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Cost-effective automation with igus® robolink®

Build or buy

Build or buy  

With robolink® robots, processes can be automated cost-effectively, quickly and individually. Monotonous or hazardous work processes are no longer carried out by people and the valuable workforce can be used more effectively.

Advantages of the modular Low Cost Robotics articulated arm

Modular approach

Low cost

High flexibility: freely-selectable end effectors

Lightweight construction

Precision ≤ 1 mm

2-5 degrees of freedom (DOF)

Return on Investment (ROI) after 4 to 7 months (depending on control system)


Free CAD downloads

Design and simulate robolink® online

igus® offers two solutions with robolink® in order to implement the advantages of Low-Cost Automation:
1. Create your own individual solution.
2. Choose one of our pre-configured robolink® articulated arms.


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You have the choice: ready-to-use complete system or custom solution

robolink® DCi  
Buy - robolink® DCi

The robolink® DCi is delivered with a perfectly matched control system and software for intuitive programming. Thus, the system can be used immediately and you can set up your own automation process in no time.
» Buy robolink® DCi here
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robolink® D Komplettsystem Roboterarm  
Build - a complete robot arm (electro-mechanical)

Select the desired robolink® model in our shop and combine it with its own control system. All complete systems consist of coordinated robolink® joints, suitable drive motors and connecting plates.
» Buy complete robot arm systems here
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robolink® selber konfigurieren  
Build - a customised solution

Configure and order your own robot arm quickly and easily with the intuitive robolink® designer. We provide CAD files and data sheets of our robolink® products free of charge so that you can better plan your automation project.
» Configure yourself with the robolink® designer
» Go to the CAD files

Selected application examples

Articulated and linear robots for cost-effective automation

An example from the igus® range: Assembly of multi-axis articulated robolink® and drylin® linear robots with matching control unit as a pick&place unit, automated together, plus fully lubrication and maintenance-free e-chains® in the igus® factory in Cologne.

In order to automate monotonous sorting work, MATRIUM GmbH combined its own components with individual robolink® components in order to configure a customised solution for the shown sorting process.


In order to remove mobile phone half-shells from a hazardous area of a machine with coolant spraying water, a robolink® articulated arm is used by a machine tool manufacturer.


Configure and simulate robolink®

Screenshot of the robolink® designer  

Configure a robolink® articulated arm according to your requirements and simulate movement sequences. A finished robolink® robot including parts list is just a few clicks away.

robolink® blog - stay informed

Martin Raak programmes robolink® robot arms  

Product Manager Martin Raak writes about product innovations, creative application examples and provides exclusive insights into the development of robolink®.

Development history

robolink® development history  

igus® has been developing modular, robotic articulated arms and their associated tools since 2009. Here you can find out how it all began and what progress robolink® has made.

robolink® News

robolink® News 2017  

Find out what's new: Learn all about new robolink® products, components and important news directly from us.


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Mohamed Abd Elfatah  

Mohamed Abd Elfatah
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