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What is Low Cost Automation?

Industrial robots have their price. The payback times for robot systems are three to four years. But for small and medium-sized companies that want to manufacture more product variants with small batch sizes, the requirements are very different. Entry into the world of automation is often considered to be complex and time-consuming. With Low Cost Automation we want to prove the opposite to you. Our goal is to make cost-effective and user-friendly automation solutions accessible to everyone. Developed and produced in Cologne for the whole world. All of this is made possible by motion plastics.


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Fast ROI with Low Cost Automation

Whether an automation system is worthwhile depends not only on the acquisition costs but also on the long-term costs, e. g. for peripheral devices, adaptations to existing machines and installation costs. A crucial factor is the comparison between an automated production line and a conventional production without robots.

The benefits of automation and robotics:

  • Support for employees: e. g. through physical relief and improved ergonomics
  • Flexibility: Individual adaptation to production systems and manufacturing processes
  • Reliability: High technology reliability and low error rates
  • Speed: Handling large order volumes at peak periods


Automation solutions in practice

... possible through motion plastics

From the automatic harvest helper in agriculture, to clever dosing solutions for the trades, to the labelling robot for retail. Automation solutions are used in every industry.

See for yourself what is possible with cost-effective robotics solutions. 

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igus robots


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igus robot control system and software

The igus Robot Control enables a simple and intuitive system for robot control and programming. Different igus kinematics can be controlled with the control system. The free-of-charge, licence-free igus Robot Control software is integrated into the control system and thus makes use of a uniform operating concept and consistent communication services for many components of a system. Your advantage: less project planning effort and faster commissioning.

To the robot control system

Founded in 1964

1964 - igus founded

Automation since 2012

Automation since 2012

Components

Accompanied 10,000+ projects

Customer Testing Area

45 customer testing areas

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Active in 24 countries

Employee ICON

50+ employees

Low Cost Automation roadshow

Experience the igus robots live on site. The Low Cost Automation team is touring all over Europe with the roadshow!

Experts give a live demonstration of the robots and program your individual application. Get advice at your own location and take the opportunity to ask specific questions. Convince yourself of the high quality of our automation solutions.

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Low Cost Automation Support

Do you need help with product selection or your project? You can reach us via these channels:


Save costs with used robots

We offer fully functional used robots, which were most probably used for an application test in the customer testing area. The components show little or no signs of wear. 

Buy used robots

Low Cost Automation at igus® is to reveal and lead a new direction for robots and automation in Singapore. Stretching across small and large businesses alike, we aim to supply affordable, long-lasting, and high value robots or cobots to anyone who needs automation at their business but cannot face a long return of investment (ROI) nor an unreliable product.

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Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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