Meeting safety standards (ISO 13849-1) and complying to ISO TS15066, each robot offers four modes of collaborative operation and can shift between collaborative speed in power force limiting mode or full speed in industrial mode.
Featuring an 176 lb payload capacity, the PL80 robot offers a 81.1 inch horizontal reach, 129.5 inch vertical reach and 0.03 mm repeatability.
Japanese robot maker FANUC is investing 26 billion yen ($240 million) into the expansion of its Shanghai, China plant. The company plans to expand the Shanghai facility five-fold over the next three years, through a joint venture that is operated with local player Shanghai Electric Group. The new project covers an area of about 431…
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM, Institute has selected eight new projects focusing on high-value ways to empower U.S. manufacturers using robotics and automation.
Robotics and automation can help manufacturers, healthcare workers, and consumers get through the novel coronavirus situation, says German association VDMA.
Yaskawa’s new MOTOMAN-HC20DT cobot arm is designed to resist dust and moisture, as well as to handle heavier payloads.
Yaskawa Motoman’s new PH series robots are shelf-mounted and are available in tow models for different payloads and reach capacities.
Collaborative robots, mobile platforms, and the enabling hardware and software were all on display at Automate/ProMat, but what was new and noteworthy?
Yaskawa Motoman and RAMTEC (Marion, Ohio) have announced the formation of the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership. This strategic partnership will support the State of Ohio in creating a highly sustainable workforce development model and will provide Ohio educators and students with STEM-aligned curriculum and training in order to become proficient in Industry 4.0 technologies. Yaskawa…
The Automate 2017 Show in Chicago is quite large this year, with record foot traffic and exhibitors. We’ve seen a lot of new technologies here in the form of motion control, power transmission, linear designs … and robotics for automation. One bit of news from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) was of the first-ever U.S.-China robotics forum […]
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded reaccreditation status to the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. Yaskawa Academy (formerly known as Motoman Technical Education Center – MTEC) has been an Accredited Provider since 1993. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). […]
Yaskawa Motoman announces that Germán Villalobos has joined the company as General Manager of Yaskawa Mexico. In this position, he will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico. He will also be responsible for the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico (Aguascalientes, Apodaca and Queretaro). Villalobos brings nearly […]
Yaskawa and Clearpath have partnered to develop a mobile machine tending and material movement solution ideal for shop floor environments. This fully integrated solution will feature a Motoman MH12 robot equipped with end-of-arm tool and vision system, mounted on Clearpath’s OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle. This project is currently under development and supported under the advanced research […]
Managers at Minnesota-based Form-A-Feed, a maker of livestock feed, planned a new production line as they saw business growing. As part of the planning process, Form-A-Feed called on engineers from Plymouth, Minn., Hamer-Fischbein, a company that designs, makes and integrates bagging equipment and Yaskawa Motoman robotic packaging solutions. The engineers looked at ways to boost […]