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Meca500 Six-Axis Industrial Robot Arm

Want to optimize your project with the world’s smallest, most precise six-axis industrial robot arm? Discover the robot arm automation component.

What makes the Meca500 industrial robotic arm unique? Unlike most other industrial robots—which are usually complex stand-alone systems—the Meca500 is a plug-and-work automation component. Our robot is a slave component rather than a master, which makes it very easy to integrate via any computer or PLC. The Meca500 doesn’t require any training courses, software installations, or additional option purchases. It’s that simple!

Meca500's power supply

Key Benefits

What are the benefits of using the Meca500 small industrial robot arm?

Minimize footprint

The Meca500 is smaller than any industrial robot arm. Featuring an embedded controller, it is also unbelievably compact.

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.

Facilitate robot arm 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.

Benefit from 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.

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Benefits

Lower industrial robot arm integration costs

01
Low initial cost

The small industrial robot arm comes with lifetime firmware updates and requires no software licenses.

02
No maintenance costs

With 24/7 maintenance-free operation, there is no need for battery or oil replacements.

03
Cheaper factory space

Our Meca500’s tiny footprint enables a lower space per unit cost.

04
Cheaper logistics

Quick and easy integration means reduced installation and training costs.

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Specifications

Robot arm

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

Controller

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.

Precision

Our precision robot arm is equipped with the market’s highest quality zero-backlash speed reducers and high-resolution encoders. Its structural components are precision machined, precision assembled, and inspected at Mecademic. The robot features unmatched repeatability.

Repeatability: 0.005 mm

Operation

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

Power supply and safety

The 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

Power supply with safety module for the Meca500 robot
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