ST Robotics Offers 11-Axis Tandem Robot System for under $20,000

Tandem R125 features two 5-axis vertically articulated robot arms mounted to programmable carousel. Also included are 2 interconnected K11R robot controllers enabling communications to synchronize motions of both robots or allowing robots to alternate turns while performing one task. RoboForth II software, teach pad, equipment interfacing, and cables are included in industrial system.

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: 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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