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Günter Blase began igus® back on 15th October 1964 in a double garage in Cologne. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983 Frank Blase established reinforced plastic cable carriers and injection molded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through the belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable polymer components and assemblies. Between 1985 and 2022, igus® grew from 40 to more than 4,500 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 35 subsidiary companies around the world. igus® also has representative partners in more than 35 other countries. igus® will continue to invest in expansion in the coming years, thanks to the opportunities for growth provided by modern materials.

Robot Manufacturers

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Igus manufactures lightweight gantry style, delta pick-and-place, robotic arms, as well as 7th Axis Robot Slide, a robot transfer unit (RTU) for cobots. Used in pick-and-place and material handling applications, lightweight robotic arms from igus includes robolink® arms available with either 4 or 5 axes, as well as 4 and 6 axis ReBeL (Robotic embedded-BDLC & electronics Link) cobots with service robot capabilities. All Igus robotic arms use lightweight, plastic robotic components that operate without any need for external lubricants which eliminates routine maintenance along with the chance of lubrication-based machine downtime. Drylin® gantry robots, also known as cartesian or linear robots, consist of two base X-axes, a Y-axis, and an optional Z-axis. Their self-lubricating plastic liners have been engineered to slide instead of roll and to run smoother and quieter than recirculating ball bearings. Typical applications include pick-and-place, sorting, labeling, measurement, inspection automation, and repetitive material handling. Igus also sells robotic joints, gearbox joints and other robotic components and accessories.

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Types of Robot Manufacturers

  • Articulated Arm Robots/SCARA
  • Collaborative Robots
  • Delta Robots
  • Gantry Robots


  • 0-15 kg
  • 0-1.5 m

Package Types:

  • Rigid Ampoule or Vial Package Type Icon
    Ampoule or Vial
  • Flexible Bag Package Type Icon
  • Rigid Bag-in-box for Liquids Package Type Icon
    Bag-in-box for Liquids
  • Semi-Rigid Blister for Tablets Package Type Icon
    Blister for Tablets
  • Semi-Rigid Blister Pack (Retail) Package Type Icon
    Blister Pack (Retail)
  • Rigid Bottle or Jar Package Type Icon
    Bottle or Jar
  • Semi-Rigid Brick Pack (Laminate) Package Type Icon
    Brick Pack (Laminate)
  • Rigid Carton (Folding) Package Type Icon
    Carton (Folding)
  • Rigid Carton (Gabletop) Package Type Icon
    Carton (Gabletop)
  • Rigid Cartridge Package Type Icon
  • Flexible Chub Pack Package Type Icon
    Chub Pack
  • Rigid Cup, Bowl or Tub Package Type Icon
    Cup, Bowl or Tub
  • Flexible Flow Wrap Package Type Icon
    Flow Wrap
  • Flexible Overwrap Package Type Icon
  • Semi-Rigid Portion Pack Cup Package Type Icon
    Portion Pack Cup
  • Flexible Pouch Package Type Icon
  • Flexible Sachet Package Type Icon
  • Semi-Rigid Sleeve Package Type Icon
  • Flexible Thermoformed Vacuum Pack Package Type Icon
    Thermoformed Vacuum Pack
  • Rigid Tray Package Type Icon
  • Semi-Rigid Tube (Flexible) Package Type Icon
    Tube (Flexible)
  • Flexible Vacuum Shrink Pack Package Type Icon
    Vacuum Shrink Pack
  • Semi-Rigid Vacuum Skin Pack Package Type Icon
    Vacuum Skin Pack

Controls, Software & Components

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Igus offers a wide range of electric motors for linear actuators and automation solutions, including DC, EC/BLDC, and stepper motors. Igus stepper motors are available in several different sizes and can be extended with encoders and brakes. Other offerings include spindle motors, which consist of a stepper motor with a hollow shaft where a spindle is inserted. These motors are ideal for applications with high axial loads that would otherwise damage a standard stepper motor. Drylin® linear actuators are lightweight, dirt-resistant, maintenance-free and quieter than recirculating ball bearings. Igus stepper, DC, and EC motors can be easily paired with igus line of linear actuators to electrify them for applications where an electric linear actuator is needed. In addition, Igus manufactures machine components and accessories including cables.

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Types of Controls, Software & Components

  • Drives & Motion Controls
  • Instrumentation, Sensors & Actuators
  • Machine & Electrical Components
  • Motors, Encoders & Gearboxes