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Yaskawa Motoman launched its newest robot in the PL-series line, the PL800. This industrial robot features an 800 kg (2,140 lb) payload capacity and is ideal for a variety of palletizing applications, layer picking, and other logistical tasks for end-of-line or distribution automation.
The robot offers a 3,159 mm (124.4″) horizontal reach and 3,024 mm (119″) vertical reach, its large work envelope and robust payload capacity help to efficiently load/unload pallets, easily handling full layers or a variety of containers including boxes, bags, bottles and cases.
The parallel-link structure provides strength, rigidity and stabilization of heavy loads. The T-axis features a 100 mm (3.9″) pass-through to facilitate easy connections to the end-of-arm tool, as well as a high allowable moment of inertia to ensure unbalanced loads are handled effectively without compromising speed or performance.
Installation is simplified as a single cable is all that is needed to connect the manipulator to the controller. End-of-arm-tooling airlines and cables are routed internally from the base to the end-of-arm to maximize reliability. A cable installation tube facilitates Fieldbus routing to the upper arm and/or gripper.
The PL800 offers an IP54-rated wrist and body as standard and can be floor-mounted. The robot is controlled by the high-performance YRC1000 controller that is built to a global standard and does not require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380VAC to 480VAC.
The compact cabinet measures 598 W x 490 H x 427 D mm (23.5″ x 19.2″ x 16.8″). The YRC1000 controller uses a lightweight teach pendant with intuitive programming.
The PL800 is available with Yaskawa’s PalletSolver software for fast and easy offline creation of palletizing patterns for virtually any mix of SKUs, enabling faster work cell deployment for even the most complex patterns.