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COMPANY PROFILE

Yaskawa Motoman

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  • Member Since 1982
  • Robotic Supplier

Founded in 1989, Yaskawa Motoman is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With nearly 300,000 Motoman robots, 10 million servos and 18 million inverter drives installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding.

Our product line includes more than 175 distinct robot models and a full-line of pre-engineered "World" solutions that are complete application specific work cells, including robot, process and safety equipment.

Combined with our sister and partner companies, we support robotic solutions throughout the world. Our proven track record of delivering industry leading quality, innovation and customer satisfaction can help you exceed your robotic automation goals.

Case Studies

Robotic Welder Leads Trailer Manufacturer Down Productivity Path

POSTED: 01/15/2013

Arc welding takes on a new look at Titan Trailers as a robotic-welding system takes over high-volume production of aluminum and steel couplers, swing-door assemblies and other weldments.  As a result, productivity and quality have measurably improved. Innovation is the norm at Titan Trailers, a supplier to the hauling

A Lean-Mean Welding Cell

POSTED: 10/11/2011

…pairs a material-handling robot to manipulate weld fixtures with a robotic welder. Together the robotic duo tackles multiple part configurations and small batch sizes. Healthcare-product manufacturer Midmark Corp, knows robotic welding inside and

Robots at the Center of Cellular Wire-Welding Cells

POSTED: 04/20/2011

Automation has supported accelerated growth at Tier-Two and Tier-Three automotive supplier JR Manufacturing, a key link in the Honda supply chain for headrest pillars and welded-wire frames for seats and arm-rest cushions. Using robots for material handling and welding allows JR Manufacturing</p>
    
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Mining Equipment Manufacturer Digs Robotic Welders' Productivity

POSTED: 04/18/2011

Four long-armed heavy-metal welding robots lay down 150 lb. of filler metal over several weld passes to help mining-equipment manufacturer Bucyrus Corp. take its armored-face conveyor line to the next level in toughness and durability. You’d be hard-pressed to find more rugged machinery than that used

Product Handling Put to the Test at Twizzlers Candy Plant

POSTED: 02/07/2011

Twizzlers® candy from Y&S Candies, Inc., a division of The Hershey Company, is an American candy favorite, known for its sticky, pliable consistency and sweet fruity flavors. However, some of the qualities that make it such a satisfying treat also make it a product packaging challenge. Y&S produces and

One Multitasking Robot, Two Heavy-Lifting Jobs

POSTED: 11/19/2010

This is one busy robot, working on one side of a manufacturing cell to case-pack, and then swinging around to palletize the heavy cases. Operators are spared the heavy lifting, and throughput has climbed by 35 percent. As sales climbed dramatically for 21.5-lb. bulk plastic bottles of windshield-washer fluid

Injection Molder Gets Robotic Automation Right the First Time

POSTED: 06/01/2010

…and every time thereafter. Employing robots to automate repetitive machine-tending tasks has provided Nyloncraft Inc., an injection-molding contract manufacturer, the flexibility to add labor in key areas where it was needed to support growth, without having to hire new employees.  So says Nyloncraft

A Sweet Success Story: Candy Factory Modernizes its Robotic-Palletizing Cells

POSTED: 04/22/2010

The Hershey Company licorice plant welcomes new palletizing robots—along with controls and simulation software--to handle 85 percent of the plant’s palletizing chores, while also increasing productivity, flexibility and reliability. Since April 2009, the Y&S Candies plant in Lancaster, PA—home of the Twizzler—has been busy upgrading its four 20-yr-.old robotic case-palletizing cells,

At Spinic Manufacturing, Robots Rail Against Recession

POSTED: 05/17/2009

Spinic Manufacturing, a Division of Linamar

Arctic Snow & Ice Control Plows up Productivity with New Robotic Welding Cells

POSTED: 02/18/2009

Founded in 1978 as a contract snow and

Three Robots Perform Tandem-arc, Heavy-deposition Welding on Manitowoc Cranes Outriggers

POSTED: 10/01/2008

Manitowoc Cranes recently implemented a unique triple robot tandem-arc welding automation solution in its Shady Grove, Pennsylvania factory to solve several common challenges faced by many U.S. manufacturers today.  Despite a shortage of skilled

Robotic Welding at LB Steel/Coburn Steel Products Improves Quality and Productivity

POSTED: 08/20/2008

Many fab shops in the U.S. are getting pounded by foreign competition, but LB Steel, LLC/Coburn Steel Products is successfully fighting back -- thanks in part to robotic welding. 

Robots Weld Round Baler Rolls at New Holland Plant

POSTED: 05/05/2008

The New Holland Agriculture plant in New Holland, Pennsylvania, manufactures a wide variety of agricultural equipment, including the round baler.  Until recently, roll weld assemblies, which help form the bale, were welded on a

Robotic Workhorse Rides Rails at Applied Engineering

POSTED: 03/18/2008

Applied Engineering, Inc. (Yankton, SD) manufactures precision machined aluminum components and assemblies for a broad range of applications in aerospace, defense and commercial applications.  ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP certified, the company prides itself on innovation and use of cutting-edge automation to produce high-quality

Small FAB & Machine Shop Gets Big Results with Robots

POSTED: 10/10/2007

‘‘It would take four men to keep up with one of our new robotic welding cells,’‘ says Matt Tucker, Project Engineer in charge of all robotic applications at Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc. in Leesburg, Florida.  ‘‘People get tired and bored welding thousands of the

Auto Supplier Adds Handling Robots; Fully Automates Assembly of Engine Manifolds

POSTED: 08/10/2007

  Keihin IPT Mfg, Inc. (KIM), a Tier-One automotive supplier of fuel and air management systems for a leading Japanese automaker, is no stranger to robotic automation.  This subsidiary of Keihin Indiana Precision Technology, Inc, (KIPT) implemented their first robot into their die casting area in 1988

Robotic Welding Buoys Launch of Sturdier Examination Tables

POSTED: 03/09/2007

  Midmark Corporation introduces new feature-laden examination tables by banking on robotic resistance welding to provide a cost-effective method to construct an aesthetically pleasing, yet strengthened, cabinet assembly. In 2003 the marketing team at healthcare-product supplier Midmark Corp., based in Versailles, Ohio, challenged its manufacturing team to develop

Robots Rack Up Productivity at Tru-Form

POSTED: 12/14/2006

  Founded in 1932, Tru-Form Steel and Wire, Inc. (Hartford City, IN) is a third-generation, family-owned and operated full-service fabrication company that now employs 100 people.  Two Tru-Form plants in Hartford City and one plant in Muncie all use robotic automation to fabricate and weld a wide variety of returnable

Robots Help Alpine Achieve Peak Performance, Productivity

POSTED: 09/19/2006

With demand for their truss fabrication equipment and other technology-driven products and services for the building components industry skyrocketing -- Alpine Engineered Products, Inc.’s Equipment Division was unable to build the industry-leading company’s AutoMills and Roll-A-Master  systems fast enough.  Due to long lead times, Alpine began

Noxzema/Olay Reduces Costs by Using Robotics

POSTED: 07/05/2005

Cosmetic jars and bundles of lids are automatically palletized and stretch wrapped, saving time and labor. The ROI was realized within 18 months. Stretch-wrapped pallet loads of Noxzema and Olay skin care jars and lids have just come off the palletizing line at Wheaton Pharmaceuticals.


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