Why Franka Panda is the best intuitive cobot for small payload applications

March 12, 2022

Considered the worlds most leading collaborative robot brand for research, development, education and high accuracy applications. Discover why today!

7 Degree of Freedom Flexibility

The Panda Robot from Franka Emika Panda is a highly collaborative 7 axis robot with great integration and flexibility options. 

Considered as one of TIME Magazines product of th year 2018, keep reading to find out why the PANDA is considered to be the “GO TO” robots for research and development functions. 

Key Stats: 

Reach: 850mm 

Payload: 3kg

Interfaces: Ethernet TCP/IP for visual intuitive programming with Desk, Input for external enabling device, input for external activation device or a safeguard 

Mounting Flange: DIN ISO 9409-1-A50

Weight: 18kg

Protection Rating: IP30

Pose Repeatability: <+/- 0.1mm

Path Deviation: <+/- 1.25mm 

What comes with a Franka Panda Robot?

Every standard FRANKA PANDA purched through POMO ROBOTICS comes with the following equipment:

  1. Franka Panda 7 Axis
  2. Franka Controller Interface License for single user
  3. Pilot Activation Device
  4. Grippper – 2 Finger
  5. External Activation Device
  6. External Enabling Device
  7. Emeregency ESTOP – Hardwired
  8. Connection Cable 2.5m
  9. Basic Training
  10. Mounting Plate

Extras:

For customers wishing to purchase additional equipment, the following are available:

  1. Cobot Pump – Suction Cup Tool
  2. Bench Clamp

What is an FCI License?

The Franka Controller Interface (FCI) allows a fast and direct low level bi-directional connection to the robot arm and head. It provides the current status of the robot and enables its direct control with an external workstation PC connected via ethernet.

Users can get access to:

  • Gravity & friction compensated joint level torque commands.
  • Joint position or velocity commands.
  • Cartesian pose or velocity commands.

At the same time, you get access to 1 kHz measurements of:

  • Measured joint data, such as the position, velocity and link side torque sensor signals.
  • Estimation of externally applied torques and wrenches.
  • Various collision and contact information.

You get also access robot model library which provides:

  • Forward kinematics of all robot joints.
  • Jacobian matrix of all robot joints.
  • Dynamics: inertia matrix, Coriolis and centrifugal vector and gravity vector

How much does a Franka Panda package cost?

For a standard robot package with the FCI License, Bench clamp and cobot pump: GBP 30,000 + VAT

Contact us today to see how we can help you with better pricing hello@pomorobotics.com

How to set up a Franka Panda robot?

All it takes is 15 minutes!

robot setup with a 2 finger gripper. Dont take our word for it. Our partners at WiredWorks have done it before and can show you how its done.

In Summary: Franka Panda

  1. Franka Panda robots have force sensors on all 7 joints!
  2. FCI Licenses provide you with additional functionality
  3. You can purchase the robot from POMO Robotics for only GBP 30,000 + VAT (we deliver worldwide)