The Meca500 is by far the smallest and most compact six-axis industrial robot arm in the world. It is also the most precise one. And 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 options to purchase. It’s that simple!
Position repeatability : 0.005 mm
Robot Weight: 4.6kg
Extremely precise and easy to control, the Meca500 is often the most obvious choice for testing and inspection applications. Scientists can program and control the Meca500 in Python or any other modern programming language directly from their laptop and many complete their application in only a few hours. Chances are that your favorite smartphone or VR headset were designed thanks to our Meca500. But the Meca500 is also used to test very large parts, such as pipes, with the robot arm being mounted on a mobile robot.
Though there are robotic platforms specifically designed for lab automation, the Meca500 is often preferred for handling test samples, when modularity is desired or when footprint is an issue. When larger distances need to be traveled, users employ conveyors or mount the Meca500 on a linear guide.
Reach: 225 mm
Z stroke: 100 mm
Payload: 0.5 kg rated (max. 1 kg)
Weight: 4.3 kg
Tool interface: standard, 8 mm OD
Mounting: Tabletop or ceiling
Maximum XY speed: 3,000 mm/s
Maximum Z speed: 900 mm/s
Maximum orientation speed: 5,000 °/s
The SCARA robot’s controller is embedded in its palm-sized base. There is no bulky controller cabinet, teach pendant, or any messy cables. The robot’s tiny footprint makes it a great choice for small spaces.
This robot is equipped with the market’s best zero-backlash speed reducers and high-resolution encoders. Its structural components are precision machined, precision assembled, and inspected at Mecademic.
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.).
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 a web browser.
Communication protocols: TCP/IP, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP