Robotics Industry News
NEW! Motoman 7-Axis VS50 Versatile Spot Welding Robot; Ideal for High-Density Applications
Yaskawa Motoman Posted 05/21/2009
The compact VS50 robot is only 493 mm (19.4”) wide (including the spot harness), with 2,853 mm (112.3”) reach and ±0.1 mm (0.004”) repeatability. Seven degrees of freedom provide the ability to reorient the manipulator axes without changing gun position in space, and the VS50’s multi-jointed arm can fold down into a very low profile. Its innovative design with integrated spot harness prevents interference and reduced programming time. Integrated cabling and hoses also last more than six times longer than traditional harnesses, reducing maintenance and improving uptime.
The base axes of the VS50 robot move 30% faster than heavy-payload robots, resulting in shorter takt times and higher throughput. Due to the lighter gun, the VS50 robot uses less power, even at its faster speeds. When combined with improved efficiency of smaller DC guns, the VS50 robot offers 50% power savings compared to traditional larger robots and guns.
The VS50 robot uses Motoman’s dynamic, next-generation DX100 controller that includes patented multiple robot control technology to easily handle multiple tasks and control up to eight robots (72 axes), I/O devices, and communication protocols. Featuring a robust PC architecture with unmatched memory capacity, the DX100 uses a Windows® CE programming pendant with color touch screen. The energy-saving DX100 controller features faster processing speeds for smoother interpolation, advanced robot arm motion, built-in collision avoidance, quicker I/O response, and accelerated Ethernet communication. Advanced control functions optimize robot acceleration/deceleration characteristics, reducing cycle time. Its extensive I/O suite includes integral PLC and HMI pendant displays, 2,048 I/O and a graphical ladder editor that can provide system level control. The DX100 controller supports all major fieldbus networks. It is compliant to ANSI/RIA 15.06-1999 and other relevant ISO and CSA safety standards.
Motoman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yasakawa Electric Corporation, a worldwide leader in mechatronics and robots. We provide world-class robotic automation solutions for a wide variety of applications including arc and spot welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material cutting, material removal, picking, packaging, palletizing, machine tending, press tending and other general material handling applications.