R17 5/6 axis robot arm
Low cost bench-top 750mm 5 or 6 axis articulated robot arm
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. The mechanics are simple and phenomenally reliable. There are Mk1 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 intelligent 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 both flexible and really easy to use.
The 6th axis is a unique way to make 6 axes optional, being an add-on module with a small stepping motor driving through an 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.
750mm 5 or 6 axis articulated format ideal for applications requiring long reach
Optional electric or pneumatic grippers, vacuum pickup, tool changers.
high payload and very high speed versions
Fully enclosed; pneumatics and wiring go through the arm, not strapped to the outside.
User friendly conversational software with English language words
Input/output interfacing, optional I/O expansion
Non-volatile memory, turnkey operation
Optional pneumatic or electric grippers, vacuum pickup, tool changers, collision detection
R17 is supplied ready to run -- robot, controller, all cables, teach pad, Windows project manager
Free simple intuitive teach pad, optional Android Bluetooth console
On-screen manuals, tutorials, help sheets, unlimited free technical support
Outstanding reliability, zero scheduled maintenance, 10 years legacy support
Optional linear track
Support for ROS, LabView, Matlab etc.