Features and components
What's inside the box?
The package containing Dexterix is 18"x14"x6" and weights 10 lb. Inside the box you will find: the robot, the RS232 module/cable (if not already installed inside the tower), the positioning drum, eight bin-supporting rings, eight spacers, the power supply and the manual. The bins are not provided. Regular disc packages (“cake boxes”) are to be used.
The RS232 module/cable
This electronic module/cable assembly is the interface between the Wytron controller and robot. The DB9 (RS232) connector should be installed at the rear of the tower, while the other end should be connected to the controller’s COM2 port. When Dexterix comes bundled with a duplication tower as a complete duplication system, the module is already installed inside the tower.
When Dexterix is being controlled externally from other applications and not by a Wytron duplication controller, this module is not necessary.
See "Interfacing" for details.
The positioning drum
This 8cm diameter device is used during the interactive bin positioning procedure. The robot picks it from an open drive-tray and delivers it precisely to the location where the bin is to be positioned.
The drum’s bottom side is covered with non-slip material, preventing it from slipping onto the table. It should be gently cleaned using a wet cloth before performing the positioning procedure. (regular tap water should be used)
The bin-supporting rings
Eight such metal rings come with each robot, one for each bin. They are 121mm diameter and mate the bottom of many types of CD “cake boxes”. Their bottom side is provided with non-slip bumpers made of a high-tech washable material with remarkable gripping properties, preventing the rings from slipping onto the table. (the bumper side must face the tabletop)
Before placing the rings on the table, the bumpers should be gently cleaned using a wet cloth. (regular tap water should be used)
Eight such rubber foam spacers come with each robot, one for each bin.
A spacer needs to be placed inside each bin, at the bottom, providing clearance for the disc-pickup device
About the bins to be used
The bottom of the bins (“cake boxes”) must fit and mate with the bin-supporting rings, which are 121mm diameter. The bottom of the bin should look like the one in the picture.