What’s the best general purpose 4/5 axis robot arm system for <£5000?

I’ve got a £5000 budget to buy a complete robot arm setup including all hardware, controllers, software and a safety cage.

We would ideally like something like a Universal Robots UR5 however this is outside of our budget. Good control software is a big bonus as spending hours faffing around trying to get it to work isn’t a good look.

The Igus 4 axis arm looks good for our budget, however the Igus software only seems to work with a specific deprecated motor controller.

What’s the best value package for allowing a wide range of R&D tasks?

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