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The era of dual head robots has now been standardized by the onset of two new dual head robots (Oukei and Y&T). These robots just hit the market at the end of 2009. With their price points for such level of technology, these dual head robots will now be in the realm of affordability in comparison to a few other very high end robots and other dual head robots available today. Still, $1,500 to $2,000 USD is a lot of money to throw down on a robot for sure. But for what you get with that money now, it is very well worth the investment for the long run I believe.
Y&T’s latest offering of the S-27 robot is a departure from what they tried to developed in the 989G robot. The new dual head robot is a take off of the 989E robot but with 2 throwing heads. The S-27 does utilize 2 elements that the 989G did have, but they are different in some ways. The decent 30 pre-programmed sequences on the 989G that had varying spin types and landing spot depths are not used in the same way on the S-27. This is because of the control factors on the S-27 heads. The new dual head robot has reverted back to the 989E type design of manual head adjustments. The S-27 rotation spin angle and vertical angles (up and down), are manually set and not electronically set like the 989G robot. I was really hoping that the S-27 would use electronic control adjustments by the main control pad for these 2 key areas of head movement. It may possibly have been too much to implement properly on the 2 heads of the S-27 robot. Though the 989G robot has a lack of range in the vertical movement span of the head angle, (so limited downward in degrees of setting, that making service shots is all but impossible), the S-27 on the other hand does not have limits such as this.