Newgy Robo-Pong 540
The Robot-Pong 540 may be the entry model robot for the Newgy range, but it is a highly capable robot offer a wide range of spins and speeds, and a large ball container.
The light weight yet sturdy construction makes it highly portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. Since this unit is placed on top of the table instead behind it, it can offer you a much wider ranges of angles, allowing you to simulate more senarios of real play.
|Specifications For Robot Pong 540|
Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, combination spins
Push, chop, serve, drive, lob, fast loop
Adjust from low (serves) to high (lobs)
|Set-Up & Take Down||
Quick and easy set-up and take down take less than 5 minutes.
No assembly or tools required.
Can be used on all known commercial table tennis tables
Convenient control box enables quick adjustments without stopping play
Limited one-year warranty. Parts available worldwide.
|Balls per minute, max.||63||94||94|
|Balls per minute, min.||13||26||26|
|Ball speed (MPH), max.||70||75||75|
|Ball speed (MPH), min.||<10||<10||<10|
|Ball capacity, 40mm||86||200||120*|
|Ball capacity, 38mm||93||240||120*|
| *Recommended capacity, balls recycle
**S=Speed, F=Frequency, O=Oscillator, P=Power
Some specifications may vary slightly from robot to robot.
Robot-Pong 540 Package Includes:
- Ball Thrower (No Oscillation)
- Ball Bucket
- Mini Control Box
- Cable Clip
- Transformer (Australian standard)
- Connector Cable
- Owner’s Manual
- Carton Size 65 x 38 x 32cm
- Carton Weight 4.8kg
Newgy Robots come with a standard 1 year limited Australian warrantee.
(From OOAK Table Tennis Reviews)
The 540 model is virtually identical to the 1040/2040, apart from the ball container, recycling net and no oscillation control. The robots and controls are virtually the same, so the review of the Newgy 2040 very much applies to the 540 as well.
The controller allows you to adjust the frequency and the speed of the ball… the more speed the more spin.
The head can be tilted, allowing you to get different angles at which the ball are projected. By rotating the head, you can achieve the different spins (ie topspin, sidespin (both) and backspin).
The fact that you can place the unit anywhere, either on any position on the table, or even a position next to the table, actually offers you a lot of flexibility that fixed units don’t have. For example you can place the unit close to the net to give faster balls, or well behind the table for long range balls. People commonly put the unit onto to a chair with height adjustment behind the table, offering even more options and balls. It’s really up to you and your imagination on how you can use this unit.
It is a simple robot, but very easy to setup and use and has proven to be quite reliable. It does have some limitations, but that’s to be expected with the cheap pricetag, but also it’s flexibility as mentioned above, that many people may not have considered. The unit is highly portable… you simple put it anywhere, plug it in, and away you go!
It makes a very handy and cheap training tool for practicing certain strokes or drills.
A seperate catching net can be purchased from some retailers, which help collect the balls. Otherwise one of those pipes that pick up the balls would come in very handy.