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  • What is a collaborative robot? What are the characteristics of Elite robots?
  • The basic definition of ISO TS 15066 (Technical Specification for Collaborative Robots): Collaborative robots are a branch of industrial robots. The English translation is Collaborative Robot and the abbreviated version is COBOT. A simple way of understanding is that collaborative robots allow the robot and thee human to carry out their own during collaboration in the same workspace to complete a certain task.

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Elite collaborative robots compared to traditional industrial robots?
  • More advanced: Combined with the concept of collaboration, robots and humans share the same workspace and cooperate to complete production tasks;

    Safer: Self-developed collision detection function, paired with safety parameter settings, can protect people and robots from being harmed without additional safety equipment;

    More economical: fast return on investment, suitable for production of SMEs, can help improve competitiveness.

    The light weight and low power consumption design make collaborative robots slightly inferior to traditional industrial robots in terms of high speed and accuracy.

  • What is Elite's position in the field of collaborative robots?
  • Elite Robot was established in September 2016. It is an innovative elite enterprise that was founded in 2016 by a group of PhDs from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tsinghua University and Columbia University. Elite Robot’s R & D Center is located in Zhongguancun, Beijing’s central area, with about 50 R & D personnel, among which more than 90% are holding a master’s degree or above, all from renowned universities at home and abroad. The core team has more than 15 years of R & D experience in robotics. At the same time, Elite has nearly 10,000 square meters in Suzhou Industrial Park as its production R & D base. The base has been put into production of all types of industrial robots since March 2018 and its annual output can reach 5000 units.

  • What types of Elite collaborative robots are available? How to select the most suitable type for on-site application?
  • Elite robot currently has three models, EC63, EC66 and EC612, with varying robot load capacities of 3 kg, 6 kg and 12 kg. (For specific data, please refer to the technical parameter table)

  • What are the characteristics of the mechanical design of the Elite robotic arm?
  • The robot arm of Elite Robot is designed as a 6-axis articulated robot arm, similar to a human arm, and each joint adopts a modular design. For example: the three joints of the wrist of the EC63 robot are the same model, and the three joints of the base shoulder and elbow are also the same model, so that only two spare joints are required as spare parts, which can cover the joints of the entire robotic arm. In addition, each joint supports ± 360 ° rotation, so that the working space of the robot arm can be a complete spherical shape. 

  • How to quickly learn to use Elite robots?
  • Elite's official website provides video tutorials for quick start and basic operations for your reference. In addition, we also conduct regular offline training courses (refer our official website or WeChat account for the course schedule). As long as you have basic knowledge of electrical automation, you can master and have no trouble using Elite robots.

  • How does the ELITE ROBOTS realize the drag-move teaching function?
  • Based on its own dynamic model and control algorithm, the Elite collaborative robot can realize the smooth drag-move function, which can be turned on by the button at the end of the robotic arm end button (see the figure below)

    The drag-move function can also be enabled through the system settings (see the figure below)

  • What coordinate systems does ELITE ROBOTS have? How is it used?
  • Elite robot is a 6-joint robot, using the right-hand rule Cartesian coordinate system. Elite robot comes with two coordinate systems, one is the base coordinate system, and the other is the tool coordinate system (see the figure below). The base and the tool coordinate system cannot be deleted or changed.

    Elite robot also supports customized user coordinate system, which can be established through three-point teaching (see the figure below)

  • How does ELITE ROBOTS communicate with the outside world?
  • Elite Robot has two communication methods: Point-to-point (hard-wired) IO signal communication, basing on RS485 serial port / ModbusRTU bus communication and basing on Ethernet (network cable) TCPIP / ModbusTCP bus communication. Point-to-point communication has two connection ports: IO signal connection terminals inside the control box (including 16 digital input and output signals, as well as 2 analog input and output signals, and 4 safety signals); in addition, a 12 Pin aviation connector at the tool end, providing 2 digital input and output signals, 1 analog input and output signal and 1 485 signal

  • The motion range of ELITE ROBOTS is a complete spherical shape. Does it have a blind spot?
  • The 6 joints of the Elite robot have the ability to rotate within ± 360 °, so the working space is a complete spherical space within the working range of the robot (see the figure below); but pay attention to the following points:The 6 joints of the Elite robot have the ability to rotate within ± 360 °, so the working space is a complete spherical space within the working range of the robot (see the figure below); but pay attention to the following points:

    1) When the robot moves close to its arm span limit, its posture can no longer be changed arbitrarily;

    2) Try to avoid the end of the robotic arm passing through the cylinder space directly above and below the base of the robotic arm. This will cause a certain joint to move too fast when the end motion is very slow, which will cause the robot motor to trigger an alarm.

