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Easily use, open to DIY. Build you own digital fabrication system on desktop. 3D print, laser engrave/cut, pick/place, imagine more!
Easily use, open to DIY. Build you own digital fabrication system on desktop. 3D print, laser engrave/cut, pick/place, imagine more!
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Robotic arms no longer belong only to Sci-Fi movies or automotive factories. In fact, they have become part of daily life for makers, hobbyists and businesses. 

However until now, collaborative robotic arms with industrial level accuracy and professional quality have been prohibitively expensive. That's why we want to make a difference by introducing Z-Arm!
    

Z-Arm, Pro Collaborative Robotic Arm
Z-Arm, Pro Collaborative Robotic Arm

 

     
Z-Arm is a desktop workstation robotic arm with incredible repeatable accuracy, durability and built-in safety features for makers, business owners, or anyone with an interest in robotics. 

It is incredibly versatile and can be equipped to deal with a nearly unlimited number of tasks, including cutting, 3D printing, soldering, parts assembly and more.
     

Powerful, agile & precise
Powerful, agile & precise

      

    

With interchangeable heads, you can reply on Z-Arm for many tasks. Here are a few examples of how Z-Arm can help you to build and create.
    

3D printing, Engraving, Drilling, Laser cutting, and more...
3D printing, Engraving, Drilling, Laser cutting, and more...

 

Multiple Z-Arm Cooperation
Multiple Z-Arm Cooperation

 

3D Printing
3D Printing

 

Laser Engraving
Laser Engraving

 

Laser Engraving
Laser Engraving

 

Picking Water
Picking Water

 

Making Toast
Making Toast

 

Decorating Coffee
Decorating Coffee

  

Beats you on games...
Beats you on games...

     

 

 

         

     
 

   
With 0.02mm precision, a velocity of 430 degrees per second, 2kg workload and 400mm maximum reach, Z-Arm makes a perfect desktop workstation. Besides those incredible specs and great price, Z-Arm is also the first collaborative robotic arm designed for individual users. 

Collaborative robotics are designed with safety features to work in conjunction with humans. These features are essential for a safe work space and creating efficient collaborative processes.
     

 

 

   
In spite of its compact all-metal-body, Z-Arm has an incredibly large working area thanks to its 3rd arm that has a complete 360-degree reach. This makes it more useful and creates more versatility for a wide variety of different tasks.
  

Rotation of 360 Degrees
Rotation of 360 Degrees

    
We also designed a electric gripper which can perform tasks requiring a lot of precision.
    

Gipping Fragile Items with Ease
Gipping Fragile Items with Ease

      

0.02mm Repeatability
0.02mm Repeatability

 

 

    

  
One of the biggest problems with the robotic arms that exist on the market today is the complexity of using them. They often require a high degree of programming knowledge or an intimate understanding of proprietary systems.

We wanted to change all that and make robotics easy enough for anyone to use. We designed Z-Arm with simple App controls. You can get started in seconds with a user-friendly smartphone App that makes working with Z-Arm simple. 

To make it even easier, we also added an important Handhold Teaching feature to Z-Arm, giving users the ability to program repeatable actions by hand-guiding the position of the arms manually, a great timesaver!
  

Control by PC
Control by PC

 

Control by APP
Control by APP

  

APP on smartphone
APP on smartphone

 

APP on tablet
APP on tablet

 

For 3D printer, we will provide a software on PC which could translate G-code to Z-Arm via Ethernet.

For laser engraving and cutting, we will also provide a software on PC and phone/pad, just input the picture, you will get the engraving/cuttting results on your selected materails.

And also we will provide all core library files to backers, it is free, like .dll(Windows platform), .jar(android platform), you can use these files to develop your own 3D software/Laser engraving and cutting software or other application software, you don't need to care about how to control robot motion, just focus on the applications you want

After pledge, feel free to contact us when you need APIs descriptions, and we are opened to discuss with you about the APIs definition, let's know what you think, we are looking forward to your ideas which make our products better

 

  
Building a tool as advanced as Hitbot requires a lot of dedicated work and testing. We have applied our many years of experience in the automation field and taken the time necessary to develop the most user-friendly, precise and reliable robotic arm possible.

 

 

 

                                                     With 0.02mm Precision & 2kg Workload

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Risks and challenges

With our team`s rich experience in the robotic developing and manufacturing industry, we are very confident with our process and production schedule for Z-Arm.

However, we also know that hidden obstacles and challenges often occur. Because of that, we’ve made sure to account for some amount of craziness or unforeseen problems that may occur in our schedule. If something does go wrong, we promise to keep our backers updated and informed about any issues and about the way in which we are solving them.

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    Extra $399 for any one of type III tool head.

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    Extra $399 for any one of type III tool head.

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    Extra $59 for any one of type I tool head,
    Extra $149 for any one of type II tool head,
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    Extra $499 for Rail,
    Extra $4999 for Mobility Platform.

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    Extra $59 for any one of type I tool head,
    Extra $149 for any one of type II tool head,
    Extra $399 for any one of type III tool head.

    Extension:
    Extra $249 to upgrade for 310 mm vertical height,
    Extra $499 for Rail,
    Extra $4999 for Mobility Platform.

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    Add-on, if you want to include please pledge:
    Extra $59 for any one of type I tool head,
    Extra $149 for any one of type II tool head,
    Extra $399 for any one of type III tool head.

    Extension:
    Extra $249 to upgrade for 310 mm vertical height,
    Extra $499 for Rail,
    Extra $4999 for Mobility Platform.

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    Add-on, if you want to include please pledge:
    Extra $59 for any one of type I tool head,
    Extra $149 for any one of type II tool head,
    Extra $399 for any one of type III tool head.

    Extension:
    Extra $249 to upgrade for 310 mm vertical height,
    Extra $499 for Rail,
    Extra $4999 for Mobility Platform.

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    • Z-Arm
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    • Tool Head - Type III
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    Extra $149 for any one of type II tool head,
    Extra $399 for any one of type III tool head.

    Extension:
    Extra $249 to upgrade for 310 mm vertical height,
    Extra $499 for Rail,
    Extra $4999 for Mobility Platform.

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    • Tool Head - Type III
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