Robotic Arms

Robotic arms are machines that are programmed to perform a job. They include joints and functionality that resembles the motion of a human arm. Robotic arms are benchtop-mounted, mechanical devices which are controlled electronically.

Why use a robotic arm?
Robot arms are ideal for operations which are repetitive or require high accuracy. They are also ideal for applications which could also be dangerous for human contact. Robotic arms are fast, accurate and reliable, and can be programmed to perform different operations.

What are they made up of?
The main part of a robot arm is the controller. It is essentially the brain of the arm and uses the programming information to control the robot. The arm also consists of joints such as the arm, shoulder, and elbow. When used together in different positions, the joints allow the end attachment/effector to move around as required.
Other parts include motors, encoders and digital servos. Some robotic arms also include sensors for feeding back information.

Robotics Attachments
Robot arm kits often come with different attachments to help perform. For example, grippers or suction cups to help pick up and carry objects. Robot end effector is the name given to the attachments that interact with the application.

Types of robotic arm:
Cartesian/Gantry - 3 joints that follow the Cartesian coordinates (XYZ)
Cylindrical - Rotary joint and prismatic joint work on a cylindrical axis
Articulated - 3 or more joints with extra freedom for complex operations
Polar/Spherical - twisting joint for full rotation
SCARA - 2 parallel rotary joints for movement in one selected plane.

Where are robot arms used?
Laboratories
Testing & sample handling
Manufacturing
Industrial automation
Automated assembly
Machine feeding
Machine access

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Description Price Number of Axis Maximum Payload Maximum Reach Maximum Speed Positional Repeatability Gripper Type End Effector Weight Supply Voltage
RS Stock No. 124-2692
Mfr. Part No.R17-5-EG17
MYR78,170.49
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units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Electric Parallel 22kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2691
Mfr. Part No.R17-5
MYR71,658.56
Each
units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm - - 22kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2684
Mfr. Part No.R12-5-V12
MYR59,973.45
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units
5 1kg 500mm 0.8m/s 0.1mm Vacuum Suction Cup 12.8kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2700
Mfr. Part No.R17HS-PG17
MYR100,231.70
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units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Pneumatic Parallel 22.5kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2686
Mfr. Part No.R12-6-E1
MYR69,221.02
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units
6 800g 500mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Electric 2 Finger 13kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2688
Mfr. Part No.R12-6-EG12
MYR69,586.51
Each
units
6 800g 500mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Electric Parallel 13kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2697
Mfr. Part No.R17HPL-PG17
MYR92,523.49
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units
5 10kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Pneumatic Parallel 23.1kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2679
Mfr. Part No.R12-5
MYR53,097.71
Each
units
5 1kg 500mm 0.8m/s 0.1mm - - 12.8kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2689
Mfr. Part No.R12-6-PG12
MYR69,221.02
Each
units
6 800g 500mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Pneumatic Parallel 13kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2687
Mfr. Part No.R12-6-E2
MYR69,221.02
Each
units
6 800g 500mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Electric 2 Finger 13kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2699
Mfr. Part No.R17HS-EG17
MYR100,231.70
Each
units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Electric Parallel 22.5kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2683
Mfr. Part No.R12-5-PG12
MYR59,087.56
Each
units
5 1kg 500mm 0.8m/s 0.1mm Pneumatic Parallel 12.8kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2682
Mfr. Part No.R12-5-EG12
MYR59,453.04
Each
units
5 1kg 500mm 0.8m/s 0.1mm Electric Parallel 12.8kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2702
Mfr. Part No.R17HSW
MYR84,682.50
Each
units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm - - 22.5kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2681
Mfr. Part No.R12-5-E2
MYR59,087.56
Each
units
5 1kg 500mm 0.8m/s 0.1mm Electric 2 Finger 12.8kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2694
Mfr. Part No.R17-5-PG17
MYR78,170.49
Each
units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Pneumatic Parallel 22kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2690
Mfr. Part No.R12-6-V12
MYR69,952.00
Each
units
6 800g 500mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Vacuum Suction Cup 13kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2680
Mfr. Part No.R12-5-E1
MYR59,087.56
Each
units
5 1kg 500mm 0.8m/s 0.1mm Electric 2 Finger 12.8kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2696
Mfr. Part No.R17HPL
MYR82,688.98
Each
units
5 10kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm - - 23.1kg 110 / 240V ac
RS Stock No. 124-2704
Mfr. Part No.R17HSW-PG17
MYR91,194.49
Each
units
5 2kg 750mm 0.8m/s 0.2mm Pneumatic Parallel 22.5kg 110 / 240V ac
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