Robotics Industry News
Yaskawa Motoman Expands Delta-Style Product Line with MPP3H Robot
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 10/08/2014
Dayton, OH — The MPP3H is Yaskawa Motoman’s new delta-style robot for packaging, cartoning and kitting applications. The MPP3H robot features a parallel link arm configuration with a direct-driven rotary axis to simplify design and increase reliability. With a minimum installation area and zero footprint, this model is ideal for high-density installations, while providing a large working envelope.
“The MPP3H is an example of our ongoing commitment to our customers’ needs in the high speed packaging arena. It has a higher protection rating (IP67) than its predecessor, the MPP3, and can be used with a wider array of unpackaged food products,” stated Roger Christian, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.
The MPP3H has several key features that promote easy integration. A large 80 mm thru-hole at the base allows end-of-arm tool cables to be routed through the center of the robot, permitting less complex cabling and reduced cable lengths. The thru-hole can also be used to mount the valve pack at the base of the robot, reducing the payload the robot has to carry. In addition, maintenance is simplified due to a single entry point at the base for applying lubricant.
“The MPP3H robot enhances our comprehensive product offering in the packaging market,” said Shishir Rege, Product Marketing Manager, Consumer Product Goods. “Our customers will benefit from this highly reliable line of manipulators for picking, packaging and palletizing applications.”
This robot is IP67-rated with NSF-H1 certified food grade lubricants and features a 3 kg payload capacity; a deep work envelope up to 600 mm; and a repeatability of ±0.1 mm. It is available with optional MotoPick™, Yaskawa Motoman’s software suite for high-speed tracking and pick and place scheduling.
The MPP3H robot uses the FS100 controller. The FS100 is the smallest controller in its class at just 19” wide, and it features a high-speed open architecture design that enables software and system flexibility. The FS100 supports C, C#, INFORM III and other high-level programming environments.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 300,000 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. For more information please visit our website or call 937.847.6200.