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Choosing the Right Smart Robot for Your Automation System

Choosing the Right Smart Robot for Your Automation System

Yaskawa’s Smart Series of Motoman Robots is a new generation of collaborative robotic solutions, which have the powerful application capabilities for which Yaskawa is known. These robots are for those looking for easy automation, meaning they want an industrial robot that can automate tasks that require it to work in close proximity to humans. 

What Makes the Yaskawa Smart Series Smart?

Unlike traditional (i.e. more complex) robot execution, which requires significant upfront investment in training, the Smart Series technology provides simple, intuitive robot programming and operation methods for your workforce. Easily adaptable to changing manufacturing requirements, this suite of products can readily be deployed and redeployed for its next job. 

Its intuitive programming interface, the Smart Pendant is powered by the small yet powerful YRC1000mirco Controller. This is ideal for novice robot users. The easy-to-use touchscreen Smart Pendant simplifies INFORM programming for easy-to-understand operation and fast implementation of the robot system. 

Industrial Collaborative Robots that Fit the Way You Work

The Smart Series robot line addresses each of the different modes of collaboration, providing you with the optimal level of speed, payload, safety and throughput for a broad variety of applications. There are a few great choices when it comes to cobots, each with their own features and benefits to your system. 

Here are a few Yaskawa collaborative robots that can be right for your system. 

HC10 colaborative robotHC10DT Collaborative Robot: The Smart and Simple Choice 

This six-axis collaborative robot offers four modes of collaborative operation including Power and Force Limiting (PFL) technology. The HC10DT meets all established safety standards and enables humans to work safely with robots. 

It’s benefits include: 

  • Enhanced hand-guided teaching: No programming knowledge required 
  • Robust, industrial strength cobot 
  • 10 kg payload; 1200mm max working range 
  • Multiple gripper options 

For more information, download the HC10 Brochure. 

yaskawa motomini robotMotoMini Robot: The Smart and Agile Choice

MotoMini provides superior performance in small part handling and assembly applications. This extremely lightweight robot is easy to ship and install. 

Its benefits include: 

  • Smallest and lightest 6-axis robot in the industry 
  • Highest acceleration speeds in a small robot 
  • 0.5 kg payload; 495mm max working range 
  • ±0.02 mm repeatability 

For more information, download the MotoMini brochure. 

GP-Series Robots: The Smart and Fast Choice 

GP-series robots come equipped with the Functional Safety Unit that enables you to achieve industrial speed in a collaborative work environment. Engineered for easy installation, operation and maintenanceEach model offers a high wrist allowable moment for accurate and repeatable handling. IP67 wrist rating, with full-washdown option available for harsh or sanitary environments. 

The specs of the GP7 are: 

  • 7 kg payload 
  • 1,693 mm max working range 
  • R/B axis speeds up to 500°/sec 
  • ±0.03 mm repeatability 

For more information, download the GP7 Specs. 

yaskawa gp8The specs of the GP8 are: 

  • 8 kg payload 
  • 1,312 mm max working range 
  • R/B axis speeds up to 500°/sec 
  • ±0.02 mm repeatability 

For more information, download the GP8 Specs. 

yaskawa gp12The specs of the GP12 are: 

  • 12 kg payload 
  • 2,511 mm max working range 
  • R/B axis speeds up to 470°/sec 
  • ±0.06 mm repeatability 

For more information, download the GP12 Specs. 

Which Robot is Right for Your System 

Start by taking this one-minute quiz to find the robot and programming options that best match your application requirements. Then, contact AMMC to talk about how each of these robots can be used in your system.