to meet their application requirements and construct complete, powerful and low-cost robotic automation systems. With cables routed through the arm and many components made from tribopolymer engineering plastics, the design is lightweight, corrosion-resistant and virtually maintenance-free. Movement is controlled via motors and direct drive wave or worm gears, or by rope/wire drives. Fully assembled robotic arm units can be controlled via configuration-based open source software, available free-of-charge from igus.

Watch the second video in this four-part series to see how quick and easy it is to install or replace direct drive worm gears, with minimal requirements for tools. To learn more about the robolink modular system for robotics, visit

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