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Automation in the catering industry with the igus® modular system

Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity

The requirements of automation solutions in catering are multifaceted. They range from pick-and-place or shifting solutions in food distribution to barista robots to automated product removal for electronic ordering systems. Most cases involve additional criteria such as the following:

  • no machine downtime
  • food-compatible (FDA-compliant) components  for such items and robot grippers that are directly in contact with food
  • cost-effective, lightweight components with ROI that is as fast as possible, especially for small businesses
  • simple robot system implementation and operation for those unfamiliar with IT
igus® offers a broad range of motion plastics components and robot systems. We would be happy to advise you on your specific application and present you with an automated restaurant solution that is as lean as possible. Save time and money with innovative catering equipment.

Build restaurant robots

Build or buy

Buy a linear robot system or build your own

  • Insensitive to dirt, since no lubrication is necessary
  • Quick, simple assembly
  • Loads of up to 30kg
  • Precision requirements of up to approx. 0.5mm
  • Speeds of up to 1.5m/s

Build restaurant robots yourself

Barista robot

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

Kitchen automation

Quick and easy: kitchen automation with motion plastics

Selected motion plastics for the restaurant robot

robolink® DCi

robolink® DCi

  • High flexibility: wide choice of end effectors
  • Lightweight construction
  • Return on investment (ROI) after four to seven months (depending on control system)
  • Lubrication-free and resistant to dirt


drylin® W profile guide

drylin W profile guide

  • 14 rail profiles, 50 carriage versions
  • 100% maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • Very quiet operation
  • Costs up to 40% less than recirculating ball bearing guides

drygear® modular gearbox system

drygear Apiro

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

iglidur® A181 plain bearings

Food-compliant plain bearings

  • Complies with FDA and EU regulations
  • Good media resistance
  • Universal application

iglidur® A160 tribo-tape

A160 tribo-tape

  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High wear resistance
  • FDA compliant

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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Saturdays from 8 am- 12 pm.



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