Barr and Paatz is offering a five-axis articulated robot package, especially compiled for technical training at universities, quality control and sample handling in medical and research laboratories.
The package is also suitable for other applications where a compact, electrically powered robot is required.
Offered at a substantial discount off the list price, the company's academic/research bundle comprises a Mitsubishi RV-2AJ robot, a 64-bit controller with a PC interface, an electrical gripper, a handheld teach pendant and connection cable set.
As part of the package, Barr and Paatz is also offering a free version of its own programming software, plus free telephone support and technical advice.
According to Stirling Paatz, managing director of the company, the Mitsubishi RV-2AJ robot trainer incorporates a highly compact design and a flexible reach, making it suitable for university, laboratory and research use, while it is also the entry point for a range of robots used in the automotive industry and other manufacturing sectors.
Featuring a slimline design, compact lines and an installation footprint no larger than an A5 sheet of paper, the Mitsubishi RV-2AJ is suitable for bench-top applications in the classroom or laboratory.
With a maximum payload of 2.5kg, five degrees of freedom, a precision repeatability of +/-0.02mm and a reach of 482mm, it is suitable for component or sample handling and placement in confined spaces.
Equipped with an electrical gripper set, it has no need for a compressed-air supply and all cables are routed internally to prevent snagging.
Absolute position encoders are fitted to all axis servomotors, enabling the robot to start work as soon as it is powered up.
Included with the academic/research package is a Mitsubishi CR1 controller with an A4 footprint, a PC interface and a 64-bit processor for controlling axial, linear and 3D motions and multitasking with up to 88 programs.
There is also a handheld teach pendant, providing multifunction control and programming for the Mitsubishi RV-series robot, featuring a bright 6.5in (16.5cm) touch-screen display.
Its intuitive interface makes it simple to control robot movements, program in teach mode and perform extensive diagnostics, according to the company.