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AX-18A Smart Robotic Arm with USB2Dynamixel

Product Code: AX18AUSB
Excl. VAT: £792.54 Incl. VAT: £951.05
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The AX-18A Smart Robotic arm features more speed and more torque for the user who wants maximum performance from their robotic arm.

The perfect, open source solution for AX series Smart Robotic Arm control using the USB2dynamixel interface / controller

  • (1) AX-18A Robotic Arm Hardware kit with sensor engineered gripper

  • (1) Fully Illustrated Construction Guide

  • (7) AX-18A Servos

  • (1) USB2Dynamixel Controller

  • Fully MATLAB, LABVIEW, Flowstone Compatible!
  • 2 - 3 pound (.907kg) lifting capability
  • Offers more speed and torque than the AX-12A Smart Robotic arm (AX-18A - 18kgf/cm and 97 rpm vs. AX-12A - 15kgf/cm and 59 rpm)
  • The only robotic arms that feature feedback for position, voltage, current and tempertature
  • Rugged, all aluminum construction for maximum accuracy
  • Hard Anodized finish for maximum scratch and corrosion resistance
  • Smooth, sealed, self lubricating ball bearing turntable
  • Fully adjustable initial base angle
  • (3) integrated mounting tabs for easy mounting to a fixed or mobile base
  • (5) Gripper options to choose from
  • Fast 1M bps communication speed.
  • Compatible with ANY micro-controller/computer control system / programming language (Open Source!)
  • Full feedback for position, speed, load, voltage and temperature
  • Full control over position (300 degrees), speed, and torque in 1024 increments
  • Automatic shutdown based on voltage or temperature with status indicator LED
  • Sensor engineered gripper design accepts, pressure sensors, IR detectors, CCD cameras and more!


  • Overall length (from base) - 22.25" (56.51cm)
  • Base height - 1" (2.54cm)
  • Turntable Axis to Axis 2 - 4.875" (12.38cm)
  • Axis 2 to Axis 3 - 6.875" (17.46cm)
  • Axis 3 to axis 4 – 2.625” (6.67cm)
  • Axis 4 to end of gripper (open) – 5.25” (13.33cm)
  • Axis 4 to end of gripper (closed) – 6.875” (17.46cm)
  • Overall arm length with gripper closed - 22.25" (56.51cm)
  • Max width is 5.5" (13.97cm) at the outside of the gripper when open
  • Max width of the arm - 4.4" (11.18cm)
  • The base rotation servo is centered in a 4" X 4" square (10.16cm X 10.16cm)
  • Repeatability 2.5mm
  • Each axis has a 300° range with 1024 steps (0.29°/step)
  • Initial base angle can be set in 45° increments.
  • Precision carbon steel ball bearing turntable
  • Integrated pem nuts for quick and easy construction
  • Super strong anodized 0.063 ga. 5052 brushed finished aluminum components
  • Scratch resistant type II anodized in gun barrel gray
  • (7) Dynamixel AX-12 / AX18 servos (4 axis + 1 gripper with standard Smart
  • Robotic Arm configuration, 5- axis with 5-axis upgrade package)

Product Attachments

View FileNuts & Volts Article -Joystick control    Size: (1.09 MB)
View FileUsing the Robotic Arm to display time    Size: (269.52 KB)
View FileCM-700 to control the AX12A Arm    Size: (436.03 KB)
View FileUSB2Dynamixel Manual V1    Size: (998.9 KB)
View FileUSB2Dynamixel Manual V2    Size: (2.24 MB)
View FileAX-18A Smart Robotic Arm Spec.    Size: (366.14 KB)
View FileAX-18A Actuator Technical Guide    Size: (292.55 KB)
View FileAX-12A/AX18A Robotic Arm Spec.    Size: (366.14 KB)
View FileRobot Magazine Robotic Arm Review    Size: (295.64 KB)
View FileSERVO Magazine Article    Size: (1.32 MB)

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