Robot Control Simulation

May 16, 2020
igus has developed control software for its Low Cost Automation solutions that allows users to easily program their robots for free.

igus robot control is available online, free of charge, and offers users an easy introduction to automation.


With the software, different robot kinematics can be programmed and controlled; a digital twin simulates the movements. This allows the user to program a suitable solution before purchasing the hardware.


In the software, there is a digital twin for all igus robots, which can be simulated and taught like the real robot. The robot control system is also used later to program the robot intuitively. Every program can be applied to the real robot afterward.


With igus robot control, the user can freely move all axes of the digital twin via a 3D interface. By means of a teach-in function, the robot can be programmed quite easily, even without a robot connection.


To do this, the user must manually move the robot to the desired position and define how it is to be moved. The process is repeated until the desired motion profile is created. Matching end effectors, such as grippers, are easy to add and the tool center point adjusts automatically.


Virtual boxes can also be installed, for example, to prevent the robot from colliding with a machine. The igus robot control can also be connected to a higher-level control system, either via interface communication with Digital IO or via Ethernet communication using an IP address.