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Yaskawa Motoman Introduces HP20D-A80 Robot for Cutting, Dispensing Applications
Yaskawa Motoman Posted 09/10/2012
Dayton, OH — The new Motoman® HP20D-A80 robot features high-precision drives on major axes and is designed for high-accuracy cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry.
Path accuracy of the HP20D-A80 is similar to the larger MC2000 robot, and can be within 0.1 mm depending on the application. The robot offers a 20 kg payload with a 1,717 mm horizontal reach, a 3,063 mm vertical reach and a ±0.06 mm repeatability.
The control system generates a control signal corresponding to the speed of the robot. When used with dispensing equipment flow controls, a uniform bead is produced on contoured parts.
The compact HP20D-A80 can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted and has brakes on all axes. It includes advanced collision avoidance features and uses Yaskawa Motoman’s DX100 controller that incorporates 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. 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 R15.06-1999 and other relevant ISO and CSA safety standards.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 250,000 Motoman® robots 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.