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Airgate Robot Communication Solutions (ARCS)

AIRGATE Robot Communication Solutions ARCS basic and ARCS rm (remote management) provides you with an extra communication dimension to your collaborative robots. The easy to install and easy to program solutions enables you to be in touch with your robots through a secure link, which works any time of the day and independently of your location. The solutions reduce overall production costs, improved quality, minimized downtime and increased operational efficiency.

Features and benefits
  • Avoid costly and critical downtime – being able to quickly identify robot malfunctions or out of stock situations enables you to reduce downtime and avoid loss of valuable production time

  • Simple and cost effective solution – dramatically enhances and improves your company’s existing Maintenance, Repair and Operation (MRO) programs

  • Integrated in Universal Robots URCap and easy to install, program and use

How does it work?

ARCS basic flexible monitoring system uses the cellular network (GSM/3G) to communicate the state and alarms of UR robots to configurable users. ARCS basic can easily be programmed to monitor any robot alarms and send SMS notification. The included mounting gear supports installation in the bottom and in the side of the controller box.

ARCS rm is an additional remote management SW providing you with the ability to monitor, operate and trouble shoot any robot, from anywhere and from any device, through a secure VNC. The remote connection delivered is security certified by ProtectEM.

Technical details

Includes a URCap plugin:



UR3, UR5, UR10
CB3.0, CB3.1

Software version required: 

PolyScope 3.3 or higher.

Certifications and standards:

The ARCS 1.0 is based on communication HW, which complies with EMC industrial certifications, EN55022 class A, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, 3, EN61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, as well as FCC and CE.


Modem and mounting bracket 107(h) x 38 (w) x 105 (d) mm, 650 g.

Kit contents:

 - Industrial Communication modem
 - Mounting bracket with DIN rail
 - Cellular antenna 
 - SMA pigtail for cellular antenna
 - 2 x 4 mm umbrako screws
 - 3 power/ground wires (yellow-green, red, black)
 - USB stick with software and documentation
 - User Guide

License type:

One-time purchasing with annual support fee

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