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Robotunits is a global manufacturer of a Modular Automation System for production equipment. This includes Conveyor and Linear Motion Technology, Material Handling, as well as Machine Framing and Guarding. The core of Robotunits is its unique aluminum extrusion & fastening technology which strictly follows a lean manufacturing concept of "More with Less".

At Gibson Engineering we're proud to offer a comprehensive lineup of Robotunits conveyor systems, modular extrusion technology, and machine frames and guards to help manufacturing companies or machine builders succeed in their industries. We always work with our customers to find the best possible solution or design something custom for their application's requirements.

Featured Technology

Flexible Modular Belt Conveyors

Robotunits has developed a unique service-friendly modular belt conveyor, for use in harsh conditions. With this technology extremely flexible conveyor lines can be created, that are wider, longer and with the proper selection of belt. Straight, curved and gradients can be combined to user-defined sizes.

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Safety Fencing

Robotunits safety fence system is a straightforward and safe way to protect an area of a machine or process area. Completely prefabricated safety fence elements are ordered and can be easily and quickly assembled by just one person offering a flexible and time-saving safety system.

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Robotunits Product Solutions

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Robotunits Extrusion Technology provides a complete Modular Automation System with maximum design and assembly possibilities with minimal time investment.

The key element of the system is a unique extrusion technology, available in 40mm and 50mm sizes, which are fully compatible with each other and all other components. This allows assemblies to be constructed in a fraction of time compared to other extrusion brands. They utilize one slot size that allows new dimensions in design and assembly speed while maintaining vibration-resistant connections and unprecedented strength.

Aluminum Extrusion Profile Sizes

When you choose Gibson Engineering & Robotunits Aluminum extrusion, you'll find an entire extrusion system built upon two base profile sizes (40mm & 50mm) that can be designed to meet any extrusion or machine framing requirement. Our Robotunits aluminum extrusion profile sizes include the following series.

Extrusion Technology 40 mm Series

Our 40 mm Extrusion Series features a concave extrusion surface, tubular honeycomb construction and a uniform 14 mm T-slot, making it fully compatible with all extrusions. This product boasts outstanding torsion, load resistance and life-long vibration resistance. The 40 mm Series is ideal for applications like lightweight machines and machine guarding.

The Extrusion Technology 40 mm Series from Robotunits comprises all of the following sizes:

  • 16 x 40
  • 40 x 40
  • 40 x 80
  • 80 x 80
  • 40 x 40 "Lean Line"
  • 40 x 80 "Lean Line"

Extrusion Technology 50 mm Series

Similar to the 40 mm Extrusion Series, Robotunits also manufactures the Extrusion Technology 50 mm Extrusion Series. This series has higher load capacity and stronger connectors for heavy-duty machine-building applications, such as assembly cells, robotic framing and manual workstations. These products comprise an extra-large uniform 14 mm T-slot and Robotics Fastening Technology, making them compatible with all extrusions.

You can purchase any of the following sizes from the 50 mm Extrusion Series:

  • 50 x 50
  • 50 x 100
  • 50 x 200
  • 100 x 100
  • 100 x 200
  • 25 x 200

Gibson Machine Frames and Guards

At Gibson Engineering, we have a highly qualified engineering team with the skills and experience needed to create top-of-the-line machine frames and guards. Our wide-ranging design and construction capabilities enable us to build customizable products to meet your needs. We can develop anything from simple assembly kits to production-ready solutions in only four simple steps:

  1. Requirement review
  2. Solution development
  3. Production phase
  4. Solution delivery
safety fence

Robotunits safety fence system is a straightforward and safe way to protect an area of a machine or process area. Completely prefabricated safety fence elements are ordered and can be easily and quickly assembled by just one person offering a flexible and time-saving safety system.



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Robotunits Extrusion is the perfect solution for building machine frames due to the connection durability and vibration resistance. Frames and Safety guarded can be ordered from the Gibson team in kits for your team to put together at your facility or they can arrive fully assembled depending on your needs!

Conveyor systems are at the heart of manufacturing and distribution industries worldwide, playing a crucial role in transporting goods within industrial facilities. Companies deploy conveyor technologies to facilitate material flow using automated equipment.

Our selection of Robotunits conveyor systems combines just-in-time technology with seamless integration capabilities for modular automation systems, saving you design and assembly time.

Robotunits Conveyor Systems

belt conveyors

Configure your belt conveyors according to your requirements: your choice of belt types, customized drive position and speed. Each belt conveyor can be delivered with a conveyor stand, flexible side guides and many other elements from the Modular Automation System.



