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"Reliable automated arm that has been a workhorse for us."
Thermo Scientific* F3 robot system is designed for light payload applications and provides an articulated robot arm with six degrees of freedom, plus a powerful, multitasking controller.
The Thermo Scientific F3 Robot System sets a new standard for "human-scale" robots, delivering a powerful combination of high speed, reliability, ease of use, and value. It dramatically increases walk-away time and reduces human error by automating container handling for a wide variety of instruments and devices. The F3 can carry payloads up to 3kg, enabling it to carry multiple containers at once.
The arm of the Thermo Scientific F3 Robot System communicates with its external controller, sensors and other devices along a dedicated communication network, eliminating the masses of wires required by traditional robots. The F3 arm can store position data for up to eight weeks, even if the robot and controller are disconnected. The Thermo Scientific C500C controller features include a true multitasking operating system, a sophisticated trajectory planner, 16 digital inputs, 12 digital outputs, one analog input, four relay outputs, two serial ports, an emergency stop button, and support for an optional Thermo Scientific Teach Pendant.