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Multiple-axis joints suit a host of robotic applications

140108_Igus_2With moving mass reduced to a minimum, the robolink range of articulated modules have been carefully designed by polymer specialist igus to provide robot developers and laboratories with a compact and light weight product.

In addition, the actuators (drives, pneumatics and hydraulics) and the control module (DP, PC) have been separated from the movement mechanism and tools.

Thanks to its unique light weight, maintenance and corrosion-free properties, Igus says robolink is proving ideal for a wide range of humanoid robotic systems, from underwater vehicle operations to explosive equipment handling, and even sophisticated camera booms.

Amongst robolink’s most innovative features is its draw-wire technology with four cords that enable each joint to rotate and pivot freely. In addition, pneumatic, hydraulic and all data cables are laid through aluminium/carbon fibre plastic articulated arms that effectively control all sensors and sensory organs.

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