About the company

ST Robotics was formed in 1989 by David Sands (center picture) after 4 years of development along with Catherine George (3rd from right) of low cost bench top robots for professional applications.

Our mission: ST aims to provide robots that are easy to set up and use, easily programmed by any individual regardless of experience. We provide unlimited support all through the learning experience. We equally aim to provide a low cost solution to experienced users for a diverse range of advanced and complex tasks.

Our reputation is one of unconditional customer support, flexibility, and products of quality and total reliability.
Here are just a few comments from customers:

Robotics Within Reach is a maxim thought up by a past colleague Simon Crowhurst (3rd from left in picture) in around 1989. It encompasses 3 concepts, within reach technically (easy to use), within reach financially (affordable) and reach (distance) as it applies to an arm.

Company structure
ST Robotics is a trading name for associated companies in USA, UK, Russia and Sri Lanka.
Background Information:
The company was formed in 1985 with the objective of producing low cost "bench top robots".
Company Information:
Sands Technology International Inc. t/a ST Robotics based in Princeton, New Jersey.
Incorporated in 1992, CEO David Sands. VP Annis Monforte (far right).
ST Robotics Ltd. t/a ST Robotics based in Cambridge, UK.
a continuation of Imagecroft Ltd., first incorporated in 1986.
Association Robot Ltd. based in Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation, incorporated 1992, currently dormant.
ST Robotics Asia Ltd, Sri Lanka, managing director Ravi Kumara.

All robots are made in the UK apart from Cartesian systems made in Sri Lanka.
ST Robotics is the ONLY manufacturer of robot arms in the UK. If you search for this you will find a number of companies but none of them actually makes robot arms. They are integrators or resellers of imported robots.

Our products
We now have over 30 products including the robots and many accessories to adapt a robot to any application:
Product Part ID
R12 5-axis 500mm articulated robot arm R12-5
R12 6-axis version R12-6
R17 5-axis 750mm articulated robot arm R17
R17 High payload version R17HPL
R17 High speed version R17HS
R17 like R17HS but with only the waist axis high speed R17HSW
6th axis module for all R17 variants add -6
4-axis cylindrical format robot arm R19
2 to 6-axis Cartesian Robot System R15
2-axis Cartesian positioner R14
R12 passive tool changer system R12TC
R17 tool changer system R17TC
fulcrum electric gripper for R12 with fingers E1
fulcrum electric gripper for R12 with jaws E2
parallel action electric gripper for R12 EG12
vacuum pickup for R12 V12
pneumatic gripper for R12 P12
pneumatic gripper for R17 P17
electric gripper for R17, parallel action EG17
vacuum pickup for R17 V17
electric gripper for R19 designed for titer-plates EG19
Quickstop: safety device for R17 QS17
Workspace Sentry system for collaborative robotics STWS
vision system ST-RVS
Remote control over IP RIP
Remote control over bluetooth RBT
Bluetooth teach console BTTC
Robot controller 110/240v K11R
Robot controller 24v K11R-24
I/O trainer IOT
16-bit I/O expansion module: 8 in and 8 out opto-isolated GPIO IO1
Multi-IO module: 24 GPIO, analog in and analog out IO3
Linear track ST-TRK
Non-magnetic linear track ST-TRKNM

Early years

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