Precise Automation PF400 - NEW - 1160mm Z, 730mm reach (Incl. Fingers & E-Stop)


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Manufacturer: Precise Automation
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Four-axis collaborative robot arm 1160mm Z, 730mm reach with gripper and e-stop

The PF400 Sample Handler Robot Arms are well known to be the industry standard in life science lab automation. Perfect where space is an issue, and simplicity is desired.4-axis SCARA sample handler.

  • Ideal for benchtop applications where a small footprint is desired.
  • Integrated software for ease of visual feedback.
  • Powerful embedded vision-guided motion controller.
  • Standard servo gripper can grip Life Science plates in both portrait and landscape orientations.
  • Auto centering.
  • Generates programmable smooth and elegant motion sequences by moving the sample handler by hand to start and end positions.
  • Simple programming language.
  • Graphical user interface makes camera calibration and programming easy and intuitive.
  • Web based operator interface supports local or remote control via browser connected to the embedded web server.
  • Quiet and high-performance servo motors.
  • Safety features that disable motor when a minimal unexpected force is encountered allowing the device to operate without safety shields.

Range of Motion & Resolution

  • J1 (Z) Axis: 400 mm standard, 750 mm, 1160 mm option available
  • J2 Axis: +/- 90 degrees
  • J3 Axis: +/- 167 degrees
  • J4/Theta Axis: +/- 970 degrees

Maximum reach

  • Standard Reach Version: 576 mm
  • Extended Reach Version: 731 mm
  • Repeatability +/- 90 μm overall in x, y & z directions at 18-22 degrees C

Performance and Payload

  • Maximum Acceleration: 0.2G with 500 gm payload (standard reach, extended reach slightly slower)
  • Maximum Speed: 500 mm/sec with 500 gm payload (standard reach, extended reach slightly slower)
  • Maximum Payload: 1kg including gripper, 0.5kg with typical 0.5kg gripper
  • Motors: Brushless DC servo motors with absolute encoders on axes J1-J4, no motion during homing.


  • General Communications RS-232 channel, 
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, 
  • E-stop input, 
  • all available on J1-Axis housing Facilities Panel at the robot base

Digital I/O Channels

  • One optically isolated input available on J1-Axis housing Facilities Panel. 
  • Option available for an additional 12 optically isolated digital inputs and 8 optically isolated digital outputs on J1-Axis housing Facilities Panel. 
  • Two digital inputs can be optionally converted to analog inputs.
  •  Additional remote I/O available via Precise RIO modules or 3rd party MODBUS/TCP devices

Operator Interface

  • Web-based operator interface supports local or remote control via browser connected to embedded web server
  • Programming Interface - Three methods available: 
    • DIO MotionBlocks (PLC)
    • embedded Guidance Programming Language (standalone, modeled after Visual Basic.Net), 
    • PC control using open source TCP/IP Command Server operated via Ethernet connection (TCP).

Required Power

  • Input range: 90 to 264 VAC, single phase, 50-60 Hz, 365 watts maximum

Weight 20 kg for 400 mm travel version

PF400 Brochure

We offer the following Service and Support Options:

  • Installation
  • Onsite or Remote Training
  • Service and Preventative Maintenance contracts
  • Application development
  • Redeployment (relocate, sell, swap, dispose).

You can request information and a quote on the checkout screen or contact us here.