Robotics/Automation 2003 Readers’ Choice Award Winner: CataLyst
The Catalyst robot system is available as the CataLyst-5 or the CataLyst-T Track. CataLyst-5 features an articulated robot arm with five degrees of freedom capable of carrying a 2.2 lb payload. Features of the CataLyst-5 C500C controller include a true multitasking operating system, trajectory planner capable of high speed blended motion, 16 digital inputs, 12 digital outputs, one analog input, four relay outputs, two serial ports, an emergency stop button, and support for an optional Teach Pendant. CataLyst-T Track features a linear track that significantly extends the work envelope of the CataLyst-5, with standard track lengths available from one to five meters.