Yaskawa has introduced the Smart Series product line for new robot users.
The Smart Series suite allows new users to implement a complete robot system. The line includes Yaskawa’s HC10DT, MotoMini, GP7, GP8 and GP12 robots as well as the Smart Pendant and the YRC1000micro robot controller.
The industrial strength HC10DT (direct teach) robot offers four modes of collaboration, including Power and Force Limiting (PFL) technology to protect workers from potentially harmful contact situations. It features hand-guided teaching for fast deployment or redeployment on demand, and is easy to integrate with existing automation.
Yaskawa says that at 15.4 lbs. (7 kg), the MotoMini is the industry’s smallest and lightest six-axis robot. It can be deployed in tabletop, floor, ceiling or wall-mount installations.
The GP7, GP8 and GP12 robots offer fast axis speeds and acceleration capabilities to reduce cycle time and increase output. The GP7 and GP8 robots feature an IP67 rating with an easy-clean surface; each model offers an NSF-H1 certified food-grade lubricant option.
The GP12 robot has an IP67-rated wrist and IP54 body (IP65 optional).
The compact and lightweight YRC1000micro is the smallest robot controller in its class and is easy to connect to peripherals. It can be installed in a vertical or horizontal position, as well as within a 19-inch rack.
The tablet-based Smart Pendant provide simple programming for efficient implementation. Providing a simple learning curve for novice robot users, Smart Pendant’s built-in Smart Frame technology allows the robot to adapt to the programmer’s position, eliminating the use of conventional coordinate (X, Y, Z) frames while enabling user-friendly operation.