igus has developed its innovative multiple-axis joint for robots, robolink. This product, which recently won the prestigious "˜iF product design award', has now been improved further to meet the increasing diverse needs of engineers and designers. The upgrade includes a base joint, consisting of wire pulleys, that is able to withstand a six axis system, making it possible to build up smaller systems with axis links.
robolink has been carefully designed by igus to live up to the company's mantra of "˜plastics for long life'. At the very heart of its modular system are state-of-the-art lightweight, maintenance and corrosion-free joints with tribologically optimised plastic bearings that are driven via cables and able to rotate freely. These characteristics make robolink very versatile and suitable for a variety of applications ranging from underwater vehicle operations to humanoid robots for explosive equipment handling.
For a visual demonstration, watch a short video clip on the robolink via the following link: www.igus.co.uk/igusDevelopsOriginalProduct.