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Configure and simulate low-cost robots online
Simulate movements by means of inverse kinematics, program sequences of movements, calculate movable weight and maximum range and save the entire configuration or directly submit an enquiry for it. robolink® designer has many new features for you to use.

At the Hannover Messe, you will be able to see not only 107 new motion plastics® products this year but also an igus® world first: a completely new modular kit for lubrication-free movement. As simple as toys but with high-performance Tribo technology.

Hannover Messe 2018 | 23 – 27 April 2018 | Hall 17 | Stand H04 | Order your ticket now

Best wishes,
Melissa Paltoft
Marketing Coordinator
Treotham Automation
robolink® designer
Select components step-by-step and then individually configure, simulate and directly order your robot arm - from the first axis to the tool. Try this out here.
Other news items below:
Application: robolink® places individual parts on warehouse shelves
Innovation: The small triflex® RSE retraction system
Innovation: Safe and reliable e-chain® cable for the 7th axis
Innovation: External output encoder
Innovation: Rotating & pivoting unit
Robot equipment configurator
Insights from the igus® laboratory: Torsion tests
Where is igus® hiding?
motion plastics® on site
motion plastics® in use
robolink® places individual parts warehouse shelves
The individual parts are first scanned, after which the gripper arm places them on the appropriate shelf in each case. Following the learning phase, the construction can recognise approx. 2,500 different articles.
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Reduce costs and improve the performance of your equipment
520 examples of e-chains® online
550 examples of iglidur® bearings online
motion plastics® Innovations in robotics
Without loops – New size now available
Small, light and compact retraction system for robots. Shorter cables with no loops. Cost-effective and space-saving design. Special linear guide with no small bend radii. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free.
triflex® TR.RSE.50 retraction system
Safe and reliable e-chain® cable for the 7th axis
Especially designed for the 7th axis of robots; the cables have been developed and tested for highly dynamic applications in production plants where long travels are involved. For ABB, KUKA and FANUC.
chainflex® 7th axis cable
External output encoder
Incremental angle sensor with Hall sensor for zero point referencing. Fewer cables: Output encoder as an alternative to motor encoders and sensors. Available for all axes (RL-D and RL-S).
robolink® angle sensor
Rotating & pivoting unit
For moving components by hand with high-resolution precision. Two lubrication-free robolink gearboxes with a 1:70 transmission ratio, including two handwheels. Self-locking gearboxes.
robolink® rotating & pivoting unit
For the smart engineer: New tools for when you are on the move
Advance notification:
New configurator for robot equipment
Using the completely revised online tool, you can find and configure the complete equipment for your robot in just a few steps. Select the robot model, add a retraction system and e-chain®, adapt and configure as necessary, and then order directly. With parts list, PDF download, total price & delivery time. Optimised for mobile devices.

New functions online from 23.4.2018.
Insights from the igus® lab
Torsion test:
chainflex® robot cables are built to last
In the igus® test laboratory, different chainflex® CFROBOT cables were tested in special conditions involving a torsion factor of +/- 180°. All three cables lasted far beyond the original test lifespan:

17 million cycles: CFROBOT.036 motor cable
22 million cycles: CFROBOT8.045 Ethernet cable
28 million cycles: CFROBOT5.501 fibre-optic cable
Where is igus® hiding?
In cable car points
The cable car cabins operating on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier have to be collected from the sidings in the mountain-top and valley stations every single day. This is done with the help of a hydraulically operated set of points with lifts and turntables. Energy supply to the points is ensured with chainflex® cables in a triflex® R energy chain that can move in three dimensions. At temperatures down to -30° C.

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