- February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017 - - ST Robotics announced the addition of the ST R17HS – a version of their five-axis vertically articulated R17 robot arm.
The ST R17HS uses brushless servomotors and boasts an effective reach of 750mm, a repeatability of 0.2 mm and a maximum speed after acceleration of 480 deg/sec in the robot’s waist, elbow, hand and wrist, with a shoulder speed of 300 deg/sec.
The package includes the R17HS robot arm, the K11R controller, RoboForth II software, teach pad, 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. This industrial robot system can be unpacked and programmed in a few hours, yet it is capable of intricate tasks. Applications include testing, sample handling and machine feeding. The mean time between failures (MTBF) is 10,000 hours and typically over a million cycles.