Low cost bench-top 750mm 5 or 6 axis articulated robot arm


R17 with Quickstop and gripper
shown with optional tool changer and pneumatic gripper
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Features


Long reach 5-axis articulated format, optional 6th axis

Easy mounting of tools, grippers, sensors etc

Fully enclosed; pneumatics and wiring go through the arm, not strapped to the outside.

Incremental encoder watchdogs

User friendly conversational software with English language words

Input/output interfacing

Non-volatile memory

Optional pneumatic or electric grippers, vacuum pickup, tool changers, collision detection, linear track

R17 is supplied ready to run -- robot, controller, all cables, teach pad, Windows project manager

Free simple intuitive teach pad, optional Bluetooth console

On-screen manuals, tutorials, help sheets, unlimited free technical support

Outstanding reliability, zero scheduled maintenance, 10 years legacy support

Description


R17 is a low cost entry to robotics, fast, accurate and reliable and easy to program. It has a long reach and therefore a larger and much more useful workspace than comparable machines. Originally designed by a Russian engineer in our Cambridge location, the mechanics are simple and phenomenally reliable. There are early R17s in service which have been running 3 shifts a day for 12 years without failure; in fact we give a 2 year warranty. The R17 is a complete self-contained five or six axis vertically articulated robot arm system designed as a cost effective solution for processes requiring long reach or difficult access. Applications include product testing, sample handling, parts handling, machine feeding, welding, spraying, sound measurement and many more. It is easy to apply and program yet is capable of the most intricate tasks.

The latest version uses new light weight, high speed, high efficiency hybrid stepping motors with intelligent micro-stepping for both power and speed and for low speed precision when required. Each motion of the robot is monitored by the encoders that stop all motion in the event of a collision or other problem. The package includes the latest robot controller that is simple and reliable using a partnership of CPU and DSP micro-processors and compact MOSFET drives. ROBOFORTH II embedded software gets you started easily yet permits the most complex motions, interfaces and peripherals to be programmed, assisted by ROBWIN project manager that brings everything together on one Windows screen. Everyone who uses this system agrees it is the most flexible robot software on the planet. You'll find it a joy to use.

The 6th axis is a unique way to make 6 axes optional, being an add-on module with a miniature stepping motor driving through a Swiss anti-backlash gearbox.
The R17HPL uses 4 stack motors for extra lifting ability. The R17HS uses 3 advanced brushless servomotors on axes 1,2 and 3, with stepping motors on axes 4, 5 and 6. The R17HSW (high speed waist only) is a compromise since many applications do not need much speed in a vertical direction but have long X-Y distances requiring long waist moves where valuable time is lost.

Specifications - standard 5 and 6 axis version

Drives:High power micro-stepped hybrid stepping motors
incremental encoder watchdogs
Reach: 750mm/30ins in any direction; full 360 degree waist rotation
Payload (standard):5-axis nominal 2Kg, max 3Kg 6-axis nominal 1Kg, max 2Kg at flange
(repeatability and speed degrade with increasing payload and reach).
Repeatability:0.2mm 1
Compliance:
droop at 500mm at nominal payload:
droop at max reach, max payload:

1.0mm
6mm
Maximum speed (after acceleration 2): Waist 150 deg/sec, Shoulder 120 deg/sec, Elbow 180deg/sec,
hand and wrist 220deg/sec, 6th axis roll 220deg/sec. (approx 800mm/s)
Max torque for hand pitch or roll:
(6th axis version hand pitch and yaw)
2 Nm (repeatability figures degrade with increasing torque).
Max torque for 6th axis roll:1.5 Nm
Weight5-axis 22.0Kg/49lbs, 6-axis 23.0Kg/52lbs, Controller 11.1kg/25lbs
Power: 110/240v ac 420VA (standard controller)
Environment:IP 54A, 0 - 40C (wider range optional)
MTBF: 20,000 hours (typically over a million cycles)
Finish:


White powder-coat plus white vacuum formed ABS plastic covers.
Optional high impact polystyrene covers (see swatch below)


note 1: repeatability measured as a standard deviation of all 3 dimensions at 100% speed and zero payload over 24 hours after a 1 hour
warming up period. Figures for ISO 9283 available on request.

Specifications - R17HPL Higher Payload Version

Drives:High torque micro-stepped hybrid stepping motors
incremental encoder watchdogs
Reach: 750mm/30ins in any direction; full 360 degree waist rotation
Payload:nominal 5Kg, max 10Kg at flange.
(repeatability and speed degrade with increasing payload and reach).
Repeatability:0.2mm 1
Compliance: droop at
500mm at nominal payload:
droop at max reach, max payload:

4.0mm
10mm
Maximum speed (after acceleration 2): Waist 150 deg/sec, Shoulder 90 deg/sec, Elbow 130deg/sec, hand and wrist 220deg/sec. (approx 800mm/s)
Max torque for hand pitch or roll:10 Nm.
WeightRobot 23.1Kg/52lbs, Controller 11.1kg/25lbs
Power: 110/240v ac 420VA (standard controller)
Environment:IP 54A, 0 - 40C (wider range optional)
MTBF: 20,000 hours (typically over a million cycles)
Finish:White powder-coat plus white vacuum formed ABS plastic covers.
note: repeatability measured as a standard deviation of all 3 dimensions at 100% speed and zero payload over 24 hours after a 1 hour warming up period. Figures for ISO 9283 available on request.

Specifications - R17HS and R17HSW Higher Speed Versions

Drives:HS: State-of-the-art brushless servos with hybrid stepping motors on axes 4+5.
HSW: brushless servo on waist only, hybrid stepping motors on axes 2,3,4,5.
incremental encoder watchdogs
Reach: 750mm/30ins in any direction; full 360 degree waist rotation
Payload:nominal 1Kg, max 2Kg at flange.
(repeatability and speed degrade with increasing payload and reach).
Repeatability:0.2mm 1
Compliance:
droop at 500mm at nominal payload:

1.0mm
Maximum speed
(after acceleration 2)

HS: Waist 480 deg/sec, Shoulder 300 deg/sec, Elbow 480deg/sec, hand and wrist 480deg/sec.
HSW: Waist 480 deg/sec, Shoulder 120 deg/sec, Elbow 180deg/sec, hand and wrist 360deg/sec.
Max torque for hand pitch/yaw/roll:5 Nm.
Max torque for 6th axis roll:1.5 Nm
WeightRobot 22.5Kg/50lbs, Controller 11.1kg/25lbs
Power: 110/240v ac 420VA (standard controller)
Environment:IP 54A, 0 - 40C (wider range optional)
MTBF: 20,000 hours (typically over a million cycles)
Finish:White powder-coat plus white vacuum formed ABS plastic covers.
note 1: repeatability measured as a standard deviation of all 3 dimensions at 100% speed and zero payload over 24 hours after a 1 hour warming up period. Figures for ISO 9283 available on request.
note 2: maximum speed is only reached after the acceleration ramp. R17HS has twice the acceleration of the standard version so is more likely to reach maximum speed for short moves.

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Animations


360 rotate Mouse control
360deg. view
A little flash animation Painting
offline virtual demonstration Virtual
Demonstration

Gallery

more videos

Workspace

Workspace is a sphere 1500mm (60ins) in diameter plus the length of the hand.
R17 dimensions





Base fixings to bench
base layout
Wrist flange (not to scale)
flange fixings

Support and maintenance

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