Mecademic Robots

Discover the world’s most compact, precise, and easy-to-use small industrial robots from Mecademic.

 
 

Small industrial robot arms as automation components 

Unique to the market, the industrial robot arms from Mecademic are automation components that integrate with any PC or PLC and don’t require a proprietary programming language. Choose simplicity and discover our innovative range of industrial robots


Key Benefits

Optimize your application with plug-and-work industrial robots

Minimize Footprint

The Meca500 is smaller than any industrial robot arm. Featuring an embedded controller, it is also unbelievably compact.  This allows for automation in small and confined spaces

Reduce Tolerances

Built with precision-machined aluminum and zero-backlash gearboxes, the Meca500 is the world’s most precise six-axis robot. It boasts a repeatability of 5 μm.

Gain Flexibility

The robot is easy to mount in any orientation. It automatically compensates for gravity, without requiring any software adjustments. This added flexibility enables easy integration in a wide variety of settings.

Facilitate Integration

The Meca500 is a plug‑and‑work automation component, easy to interface with any computer or PLC. Easily operate the robot using any programming language you prefer.


PCB Shield Insertion

Proof of Concept utilizing a Mecademic robot. The system incorporates an Arduino microcontroller to control the process.  The robot is tasked with snapping the shield into the PCB in 3 places.  A load cell feeds back the force to ensure the necessary force is achieved but not exceeded.  A Micro Epsilon laser sensor attached to the robot then measures the height of the shield and the PCB at each insertion location and calculates the height to ensure the proper insertion depth has been achieved.

 
 

Industrial Robotic Automation Made Easy

Mecademic’s goal is to facilitate the use and accessibility of industrial robotic automation in a wide range of industries and applications. Learn how to improve flexibility and throughput while minimizing costs with our industrial robot arms.

Specifications

When fully extended, the length of the small industrial robot arm is about 330 mm.

Reach: 260 mm (see diagram below)

Payload: 0.5 kg rated (max. 1 kg)

Weight: 4.5 kg

Mounting: any orientation

Repeatability: 0.005mm

The Meca500’s controller is embedded in its palm-sized base. There is no bulky controller cabinet, no teach pendant, and no messy cables. With its tiny footprint, the Meca500 is ideal for small, confined spaces.

he Meca500 comes with an external 24V power supply that has an embedded safety module with an E-Stop and safety I/O interface. The power supply can be connected to any standard electrical outlet.

Supply voltage: 90-264VAC, 50-60 Hz, single phase

Safety module: Cat. 3 / PL d

Simply connect the robot to any computer or PLC via the Ethernet cable provided, and use a programming language of your choice (Java, C#, Python, etc.). The robot can also be controlled by most PLCs using either Ladder or Structured Text.

Users may communicate with the robot via EtherCAT, ensuring guaranteed response times. Alternatively, users may send Mecademic's proprietary commands to the robot arm (as parsed strings) over TCP/IP. The commands are typical robot instructions such as MoveLin(x,y,z,α,β,γ). Similarly, the robot's controller sends back strings with various types of feedback.

The robot’s controller features an intuitive web interface for operation. It can be accessed via any web browser.

Communication protocols: TCP/IP, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP

Applications

Machine Tending

Looking for a compact automated machine tending solution? Learn how to save production space and costs with our automation robots.

Inspection and Testing

Need to test your product or accurately displace sensors? Improve your automated inspection system with Mecademic’s precise and space-efficient robot arms.

Material Handling

Need to automate pick and place tasks like material handling, bin picking, kitting, or packaging? Discover our small and compact industrial robots.

Assembly

Automate robotic assembly with Mecademic’s precise and compact robot arms. Learn how to add flexibility to your assembly-line design and reduce tolerances. 

Micro-Manipulation

Automate robotic assembly with Mecademic’s precise and compact robot arms. Learn how to add flexibility to your assembly-line design and reduce tolerances. 

Dispensing

Looking to improve product quality? Automate robotic dispensing of sealants, adhesives, lubricants, and more with Mecademic’s precise and compact robots.


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