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The Modular Belt Conveyor for rough operation, transporting cut parts or heavy-duty loads. A lean design allows the goods to be pushed off or stowed sideways. A wide range of attachments and coating available.



timing belts

The Timing Belt Conveyors are used for precise placement and positioning as well as for the transportation of bulky or heavy parts. A v-guiding timing belt guarantees perfect tracking. The belt surface is available with different covers or attachments. High-quality connection shafts allow you to connect single-lane conveyors to multi-lane setups.



power roller

The Powered Roller Conveyors are 24V conveyors for precise and efficient transportation of containers, totes and boxes. Ideal for zero-pressure accumulation, each zone can be controled separately. The control units are pre-installed inside extrusion, covered and ready to use (plug-and-play).



side guides

Compatible in the entire modular automation system, the Robotunits Side Guide System is mounted and adjusted quickly and easily with a maximum of one tool. The Side Guide Plastic can be individually adapted to the conveyor line. Both variants, with adjustable Side Guide Base or with rigid Side Guide Clip, are swivelled into the 14 mm standard T-Slot of the Extrusion without tools. A wide range of applications can be realized with few components and little effort.

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Based on proven Extrusion and Fastening Technology, Robotunits has developed Linear Motion Units that meet the highest expectations of our customer in versatility, stability and efficiency. Robotunits offers a Linear Motion System of the highest quality, offering maximum cost and time saving potential in design and assembly. Additions are implemented easily and efficiently.

  • Quick modular construction
  • Seamlessly integrated in the entire modular automation system
  • Guide rail can be integrated post assembly
  • Economical and customizable linear motion system
  • Short design and assembly time


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Omega precise linear technology can be used as individual unit or x-y-z gantry for the transport and exact positioning of parts.

  • Base extrusion 50x100 mm (PIL5010)
  • Standard carriage plate 400x150 mm
  • Net weight of drive unit without motor 15 kg

Robotunits Tools & Downloads

Robotunits Videos

40-Series Fastening System
50-Series Fastening System
Robotunits Introduction
Powered Roller Conveyor System

Benefits of Modular Extrusion Technology

Investing in Robotunits extrusion technologies with Gibson Engineering enables you to experience all the advantages/benefits of this advanced connection systems:

  • Unlimited reusability: Because you can connect our components without any drilling or milling, you can reuse our extrusions and save on material costs.
  • Easy post-assembly changes: Easily integrate or reposition struts post-assembly without dismantling the frame or cutting the existing structure.
  • Save time and cut costs: Our modular systems keep your assembly time to a minimum. Extrusion length is the only measurement you need — no boreholes or drawings required.
  • Vibration resistance: Due to their concave extrusion surfaces, these systems are highly resistant to vibrations.
  • Maximum Stability: Absolutely play-free, accurate, and centrally aligned connections.
  • Standard T-Slot Size: A standard 14mm T-slot size allows all size profiles to work interchangeably.
  • Strong: A single fastener provides up to 4 tons of tensile strength,the extrusion's tubular honeycomb structure allows for outstanding torsion and load resistance.

Robotunits Lean Manufacturing Concept: More with Less

The idea of the Robotunits Modular Automation System is to use the least possible number of components to offer a maximum of possible solutions. For Robotunits customers, this translates into time and cost savings in design, logistics, storage, training and assembly.

Although there are various options in both the 40- and 50-millimeter extrusion families, both sizes are compatible thanks to their 14-millimeter T-slot. By standardizing the slot in this way, you reduce hardware by a factor of three , and all hardware can be used interchangeably. By contrast, other Cartesian system manufacturers require a new set of components any time they change extrusion size.

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Purchase Conveyor Systems for Your Facility at Gibson Engineering Today

Success is often measured by efficiency and speed, this means always keeping one step ahead regarding the time required for delivery, design and assembly. Contact the expert Gibson Engineering team today to review your machine frame, guard or conveyor needs & see what Robotunits can do for your team.



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Gibson Engineering’s experienced engineering team can conceptualize, design, and build machine frames or guards. Whether you need a manual workstation, an accessory for your mobile robot, or safety guarding around a larger automation cell, Gibson Engineering has the capability to work with your team to design a solution to meet your needs. Our team of engineers can help provide a production-ready solution to a simple assembly kit. Contact us today to get started or to learn more about how we can help you solve your machine frame or guard needs.