ST Robotics six-axis arm has reach of 500 mm
ST Robotics' R12-six is a vertically articulated six-axis robot arm for applications such as testing, sample handling, and machine feeding.
The R12-six is a vertically articulated six-axis robot arm for applications such as testing, sample handling, and machine feeding. The robotic arm has an effective reach of 500 mm and employs lightweight, high-efficiency digital motors driven by steel-reinforced, polyurethane timing belts. Optional incremental optical encoders offer high integrity. The hand incorporates a mounting plate for grippers, vacuum cups, and other attachments. Options include pneumatic, electric, and vacuum grippers, and expandable I/O.
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ST Robotics Introduces the R12-six: A remarkably low-cost six-axis, articulated robot arm.
PRINCETON, NJ - ST Robotics announced the introduction of their new R12-six 6-axis, vertically articulated robot arm -- a technological and economical breakthrough in bench-top robotics. This robust, self-contained, industrial robot system can be unpacked and programmed in just a few hours. Applications include testing, sample handling and machine feeding.
ST’s R12-six, while a remarkably low-cost entry into the industrial robotics market, is thoroughly capable of the most complex tasks due to its exceptional intelligence, speed, accuracy, reliability, adaptability and ease of programming. It has an effective reach of 500mm and utilizes new, light-weight, high-efficiency digital motors driven by steel-reinforced, polyurethane timing belts. Also of note are the optional, incremental, optical encoders that provide unsurpassed integrity, plus a versatile “hand” that incorporates a mounting plate for grippers, vacuum cups, etc.
“The R12-six is the most cost-effective, 6-axis robot on the market today for professional use,” said David Sands, President and CEO of ST Robotics. “Based on our successful 5-axis design, the 6-axis option gives users the flexibility and motion required for more demanding tasks -- at an unparalleled price.”
ST Robotics has unveiled an unprecedented internet offer through June 30, 2012, that enables companies to acquire a complete, ready-to-use, R12-six Robot System for just US$8650. This limited-time package price includes the R12-six robot arm, the new K11R controller, RoboForth II software, intuitive teach pad, simple interfacing with other equipment, cables, manuals, a two-year warranty and unlimited free technical support. Options include pneumatic, electric and vacuum grippers, and expandable I/O. As with all ST Robotics products, the exceptional manuals and support provided make installation and programming surprisingly easy.
ST Robotics, widely known for “maximizing your physical and fiscal reach”, has offices in Princeton, New Jersey and Cambridge, England. One of the first manufacturers of bench-top robot arms, ST Robotics has been providing affordable, easy-to-use, ready-to-go, boxed robots for nearly 30 years. ST’s robots are utilized the world over by companies and institutions such as Lockheed-Martin, Amazon, Motorola, Honeywell, MIT, NASA, Pfizer and Sony, to name a few. The numerous applications for ST’s robots benefit the manufacturing, nuclear, pharmaceutical, laboratory and semiconductor industries.
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