Dextimuswas founded in 2004 with the
vision to develop versatile robotics that can bring affordable optical disc
handling automation to the markets where such a feature has been
desirable but inaccessible for long time.
We are located and presently batch manufacture our robots in Hayward,
robot is a market proven product, result of thorough R&D and
refining work aimed at providing versatility and reliability. Concepts and
technical solutions embodied in the product are protected by an issued
patent (US7360812) and other pending US and International patent
The most of the robots we have sold automate manual duplication towers in
US, South America, Canada, Europe and Australia. We have also supplied
robots used for PC automation, where the user’s software controls the robot
as needed for their specific application. Among such customers we proudly
mention Bose Corp
and Microsoft Corp.
is a cost-effective high performance automation solution for CD/DVD/BD
The compact robot provides automatic disc-changing for the equipment it is
attached to, whether it is a regular PC or a specialized manual optical-disc
processor such as a duplication tower. It works both for professionals and
non-professionals, for either short runs or industrial scale disc processing.
The “heart” of the robot is our patented automatic disc-pickup device -the
first and only one of its kind in the field. It engages and releases the disc
automatically, without any external electro-mechanical actuation.
The independent functionality of the picker reduces to a minimum the number of
components prone to failure and allows for extreme robotic simplicity and
The robot is fast, compact, reliable and easy to install and to use. A
user-friendly single button operation provides intuitive configuration setup
and helps aligning the system interactively.
Despite its apparent simplicity, Dexterix
is a rather complex machine, comprising all the elements
inherently characteristic to any automation design.
Dexterix works with a minimum of 2 and up to 8 disc bins. The user can choose
how many and which disc-bins to use, depending on the current job’s
requirements. When used to automate duplicators, there must be at least one
bin for blank and one for written discs so one could have a maximum of 7 blank
disc bins. Regular 100 CD/DVD disc packaging can be used for stacking the
discs. With 7 such 100 disc bins filled with blanks, a maximum of 600 discs
can be processed unattended.
For larger scale tasks, capacity can be multiplied by using larger, custom
A simple, interactive procedure allows positioning the bins to their correct
locations within 3 minutes: the robot itself places an alignment indicator on
the table where each bin needs to be positioned. The user then simply puts a
non-slip bin-supporting ring at each such precisely indicated location. These
non-slip ring supports under the disc-bins provide abiding alignment.
Dexterix can be controlled via RS232, either by specialized disc-processing
controllers or by custom applications.
At this point, Dexterix can only automate duplicators provided with Wytron
controllers. The Wytron controller inside the duplication tower requests the
attached robot to change the disc when necessary. If your duplication
towers use Wytron controllers, they are Dexterix autoloader ready! Simply
connect the RS232 module/cable (provided) to Wytron's COM2 port and your
former manual duplicator turns into a standalone reliable high speed, high
capacity automated duplicator, ready to work overnight! There are certain
mechanical requirements for the tower to be compatible with Dexterix.
We have also provided Dexterix with a set of commands allowing specialized
applications to control (via RS232 interface) the transport of a disc between
any 2 of the 9 possible locations.
Two types of commands -pick up a disc from a certain location and respectively
deliver the disc to a certain location- provide all one might need to
automatically complete the most complex disc processing tasks.
Please see “ Developer’s corner” for details.
Bose Corp. and Microsoft are among our customers that have used Dexterix for
such specialized applications.
CD DVD autoloader - disc-change cycle for an 8 targets duplication tower (
Wytron DVD688 controller + Pioneer burners). Dexterix can also be controlled
(via RS232) by custom software for other types of applications.