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Low Cost Automation - robolink®

Advantages of the modular Low Cost Robotics articulated arm

  • Modular approach
  • Low cost
  • High flexibility: wide choice of end effectors
  • Lightweight construction
  • Precision ≤ 1mm
  • 2-5 degrees of freedom (DOF)
  • Return on Investment (ROI) after 4 to 7 months (depending on control system)
  • Lubrication-free
  • Free CAD downloads
  • robolink design and simulate online

robolink from igus offers you two ways of benefiting from the advantages of Low Cost Automation:
1. Create your own individual solution.
2. Choose one of our pre-configured robolink articulated arms.

robolink® modular kit

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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. The system can therefore 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 complete robot arm system  
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 robolink joints, suitable drive motors and connecting plates tailored to each other.

» Buy complete robot arms here
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Configure robolink® yourself  
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

robolink® Designer - an igus® online tool  

Configure and simulate robolink®

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.

Go to the robolink® designer

ROIBOT 2019/2020 Competition of Ideas

Low Cost Robotics is the future

Our last competition of ideas showed just how much potential there is in the cost-effective automation of simple tasks. This year, we are again looking for creative and exciting ideas. Show us how you can automate – or have already automated – processes with the help of cost-effective robot technology in order to save time and money. There are no limits to your imagination! Audacity, ingenuity and ideas for improvement will be rewarded with the golden, silver and bronze ROIBOT.

Learn more about the ROIBOT competition of ideas

ROIBOT award  

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 system as a pick & place unit, automated together, plus fully lubrication-free and maintenance-free e-chains in the igus factory in Cologne.
Do you have any questions on robolink? We have already answered the most common questions in an extensive FAQ section.

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.


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 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  

What kind of news is available? Learn all about new robolink products, components and important news directly from us.