Collaborative Motoman HC10 exceeds specifications

07. marzo 2018

Performance level (PL) d Category 3 according to EN ISO 13849-1

Yaskawa’s collaborative Motoman HC10 robot not only satisfies the requirements of European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Its YRC1000 controller with FSU and PFL circuit board also meets the performance level (PL) d Cat. 3 of EN ISO 13849-1 and therewith exceeds standard specifications. The recently issued EC Type Examination Certificate by TÜV Rhineland as a notified body (NB) confirms conformity with these specific requirements.

Collaborative robot MOTOMAN HC10 satisfies requirements of European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. / Der kollaborative Roboter MOTOMAN HC10 erfüllt die Vorgaben der Europäischen Maschinenrichtlinie 2006/42/EG (Source/Quelle: YASKAWA)

The Motoman HC10 with a YRC1000 controller is a hybrid robot with a reach of 1.2 m and a handling weight of 10 kg that can be employed both as a normal industrial robot and as a collaborative robot. The required safety in direct contact with the operator is guaranteed by unique 6-fold force and torque monitoring that enables flexible interaction between robot and its environment.

As far as German and European safety standards are concerned, pursuant to technical specification ISO TS15066 the Motoman HC10 may be employed as a power- and force-limited robot of the 4th collaboration type.


Advantages in collaborative operation

The Motoman HC10, a high-performance collaborative robot with a successful and sophisticated design, was first introduced as a prototype in 2016. Once adapted to the application, it does not require additional protective measures such as a protective casing, thus saving space and costs. Installation is extremely flexible and thus possible at a wide range of workstations and for different concepts.

Besides the safety aspects, the main focus in the design of HC10 was placed on particularly user-friendly operation. Programming can optionally be performed as “Easy Teaching HUB” directly on the robot. And should the robot be stopped upon contact, it can be reactivated directly on the manipulator. The robot arm was carefully designed, taking ergonomic and collaborative aspects into consideration. In particular, there are no sharp edges or other interference contours, and potential crushing zones were reliably eliminated.


Suitable for collaborative and industrial robot applications

Last but not least, the Motoman HC10 can be used as a hybrid robot, both in collaborative operation and as a full-fledged industrial robot. Thus, if no direct contact with the user is necessary, the robot can be operated at full speed.


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