Pledge: Robot arm cable

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The Staubli Robot Arm needs a controller to robot and a power cable.

Pledge leader: mentar


  • Pledge paid, parts ordered

The Item (original pledge)

On 7 June 2013 we got an industrial grade Staubli robot arm. The reason we got it is because the donor, Queen Mary's University no longer had the cable for it and got quoted over £3k to replace it. We have been in contact with Staubli and managed to reduce the cost and the best we managed to get was the following

The discounted price for the cable is £2,025.75 + Delivery.

It comes with an engineer and full test of the robot.

It also comes sale or return, but return will incur a restocking fee of £675.75 as we need to deal with Paris, not the UK.

Yep folks, that's over £2k for a cable. The alternative is for us to make our own! Paddy has managed to get a list of all the parts and the cost should be around £294.76 + a lot of soldering, crimping and patience. It's important to note that even if we make the cable all correctly there is no guarantee the robot will work but the donor assured us it was working fine before the cable was misplaced. There are at least 3 of us who really want to get the robot working and are willing to put the effort in as it's an amazing piece of kit with +-0.02mm tolerance for the end effector! i.e. it can be used for a lot of uses including:

  • 3D printing (maybe even similar to mataerial)
  • 3D sculpting
  • precision drilling (e.g. PCBs)
  • pick and place machine for SMT components
  • stirring your tea

Full list

Part_Number Description Quantity
09330062702 HAN 6E FEMALE INSERT (CRIMP) 1
09330006207 HAN E FEMALE CONTACT 4.0MM2 10
19300060446 HAN 6E HOOD M25 1
19000005091 CABLE GLAND M25 9-18MM 1
09380423001 HAN K 6/36 MALE INSERT 1
09320006109 HAN HSC MALE CONTACT 10.0mm 10
09150006106 R15 HAN D MALE CONTACT 2.5mm 40
09160723011 HAN 72 DD-STI-C (73-144) 1
09150006306 HAN D M GT CONTACT 2.50mm/awg14 100
09161083101 HAN DD 108 WAY FEMALE (001-108) 1
09150006206 R15HAN D CONTACT FEMALE 2.5mm 60
09150006406 HAN D F GT CONTACT 2.50mm/awg14 100


Running total: £342.5

Approximate target: £342.5

Target achieved! Please pay in your pledges into the hackspace(viewable on the membership page) account and make sure to use the reference ROBOTARM, once paid please mark them as PAID above. Thanks

Paid: £342.5