Originally was used by Strathclyde for moving plates with samples
Fairly heavy, maybe 30-40kg
It needs quite a bit of work to get it up and running.
It has 2 boxes, one seems to be a power supply box and the other seems to be the controller, which connects to a computer with RS232
Controller: Motoman XRC (XRC mini?)
Accessories: Teaching pendant with all the controls and an Estop button
The power supply “is apparently originally 3phase, but by the look of it it then immediately goes back to a rectifier and a switching power supply.”
In all these applications, humans can only interact with the robot by passing materials through a hatch in an enclosure that separates the robot work area from the human area. No direct contact while the robot is on.
With a 200 degree per second maximum rotation speed and that weight, this could be our most dangerous item and needs very careful consideration of space and also what guards need to be in place. In addition to speed, even low speed operations could exert substantial torque and break bones if you otherwise get trapped. TODO: investigate safety mechanism for limiting speed and torque. However, these are still controlled by software and can be accidentally overridden, so other precautions need to be taken