ST Robotics Announces New Low Cost Tandem Robot System
The two-armed robot system is available for under $20k
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Oct 31, 2012

ST Robotics announced today the latest addition to their R12 robot product line, the Tandem R125, a low cost two-armed robot system.

The impressive Tandem R125 is comprised of two 5-axis vertically articulated robot arms which are mounted to a programmable carousel.  The two robot controllers are interconnected, enabling communications to synchronize the motions of the two robots moving together; or allowing the robots to cooperatively alternate turns while performing one task.
 
“Unlike other manufacturers’ recently introduced two-armed robots, ST Robotics’ Tandem R125 is a real industrial system with real industrial programming, and at a fraction of the price,” said David Sands, President and CEO of ST Robotics. “This really does bring two-armed robotics into the realm of small industry”.
 
Customer Francois Auden of Effinov in France agrees: “This product is just amazing!”
 
Including the programmable carousel, ST Robotics’ Tandem R125 robot has a total of 11 axes.  The entire system is available for less than $20,000 and includes everything to get up and running: the two R12 five-axis robot arms mounted on the carousel, two K11R controllers, RoboForth II software, intuitive teach pad, simple interfacing with other equipment, cables, manuals, a two-year warranty and unlimited free technical support.
 
A video of the Tandem R125 robot system used in an industrial deburring application can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXmYz2TOS6Q.  Other models and variations of ST’s Tandem Robots offer two six-axis R12s for a total of 13 axes with a maximum reach up to 1000 mm; an R19 cylindrical format; and linear tracks up to 3m.
 
ST Robotics, widely known for ‘robotics within 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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