Rapid Robotics is now integrated with the entire Yaskawa robotics portfolio, and can deliver more speed and higher payload robots.
Yaskawa releases GP8L extended reach robot
The versatile, extended-reach GP8L robot is designed to offer extremely fast performance in a compact footprint.
Yaskawa announces six-axis laser cutting robot
The six-axis GA50 robot from Yaskawa is suited for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners, as well as laser welding.
FANUC increases investment to expand China factory
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…
Yaskawa launches new PL190 and PL320 palletizing robots
The new Yaskawa PL190 and PL320 robots expand the payload range of the PL mobile product line | Image credit – Yaskawa Yaskawa announces the availability of two new 4-axis palletizing robots that extend the range of payloads for the Yaskawa PL (palletizing) product line. The Yaskawa PL190 has a 190 kg payload capacity and…
Yaskawa Compass intended as an intuitive interface for advanced manufacturing
Yaskawa America has released Yaskawa Compass, software with a graphical interface intended to make CNC programming easier for industrial automation.
Yaskawa’s HC20DT cobot designed for heavy loads, dirty jobs
Yaskawa’s new MOTOMAN-HC20DT cobot arm is designed to resist dust and moisture, as well as to handle heavier payloads.
Robot race of small industrial robots heats up at Automatica 2018
A FANUC industrial robot nonchalantly lifts a BMW SUV high into the air at Automatica 2018 – safely out of harms way, of course. Meanwhile, small industrial robots that fit in a backpack also wow attendees by performing precision tasks that are, let’s say, less exciting. It’s quite a contrast to see. ABB, Denso, Mecademic…
Yaskawa Motoman Adds MPX1150, MPX2600 Painting Robots
Yaskawa Motoman has added two high-speed, six-axis robot arms to its line of paint robots. The MPX1150 and MPX2600 robots are designed create for a variety of painting and dispensing applications. The main differences between the two robots are the payloads and horizontal and vertical reaches. The compact MPX1150 robot, which is designed for painting smaller…
Robotics push Yaskawa Electric to record profits
Yaskawa Electric, one of the worlds’s largest makers of industrial robots, reported a 150% spike in net profit for the six-months ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The Japanese company posted a company-record $184 million profit for the period, citing demand for its industrial robots in China, Japan and the U.S.,…
Yaskawa Motoman MPX3500 robot creates consistent finish in coating applications
The fast six-axis MPX3500 robot offers superior performance and efficiently creates a smooth, consistent finish in painting and coating applications. It offers a flexible, compact design and is suitable for painting parts of nearly any size and shape, including recessed, curved or contoured surfaces. The MPX3500 has a 15 kg wrist payload capacity and a 25 […]
New robotic Neocortex G2R Cell quickly clears and restocks airline beverage trays
The Neocortex® Goods to Robot Cell from Universal Robotics (soon to be Universal Logic — and no relation to Universal Robots) is now working in its fourth real-world application. The Neocortex Goods to Robot Cell (Neocortex G2R for short) now automates the normally manual task of unloading and restocking airline beverage carts after flights are done and the […]
ArcWorld 2000 offers flexible approach
The new ArcWorld 2000 welding workcell is a modular solution specifically designed for robotic welding of large workpieces. This powerful, flexible, pre-engineered solution is perfect for low- to medium-volume manufacturers with a medium to high mix of parts. Able to handle parts up to 5 meters in width and payloads up to 6,300 kg, the […]
Motion systems perspective: Robots in automation
Robots are increasingly viable for a range of automation applications. In fact, proliferation of robotic platforms that come in proven industrial formats, Cartesian setups, delta subtypes, and six-axis selective-compliance-articulated robot arms (SCARAs) has spurred more use than ever of robots for palleting, machine tending, welding, machining, packaging, assembly, and more. No matter the application, the […]
Custom robotic picking applications with Motopick software
MotoPick is a user-friendly software package that enables development of fast machine-vision-based robotic picking. This powerful software can synchronize multiple robots equipped with vision to pick fast moving product off a conveyor and place it on an outfeed device, tray or box in an organized arrangement. MotoPick provides building blocks to create optimal solutions for up to […]
Yaskawa Motoman MPL robots for palletizing + MotoSight 2D
Designed specifically for end-of-line operations, Yaskawa Motoman’s MPL-series robots are available with 80 to 800-kg payload capacity to suit myriad applications, including palletizing. These high-performance palletizing robots offer the highest allowable wrist moment of inertia ratings. The four-axis, higher-payload MPL-series models feature a 3.1 m horizontal and 3 m vertical reach with a 360° envelope, enabling them to […]
2012 Robo-Stox Wrap-up
If an enterprising firm set up a mutual fund reflecting the worldwide robotics industry, they might choose to separate their picks into three segments, which might look something like this: Industrial Robot Manufacturers Service Robot Makers of security, defense and space robots Service Robot Makers of robots for all other purposes Although I am neither…
Companies Transitioning from Industrial to Service Robots
A version of this post originally appeared on Singularity Hub, June 6, 2012. By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher The Robot Report Robot manufacturers are beginning to shift theirattention from industrial to service robots. The robotics industry is on the cusp of a major transformation. Today’s factory robots are solitary precision instruments, mimicking the repertoire…
China’s Mammoth Intro to Robotics
by Frank Tobe and Manoj Sahi According to Xinhua, the official press agency of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn will deploy 1 million robots over the next three years to improve efficiency and reduce labor for tasks better suited to a robot. The robots will be used…
Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. Combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc.
Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. announced they will combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc. The Motoman Inc. operations, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, will form the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America; the Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. operations, headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, will form the Drives & Motion Division. According to Yaskawa America, Inc. […]
Yaskawa Releases MotionWorks IEC Pro and MP2310iec
Waukegan, IL – Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. announces the release of MotionWorks IEC Pro and MP2310iec, important additions to the MotionWorks IEC / MP2000iec Product Series. MotionWorks IEC Pro MotionWorks IEC Pro is a new Integrated Development environment based on the IEC61131-3 international programming standard. MotionWorks IEC Pro is built upon the same code as […]