robotics bar in Ilmenau (Ger)

Today I would like to show a nice robotic project in Ilmenau. Created by Ben Schäfer from H&S-Robots. His “robots bar” will open next week, THU, 27.06.2013 with a big opening party. Main attraction is his humanoid bar keeper. This is a public bar and you can visit it every day: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 22, 98693 Ilmenau.

This one is running without robolinks (but I admit it looks good!). We are in discussion for a robolink version for the future. More informations on the HS-robots website:

electrical gripper for robolink

on last Hannover show, we have presented our new electrical gripper for robolink arms. It is availaable from stock now!

A preliminous data sheet is in preparation, here are some main charasteristics: 24VDC, 3,6W, 180gr, total length 220 mm, plug&play (connection M8x1, 3 pole). List price 374,00 €/pc. Attached a Video of this gripper.

The gripper “fingers” can be exchanged and individually configured by laser sintering!

NEWS for Hannover fair 2013: new base joint RL-90-BL1

The basic idea for this development is the wish to be able to build up a 6 DOF robot. For that purpose, a strong “base joint” was needed. It had to be stronger than the previous versions, and it should be able to lead the wires and cables of at least 4 more DOF inside, as well as additional pneumatic and/or electric cables.

The new joint is based on igus’ “PRT-01-50” slewing ring bearing. It has 2 DOF (degres of freedom): 1) rotation (+/-90°), 2) pivoting movement (+/-90°).

At this year’s hanover fair (08.04.13-12.04.13) we will present this base joint in a 6 DOF robot arm. Today you can watch 2 videos: 1) first kinematic test of the 2 DOF base joint RL-90-BL1 and 2) first test run of a 6 DOF installation, with 2 more robolink joints.

teach-in arm on ADAM torso and repeatability

once again I want to link to Malte Ahlers homepage and 2 of his Videos from his robot project ADAM A1. Now he is really running the 5DOF arm and he is using the 2nd one as teach-in arm. The movement speed and reaction time between left and right arm really impress me!

Video1 – teach in:

Video2 – repeatability: 

 Maltes site:


NEWMEN: our partner in France offers automation solutions with robolink® joint arms

Mathieu Charles has founded a company NEWMEN in France. He offers complete automation solutions by using our robolink® components. Please find attached a link to his website , current pdf-flyers and a link to a youtube video with an example application.


PDF’s: Flyer_NewMen.pdf (913,93 kb), Gamme_AP_NEWMEN.pdf (599,33 kb), plaquettenewmen.pdf (480,94 kb)