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Quick and easy: kitchen automation with motion plastics

Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity

The kitchen of the future is flexible, modular and does the work for you if necessary. Its practical implementation could involve flexible, automatic kitchen rearrangement with motion plastics, for instance.
Quick, maintenance-free cooking robots are becoming increasingly attractive, especially to fast-food restaurants, because they accelerate processes and reduce waiting times. Fully-automated kitchen machines can be controlled very easily with a beginner-friendly control system.  

  • No machine downtime: components can be calculated online
  • Quicker ROI (4 months)
  • Hygienic and resistant to dirt

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Barista robot

Barista robot with maintenance-free components for 24-hour use

Catering robots

Automation in the catering industry with the igus® modular system

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Delta robots for use with food


  • 660mm workspace diameter with 180mm of working height
  • Pick rate of up to 30 per minute
  • Self-lubricating, maintenance-free drylin® ZLW toothed belt axes
  • Ready to connect with stepper motors and a dryve D1 motor control system

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Selected motion plastics for a fully automated kitchen

drylin® delta robots

Delta robots

  • 660mm workspace diameter
  • Pick rate of up to 30 per minute
  • Self-lubricating, maintenance-free components

drylin® ZLW seventh axis for robots

drylin ZLW seventh axis

  • Flexible robot use instead of locking kinematics
  • Adapter kit including preparation of suitable e-chain systems®
  • Integration into  igus robot control

drygear® modular gearbox system

drygear Apiro

  • Application temperature: +5 °C to +50 °C
  • Suitable for splash water applications
  • Lightweight
  • Lubrication-free

iglidur® A160 plain bearings

Food-compliant plain bearings

  • Compliant with FDA and EU regulations governing chemicals and food
  • Complies with Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011
  • High media resistance

iglidur® A160 tribo-tape

Rod end with female thread, KCRM, iglidur® FC180 spherical ball,

  • Detectable rod end for the food industry: made of materials compliant with FDA regulations and EU 10/2011
  • New design gives dirt no chance

e-chain® E2.1


  • Quick, easy filling
  • Integrated brake for smooth, quiet running
  • Reduce installation space with small bend radii (as low as 28mm)

Where motion plastics are already being used successfully

Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and durability under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are entered into our service life calculation tools for precise durability predictions.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.


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