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Plastics specialist igus is using its robolink range to offer particularly economical components made of lubrication- and maintenance-free plastics for assembling customized robot systems from joints with a wide variety of transmissions, motors and linking elements - using either individual components for assembly by the customer or a fully preassembled articulated arm. igus is unveiling a completely new 5-axis robot kit at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 that features an optimized design and will offer even more freedom of movement and stability in the future. The company is exhibiting the ready-to-connect robotic arm, which is also available preassembled, in action at its stand in Hall 17.

The new Robolink Designer offers additional support to customers looking to fully configure their robotic arms themselves. They can select the desired components on an intuitive CAD interface step by step and thus assemble their robotic arm quickly and easily from the first axis to the finished product to suit their specific needs. "The length of the arm is completely variable so that the robot can be adapted perfectly to the relevant working area," explains Martin Raak, robolink product manager at igus. "The software, which can also be used on a tablet, enables visual simulation of movements by the rotating joints, among other things." Configuration is followed by printing out a parts list and a direct inquiry to igus.