ASTRO – 53

Collaborative robot (Cobot)

Why Astro-53?

The Astro-53 is the medium-sized collaborative cell of our product line. It allows bigger payloads in a small footprint of 5 feet by 3 feet. Compact and flexible, the Astro-53 is the perfect cobot cell for changing purposes. From small and lighter tasks like inspection
or machine-tending to heavier handling tasks, this Astro-53 can
work on a station one day and easily be moved to another the next day.

Like all of our collaborative cells, it can safely work close to human workers and is customizable to fit your needs. The Astro-53 is perfect for medium payloads, which fills in the gap between the small Astro-33 and the bigger Astro-66.


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The Astro-53 can assure machine-tending tasks that are normally executed by an operator. This cobot can also lift and position heavy components (up to 15kg), preventing the risk of worker injuries.

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A collaborative robotic cell like the Astro-53 is perfect to handle quality control while tending the part. This allows the elimination of an additional workstation and releases a human worker from the task.

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This collaborative robot can dispense many components such as sealants, adhesives, paints, or any other fluids. This regularizes the task, gives more consistency, and reduces imperfection risks.

Astro-53 FANUC Robot CR-15iA


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This medium payload Collaborative Cell comes with the usual DIY Robotics advantages such as
modularity, mobility, and free support.

This medium payload Collaborative Cell comes with the usual DIY Robotics advantages such as
modularity, mobility, and free support.


  • Weight : 750 kg (1650 lbs)
  • Wheels with integrated leveling pads
  • Integrated electrical cabinet (32 in/32 out available user I/O)
  • Integrated pneumatic panel (4 valves 5/3 open-center 6 mm ports)
  • Meets the CSA requirements
  • Optional adjustable height for improved ergonomics
    (Electrically or mechanically):

    • Min 30 in (762 mm)
    • Max 38 in (965 mm)
  • 480 VAC three phase:
    • Optional 120V 15A
  • EtherNet/IP communication
  • Karel
  • DCS
  • Basic interference check
  • Collision Guard
  • Constant Path

Included software :

  • Background logic programs for alarms, lights, locking sequence, and timers for the general operation of the robotic cell
  • 10 basic programs associated with the product selection on the HMI page
  • The cell is programmed to be operated with 3 buttons (Stop, Reset, Start). It starts the main program that calls the selected product
  • One homing program selectable by a macro
  • Two HMI pages; one for the general operation of the cell and one for product selection
Astro-53 Installation


The Astro Cell can be integrated into your production line with only 5 simple steps. Before the Astro-53 arrives at your factory, make sure its space has been prepared. The floor does not need to be perfectly leveled, as you will be able to adjust the cell by handling the pre-integrated ratchet handles on the wheels. The Astro cell needs an electric and a pneumatic connection. Make sure you have both of them set up. You can find more specifications about the Astro-53 installation procedure on the documentation shared on our website. Remember that DIY Robotics provides free support to help you at any moment if needed.

Turnkey solution

If you’re not comfortable installing and integrating the collaborative cell yourself, know that we partner with plenty of official integrators that can help turn our plug-and-play robotic cells into a turnkey solution that fits your needs. We can recommend a partner for your project, or you can pick one yourself according to your preference, on our turnkey solution page.

We can assist you in many ways

As our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible to all, we have developed several tools to guide you towards your own Industrial Revolution. Visit our forum for free programming, engineering, designing, and troubleshooting support. You can also use our 3D builder to create a cell that fits your specific needs, and use our payload calculator to make sure the robot you selected can manipulate the EOAT you designed.