Yaskawa to represent CeBIT partner country Japan - Solutions for the digital factory

14. February 2017

Japanese technology group Yaskawa will be represented for the first time at CeBIT in Hanover from 20–24 March 2017. Background to the premiere: this year Japan is the official partner country to the exhibition. In Hall 12 Japanese companies will be showcasing solutions for the digital factory. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial robots, as well as drive and control technology, Yaskawa will also be building a bridge to the IT world.

New Minirobots demonstrate potential of individualized production / Neue Miniroboter demonstrieren Potenziale individualisierter Fertigung (Source/Quelle: YASKAWA)

Collaborative robot MOTOMAN HC10 / Kollaborierender Roboter MOTOMAN HC10 (Source/Quelle: YASKAWA)

GA700 - Current generation of frequency inverters / GA700 - Aktuelle Frequenzumrichter-Generation (Source/Quelle: YASKAWA)

Along with standardized interfaces and the virtual simulation of systems and processes, the automated manufacture of an individual product according to individual specifications is one of the central requirements of Industrie 4.0. Yaskawa is meeting these challenges with intelligent control and software concepts. For example, the current GA700 generation of frequency inverters also offers intuitive PC tools, smartphone apps and cloud services for parameter management and backup. And the compact and extremely fast VIPA MICRO PLC compact controller communicates as a standard via Ethernet TCP/IP. Furthermore, an optional Bluetooth adapter permits both detailed diagnosis and simple access to visualization and operation using commercially available smartphones and tablets in conjunction with the new free VIPA app.

As a live exhibit at CeBIT, Yaskawa will be presenting trailblazing robot innovations such as the collaborative Motoman HC10, which enables flexible interaction between the robot arm and its environment. And in a demo cell developed as a concept study at the Yaskawa Innovation Center at Kitakyushu, Japan, new minirobots will demonstrate the potential of individualized production (Built to Order) by assembling model cars at the stand. The customer can create a blueprint on a tablet and at the same moment automatically start production of the desired car. Additionally, the actual performance of all components and sensors within the production line can be monitored in real time.

Yaskawa at CeBIT (20–24 March 2017 in Hanover): Hall 12, at the Japanese joint stand D04


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