Company Profile

Penta Robotics is a privately held company, developing high performance parallel robotic solutions. Our goal is to fulfil the demanding market requirements for improving production efficiency, product quality, user friendliness, easy integration and an auspicious return on your investment.

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We believe in the prosperous future of the parallel robotic architectures. Our mission is developing and improving these architectures by listening to the customers and their requirements.

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Arie van den Ende
Chief Executive Officer

Arie is a serial entrepreneur. He is co-founder and former managing director of RoboValley. He is also co founder of more than 15 robotics start-ups.

Jos Moonen
Chief Technology Officer

30 years experience as software/hardware engineer, including roles as Project Manager, Project Director, Service Manager, Product Manager and Principal Software/Hardware Engineer – Extensive experience ranging from design and coding, to organization and leadership of multi-year development programs. Experience using both object oriented and structured programming techniques. Extensive experience in the organization of Software / Hardware Development Life Cycle Processes.

Advisory Board

dr. Sébastien Krut

Sébastien received the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from the Montpellier University of Sciences, Montpellier, France, in 2003. He has been a Post-doctoral fellow with the Joint Japanese-French Robotics Laboratory (JRL) in Tsukuba, Japan in 2004. He is currently a tenured research scientist in Robotics for the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Microelectronics and Robotics (LIRMM), Montpellier, France.

Prof. dr. ir. Just Herder

Just is Professor of Interactive Mechanisms and Mechatronics at Delft University of Technology (0.8 fte) and Professor of Mechanisms and Robotics Design at the University of Twente (0.2 fte). He has widely published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has received several international awards. He is EC elected member of IFToMM, board member of several international IEEE and ASME conferences, associate editor in different international journals, and Editor-in-Chief in an open-access one. Six start-up companies have emerged from his research and he holds over a dozen international patents in different areas of mechanism design.

dr. ir. Patrice Lambert

Patrice received a M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the Laval University, Quebec, Canada in 2006 and a Ph.D degree in the field of parallel robots in 2013 from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands. His research interests are in kinematic analysis, design and optimisation of parallel robots as well as synthesis of novel robotic architectures. He is currently a post-doc researcher at the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology.

dr. ir. Volkert van der Wijk

Volkert is researcher in mechanism and robotic design at the University Twente. He is expert on the design and modeling of parallel manipulators, in particular the dynamic balance of parallel manipulators. In 2008 he obtained his MSc. Degree in mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology. His work recieved in 2008 the Wim van der Hoek Constructor Award for excellence in mechanical design engineering. His research is widely published and he is the Dutch representative of IFToMM for Computational Kinematics, Robotics and Mechatronics.

Research & Development


To strengthen Research & Development we have joined forces with the following robotic knowledge institutes:

  • Laboratory for optimization and dynamic balancing located at the University of Twente (the Netherlands)
  • Laboratory for Parallel architectures and kinematics located at the University of Montpellier2 LIRMM (France)
  • Laboratory for haptic feedback and 5 DOF parallel robotics is located at the University of Delft. (the Netherlands)
  • Partner for patent to product realization the CNRS (France) in cooperation with LIRMM


Dutron is Penta Robotics' production and distribution partner.

  • Production and assembly located in Srèm, Poland
  • Distribution / operations office in Dieren, the Netherlands
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified
  • Approved according to UL ZPFW8 and ZPFW2 standard
  • Class 7 cleanroom facilities

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