Low cost bench-top 750mm 5-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

Incremental encoder watchdogs

Simple intuitive teach pad

User friendly software, English language commands

Input/output interfacing

Non-volatile memory

Complete with controller, software, on-screen manuals, cables, etc. Ready to go

Fully enclosed, space thru robot for user's wiring, pneumatics etc. not strapped to the outside.

Optional pneumatic or electric grippers, vacuum pickup, tool changers, I/O expansion.

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

On-screen manuals

Optional linear track, I/O expansion, bluetooth teachpad, TCP/IP.



Description


R17 (Deucaleon) 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 R17 Mk1s in service which have been running 3 shifts a day for ten years without failure; in fact we give a 2 year warranty. The R17 is a complete self-contained five 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 Mk5 uses new light weight, high speed, high efficiency 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 Mk5 package includes the new Mk5 controller that again is simple and reliable using a partnership of CPU and DSP micro-processors and compact micro-stepping drives. Software is ROBOFORTH II which 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.


Specifications

Drives:High power micro-stepped stepping motors
incremental encoder watchdogs
Reach: 750mm/30ins in any direction; full 360 degree waist rotation
Payload (standard):nominal 750g, max 2Kg (4.4lbs) at flange
(repeatability and speed degrade with increasing payload and reach).
Repeatability:0.2mm (see note)
Compliance:
droop at 500mm at nominal payload:
droop at max reach, max payload:

1.0mm
6mm
Maximum speed (standard drives*): Shoulder 100 deg/sec, Elbow 180deg/sec, Waist 120 deg/sec.
(around 2000mm/sec composite).
Standard cycle time:2 seconds
Max torque for hand pitch or roll:4 Nm (repeatability figures degrade). New - doubled rating
WeightRobot 20.5Kg/46lbs, Controller 11kg/25lbs
Power: 110/240v ac 420VA (standard controller)
Temperature range:0 - 30C (wider range optional)
MTBF: 10,000 hours
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 - High Payload Version

Drives:High power servo-steppers and micro-stepped stepping motors
incremental encoder watchdogs
Reach: 750mm/30ins in any direction; full 360 degree waist rotation
Payload:5Kg at full reach, 8Kg at half reach.
Repeatability:0.5mm (see note)
Compliance:
droop at 500mm at nominal payload:
droop at max reach, max payload:

1.0mm
10mm
Maximum speed (standard drives*): Shoulder 100 deg/sec, Elbow 180deg/sec, Waist 120 deg/sec.
(around 2000mm/sec composite).
Standard cycle time:2 seconds
Max torque for hand pitch or roll:4 Nm (repeatability figures degrade). New - doubled rating
WeightRobot 20.5Kg/46lbs, Controller 11kg/25lbs
Power: 110/240v ac 420VA (standard controller)
Temperature range:0 - 30C (wider range optional)
MTBF: 10,000 hours
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.

Animations

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360deg. view
** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Pick+place
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Demonstration

Gallery


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Workspace

Workspace is a sphere approx 1500mm (60ins) in diameter not including the hand.
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Base fixings to bench
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Wrist flange (not to scale)
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Warranty, Maintenance and Support


(c) ST Robotics 2009
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