3 Assembly & Setup

3.1 Requirements

The RO1 has the following utilities requirements:

Utility Requirement
Electrical 90 ~ 264VAC, 47-63Hz, 15 A maximum at 120VAC.
Internet Wi-Fi or RJ45 (Ethernet) wired connection for remote updates and support.
Floor 200 PSI capacity rating. Depending on application a floor capable of supporting lagging may be required.

3.2 Lifting the RO1

Proper lifting techniques should be observed when lifting the RO1 robot or controller. Improper lifting can cause strains, sprains, and other serious injuries to the back, neck, shoulders, and other parts of the body.

To lift properly, start by standing close to the object with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend at the knees and keep your back straight as you lift with your legs, not your back. Hold the object close to your body and avoid twisting your body while lifting or carrying the object. If the object is too heavy, ask for help or use equipment such as a dolly or forklift.

Remember to always warm up before lifting and take breaks when necessary to avoid fatigue. It’s also important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear that provides adequate support.

By following these guidelines and using proper lifting techniques, you can reduce your risk of injury and stay safe while handling heavy objects.

3.3 Setting Up the Caster Base

To assemble and set up the caster base:

  1. Install and fasten the 4 included leveling casters into the slots along one of the rectangular frames.
  2. Flip it over, then place the pillar. Align and fasten one side using the 8-hole plate.
  3. Fasten remaining sides of pillar
  4. Attach 4 of the 12-hole corner brackets to the side of the pillar, fastening only the upper screws.
  5. Attach each set from step 4 to opposite sides of the pillar. then level the pillar and make sure the bottom is flush with the bracket (using the SB-922 align tool).
  6. Now tightly fasten all of the screws on the corner brackets.
  7. Tightly fasten the 8-hole plate on the back.
  8. Tightly fasten the 8-hole plate on the front.
  9. Loosely assemble 2x frames with 12-hole plate and fasten both assemblies from step 8 to the pillar.
  10. Place the U-frame onto base.
  11. Loosely fasten two of the 12 hole plates to the U-frame
  12. Loosely fasten the 8-hole plate to U-frame. Raise one frame and tightly fasten to the 8-hole plate. Finally, tightly fasten the 8-hole plate to the U-Frame, and tightly fasten both frames.
  13. Tightly fasten 2x 12-hole plates onto the U-frame.
  14. Tightly fasten 2x corner brackets to the U-frame.
  15. Tightly fasten 2x 8-hole plates to the pillar.
  16. Tightly fasten 5x cable tie mounts to the pillar.
  17. Tightly fasten the front bracket to the U-Frame .

3.4 Connecting Control Box, Mounting and Unmounting Arm

3.4.1 Orientation

The RO1 only attaches to the base in one orientation. The orientation is shown by the X and Y markings on the baseplate, which line up with the tooltip orientation in the Move Robot view as shown:

Base Orientation
Move Robot Orientation

It is possible to rotate the robot in 90 degree increments by rotating the base plate.

3.4.2 Video

3.4.3 Steps

To connect the control box and mount the arm on the base:

  1. First, ensure the leveling feet have been raised on the base.

  2. Lift the control box (with feet attached)

  3. Hook the control box onto the base bracket.

  4. Carefully lift the RO1 onto the base.

    Robot to Base Alignment
  5. Place onto the pillar with the “O” on the robot base lined up with the triangle indicator shown above.

  6. Rotate it clockwise until the “O” on the robot base lines up with the matching “O” indicator shown above.

  7. Secure the RO1 base joint using five M8 30mm screws.

  8. Connect the RO1 USB-C cable to the base joint. Connect the RO1 power and data cables to the base joint.

  9. Use cable ties to restrain the cables to the pillar.

  10. At the bottom of the control box, connect the RO1 power and data cables to the control box, as well as the USB cable. Connect the IEC (power) cable and lock it with the clip.

  11. Press the power button on the top of the control box to start the RO1.

3.4.4 Mounting Base Diagram:

Mounting Base Diagram

3.5 Setting up Tablet

The included iPad is used to configure, control, and program the RO1. Here’s how to get it set up:

  1. Take the iPad out of the box and turn it on.
  2. If prompted at any point, enter the default passcode of “0000”.
  3. Open the “Settings” app on the iPad, then configure your network. If you are using Wi-Fi, there is a “Wi-Fi” section. If you are using an Ethernet adapter, an additional option to configure Ethernet should appear in the right sidebar.
  4. Navigate to the home screen (by pressing the bottom button, if the iPad has one, or swiping up from the bottom, if it doesn’t). Open the Standard Bots app.
  5. Tap “Add Robot” on the home screen.
  6. The iPad will search for the robot over Bluetooth. Make sure the RO1 is turned on and has the included antennaes screwed on. Once the RO1 shows up, choose it from the list and proceed.
  7. The app will ask you to enter your network credentials again. You can configure the robot to connect over Wi-Fi or Ethernet, regardless of how your tablet is connected.
  8. The app will also walk you through setting a PIN and choosing a name for your RO1.
  9. After setup is completed, you can connect to your bot.
  10. Once connect you can reset the estop (if required), unbrake, and begin jogging the robot. Refer to Section 5 for more details on operating the robot and constructing routines.

3.6 Unmounting & Transporting

3.6.1 Warnings

3.6.2 Before transportation:

The RO1 control box has an integrated handle for ease of transportation. Ensure all cables are disconnected from the RO1 control box before moving or shipping the control box. Ensure RO1 control box is well packaged, preferable in the original packaging, before shipping the RO1 control box.

3.6.3 Unmounting the Arm From Base

  1. Ensure the robot is powered off, unplugged and in the desired position before removing, if needed follow the above instructions to get the robot in the proper position.
  2. Have 1 person steady the robot while the other removes the bolts.
  3. Use a 4mm Allen key, remove the 5 M8 top down bolts around the robot base.
  4. Ensure the robot is support, then have both people lightly twist the robot counter clockwise.
  5. The robot will unlock from the base

3.7 Connecting End Effectors

3.7.1 Mechanical Connection

The RO1 robot uses a modified version of the standard ISO 9409-1-50-4-M6 50 mm ISO robot flange pattern. The RO1 offers four locations for the locating pin, where the ISO 9409-1-50-4-M6 standard offers 1 pin location. Any tool that follows the standard 50mm pattern will mount to the RO1 robot flange. A diagram of the mounting pattern is shown below.

Tool Flange

3.7.2 Fully Integrated Tools

Standard Bots supports full integration with the following tools. These tools can be fully controlled using standard instructions in the Standard Bots Routine Editor.

Follow the instructions provided with the tooling to connect the tooling to the robot flange, and connect the wire to the provided connector at the end of the robot arm.

3.7.3 Other Supported Tools

In addition to the above tools, Standard Bots generally supports most tools that mount to the 50 mm flange and that support 24VDC discrete control. Please contact Standard Bots support for assistance with confirming tooling compatibility.

3.8 Control Box Inputs and Outputs

3.8.1 Digital Inputs and Outputs

The RO1 control box supports 16 24VDC digital inputs and 16 24VDC digital outputs. The signals are sourcing or PNP. The digital outputs support up to 0.7 amps of output, for larger capacity use the digital outputs from the robot to drive a relay coil to a separate power source.

Example of wiring a proximity sensor into the RO1 control box:

Digital Input Wiring

Example of wiring a pneumatic valve into the RO1 control box:

Digital Output Wiring

3.8.2 Analog Inputs and Outputs

The RO1 control box has 4 analog outputs and 2 analog inputs available on the control box. These are currently unsupported.