Powered by igus, RBTX continues to expand international offerings, making Low Cost Automation accessible in ten additional countries
16 February 2023 – igus®, the global leader in motion plastics, is expanding its wide range of Low-Cost Automation solutions, reflecting the company’s determination to lower the barriers to entry in the age of automation.
The robotics marketplace helps interested parties find the right automation solution for their individual application as easily, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible. RBTX.com has been part of this effort since 2019. Previously, RBTX was available in eight countries. Now igus is expanding the range and launching the robotics marketplace in ten additional countries – with three more to follow.
To ensure competitiveness, more and more companies are automating their processes. However, the investment costs are usually high, and the lack of expertise often represents an obstacle – especially for small and medium-sized companies. This is where RBTX comes in, powered by igus. The offer includes an online marketplace for cost-effectiveness robotic part and complete solutions, the RBTXpert remote integration service, and customer test sites in various locations around the world, where planned customer applications can be tested live before purchase.
“Our RBTX online marketplace has grown significantly over the past year,” says Alexander Mühlens, Head of Automation Technology and Robotics Business Unit at igus. “We started in Germany in 2019. As our offer was well received and demand continued to grow, we expanded RBTX to Austria, France, Great Britain, US, Canada, India and Singapore in the last few years. We are still working hard to be active in other countries to make Low Cost Automation more globally accessible. Therefore, starting immediately, we are offering RBTX in ten more countries: Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand. Three more will follow soon: Spain, Brazil, and Turkey.
Rapid robot integration into remote services is emerging
At RBTX.com, interested parties have access to more than 300 individual robotics components from 78 manufacturers and more than 150 complete solutions from real-world applications – including guaranteed hardware and software compatibility.
Additionally, the online marketplace offers a place for humans and robots to meet. In the Customer Testing Area, customers can work with an RBTXpert in the remote integrator service to test the feasibility of their planned application. RBTXpert video calls from this environment with those interested in automation and provides individual advice.
“In Germany alone, we implement up to 30 projects per week. We also have customer testing areas on-site in many other countries so that RBTXpert can offer support in different languages and time zones,” said Alexander Mühlens. “This gives more interested parties around the world direct access to a wide range of cost-effective robotics.”