YASKAWA at Intertool 2018 (15–18.05.2018, Vienna Trade Fair)

27. April 2018

Hybrid robot in practical application

Besides standardized interfaces and networked management of systems and processes, the automated manufacture of an individual product according to individual specifications is also a key requirement of Industrie 4.0. Yaskawa meets these challenges with intelligent control and software concepts, and with high-performance robot models. The highlights at Intertool 2018 (Hall A, Stand 0701) will be two Motoman HC10 robots with a range of 1.2 m and handling weight of 10 kg.

A highlight at Yaskawa‘s Intertool stand will be hybrid-capable Motoman HC10 type robots that assemble bottle openers. / Ein Highlight am Intertool-Stand von Yaskawa sind hybridfähige Roboter vom Typ Motoman HC10, die in einer Showzelle Flaschenöffner montieren. (Source/Quelle: YASKAWA)

These hybrid robots can be used either as normal industrial robots or as collaborative robots. Equipped with a HRC gripper and an automatic screw driving unit in HRC design, they will assemble bottle openers in a new show cell as hand-outs to visitors to the stand. The system is controlled by a Yaskawa Vipa touch panel and is equipped with special, new safety foot mats. HC stands for “Human Collaborative” (human-robot-collaboration, HRC). The required safety in direct contact with the operator is guaranteed in the HC10 by sophisticated 6-fold force and torque monitoring.

The compact and extremely fast handling robot of the GP series was developed for high-speed joining, packaging and general handing applications. With payloads of 7, 8, 12 and 25 kg the new 6-axis robots are the fastest in their class, and thus true productivity drivers. At Intertool Yaskawa will also be showcasing further current solutions for robot-based welding and handling.


"Best in Class Products and System Solutions"

Under the trade fair slogan "Best in Class Products and System Solutions" Yaskawa will be presenting furthermore the consistent development of the current Sigma-7 servo system as well as the GA700 inverter drives: Enhanced safety functions in the sense of an advanced safety program will be introduced for Sigma-7. In addition, the performance classes 6–7.5 kW and 11–15 kW have been added for the 400-V variant. Yaskawa is expanding the available power range of the GA700 inverter drives to 355 kW with no less than seven brand new models.

With the new free V2.4.9 feature pack for the PLC7100-based MICRO and SLIO CPUs, new features are now available through a firmware update: In addition to an integrated web server, which enables a modern, up-to-date visualization via smartphone etc., all MICRO and SLIO CPUs are now also PROFINET-enabled, allowing them to be seamlessly integrated into existing PROFINET networks.

Two new panel series have also be developed and designed: cloudPanel and smartPanel. These not only provide fresh impetus on the automation market thanks to their new design, but also include a number of new features and highlights.


Yaskawa at Intertool 2018:

15–18 May 2018

Hall A, Stand 0701

Vienna Trade Fair, Austria


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