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Low-Cost Automation

From idea to integration: broad partner network supports customers with their Low-Cost Automation

Published on: January 4, 2023

igus is working with manufacturers and integrators to further expand its service and range for cost-effective automation 3 January 2023 – igus®, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, announced it is expanding its broad network of robotics providers and integrators. Low-Cost Automation reduces the barriers to getting started with automation and gives special assistance to […]


Developing a multifunctional, long-arm gripper

Published on: December 6, 2022

Gripper automatically packs manufactured components with three fingers, places them in boxes and places a layer of protective cardboard over them using a vacuum gripper.


RBTX Online Marketplace 2.0: Low-Cost Automation is now even easier

Published on: November 28, 2022

The intuitive design offers users an immediate overview of the right components and more than 100 cost-effective automation solutions 28 November 2022 – igus®, the leading global manufacturer of engineered components to increase the service life of customers’ machines, introduced Robotics Marketplace 2.0. The newly designed platform includes enhancements and additional features that make it […]


Industrial 3D Printed Wear Components Made from High-Performance Plastics

Published on: November 17, 2022

Nicole Lang, iglide product manager at igus, explains how SLS materials are being developed for use across industries, from automotive to robotics and packaging.


Zap! igus® delta robot chosen for non-chemical weeding

Published on: October 27, 2022

The world’s first non-chemical robotic weeding for cereal crops, made by agri-tech start up Small Robot Company, has successfully identified and killed weeds at a field trial in Hampshire. The wheeled robot uses igus® delta robot arms to position a “zapper” and deploy ‘lightning strikes’ to kill weeds. Delta robot arms from igus were selected […]


Combined innovative power: igus acquires majority stake in Commonplace Robotics

Published on: October 3, 2022

motion plastics from igus with intuitive software from Commonplace Robotics for simple solutions in automation 29 September 2022 – The motion plastics specialist igus® is expanding through investments in its Low-Cost Automation and has now acquired the majority shares in Commonplace Robotics based in Bissendorf near Osnabrück. As an integrator, Commonplace Robotics specializes in intuitive […]


Getting a Grip on Automation – Demand for Robotics Gains Steam

Published on: July 28, 2022

One of the primary drivers of the increased use of automation is the lower cost of robotic solutions. While some manufacturers might still be spooked by cost, automation doesn’t have to break the bank.


Autonomous cleaning robot runs even cleaner with drylin linear bearings

Published on: July 19, 2022

Autonomous cleaning robot runs even cleaner with drylin linear bearings Self-lubricating drylin® linear guides ensure smooth operation of the K900 cleaning robot from KEMARO AG The K900 industrial robot cleans floors wherever it needs to, autonomously and without programming, even in places where it is potentially dangerous or even impossible for people to clean. Self-lubricating linear guides, shafts, plain […]


A robot is the cook here: How a Canadian start-up is re-thinking gastronomy

Published on: July 7, 2022

Roboeatz is revolutionizing the food service industry by relying entirely on igus motion plastics, which require no lubrication or maintenance.  The Canadian start-up Roboeatz has developed a kitchen where a robot is the only cook! The robot chef quickly and efficiently makes a wide range of dishes from fresh ingredients. In developing this unique robot cell […]


Belgian traditional house provides tourist attraction with low-cost automation from RBTX

Published on: July 7, 2022

Who says automation has to be expensive? In Bruges, Belgium, the chocolate shop Roose’s Chocolate World has a robot called Chocomatic built at a bargain price. It packs chocolates in front of customers. A robolink® robot from igus® is used, which moves on a seventh axis. A customer enters Roose’s Chocolate World at Havenstraat 1 in Bruges. […]