Six axis collaborative robot
- September 26, 2018
The new six-axis HC10 collaborative robot from Yaskawa Motoman can work safely with – or close to – human operators.
Dual torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to quickly react to contact with a human operator. The cobot is designed to eliminate operator pinch points, while through arm utilities hide cabling and increase safety by reducing the risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.
Precision hand guiding for teaching new program paths allows the HC10 to be quickly deployed or redeployed on demand, decreasing system downtime and increasing ROI. Whether operating at full speed or collaborative speed, cycle times are optimized based upon risk assessments and process requirements.
The highly configurable HC10 offers a 10 kg (22 lb) payload and 1,200 mm (47.25 in) reach and can perform a broad range of material handling, machine tending or light assembly tasks. Function-specific tooling and accessories are available from various Yaskawa partners.
The HC10 is controlled by Yaskawa’s new 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. Its I/O communication speed is improved by as much as 50 per cent for improved work efficiency and a single controller to robot cable improves cable reliability. The improved programming pendant design features enhanced ergonomics and lighter weight.