    In addition, in some special positions in the space, the robot will generate "singular points" during linear motion, which will cause the robot to not be able to complete the trajectory. You can avoid this problem by switching to the joint motion mode or modifying the robot's posture.

  • How is the load capacity of ELITE ROBOTS? What is the effect of overloading?
  • The load capacity of Elite EC series robots are 3 kg, 6 kg and 12 kg respectively. It is worth noting that the maximum allowable payload depends on the center of gravity offset. The gravity offset is defined as the distance between the center of the robot flange and the center of gravity of the end effector. The maximum speed of the robot and the accuracy of the optimal motion trajectory are obtained through rigorous testing under the maximum allowable load.

  • How does ELITE ROBOTS perform maintenance? How is it different from the traditional industrial robots?
    1. As a lightweight collaborative robot, Elite robots are relatively easy to maintain. The main maintenance tasks include: safety function check: once every 6 months, testing the functions of emergency stop button, free drag-move mode and safety IO (if set) and collision detection;
    2. visual inspection, whether the joint is contaminated or corroded, whether the seal protection ring is worn, whether the cable of the robot arm and the control box, the cable of the teaching pendant and the control box are worn; whether the cooling fan is blocked by opening the control box, if so, it needs to be cleaned.

    Compared with traditional industrial robots, Elite collaborative robots use maintenance-free and absolute encoder settings, thus eliminating the need to regularly change the gearbox lubricant and encoder battery.

  • Can Elite robots be used with AGV trolleys?
  • In the automation transformation of the logistics industry, it is a very popular trend for lightweight collaborative robots to be equipped with AGV trolleys, to realize the full advantages of robots and AGVs to quickly complete the transfer and delivery of materials. Elite robots are lightweight with low power consumption, DC-powered, safe and easy to deploy, making them the first choice for AGV trolleys. The AGV needs to provide power for the movement of the robotic arm, that is, to provide sufficient power to the robotic arm through the AGV battery to start the robotic arm and ensure that it is working properly. Elite robot control box supports 18-70VDC power supply. The peak current is about 20A (48V), so please choose a power supply with appropriate power.

  • Do Elite robots have sensors?
  • Elite EC series robots do not have force control sensors. The robot monitors in real time the changes of the torque (current) received by each joint to achieve collision detection and free drag-move.

  • Can Elite robots be installed at any angle? Is there any need to modify system parameters?
  • Elite EC series robots can be installed at any angle (see the figure below)

    The robot uses a self-identifying dynamic model to ensure that the arm moves smoothly and accurately and supports itself when it is in free drag-move mode. For this reason, it is important that the robot is properly installed.

    在示On the teaching pendant, click {System} {System Configuration} {Installation Settings} to enter the following interface:

  • What other security settings does ELITE ROBOTS have?
  • Elite collaborative robots always put safety in the first place. First of all, EC series robots also have external emergency stop and safe stop functions, just like traditional industrial robots. In addition, the built-in collision detection function enables the robot to ensure the safety of personnel without sacrificing the beat. Users can also set the interference zone range to limit the maximum working range of each joint, or the maximum movement range of the end tool, which is equivalent to a virtual fence. By doing the things above, an acceptable and safe collaborative robot system can be obtained on site.

  • How does ELITE ROBOTS exchange files with a PC?
  • After the Elite robot controller is connected to the PC via a network cable, you need to access the controller's internal files through an FTP software. Take FileZilla as an example: After the PC and the control box successfully establish a connection (ping), open the FTP software. Enter the correct host IP address, username, password, and port number (as shown below).

  • How reliable is the ELITE ROBOTS? What are the user precautions?
  • Elite robots have a designed lifespan of 25,000 hours. Each robot undergoes rigorous quality testing before it leaves the factory. The purpose of the test is to detect component failures and assembly failures. The robot can only leave the factory when it passes all the tests. The key parts of the robot are products from well-known brands in order to ensure quality and reliability.

    Users are advised to adhere to Elite's technical specifications and user manuals when using the robot. Do not overload, and correctly install, set up wires, and configure settings. 

  • How are the technical support and technical service capabilities of ELITE ROBOTS in China?
  • Elite Robot will wholeheartedly provide users with comprehensive technical support and training. We have a maintenance center and a spare parts warehouse in Suzhou, which can quickly respond to maintenance and spare parts demands. We have training centers in both Shanghai and Shenzhen, which can provide users with technical training and practical exercises during various stages. If you have special needs or questions, please contact our technical support email: We will answer your technical questions in a quick and professional manner.

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