Robotics Industry News
New! Yaskawa Motoman MA2010 Extended-Reach Welding Robot
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 11/07/2014
Dayton, OH — Sleek, strong and fast, the new 6-axis MA2010 arc welding robot features a 10 kg payload, up from 3 kg on the previous MA1900 model. Additionally, compared to the MA1900, the new MA2010 features a 23% larger wrist hole for utilities and has a 6% longer reach. The MA2010 robot is introduced with the DX200 robot controller which is more energy efficient and designed for improved maintainability.
The MA2010 features a new contoured arm structure that reduces interference by enlarging the close-range motion area of the robot, making it optimal for welding large workpieces and reaching over jigs. Its hollow upper arm maintains the optimum bend radius of the welding torch cable, maximizing weld performance. Additionally, the T-axis can rotate the torch ±210 degrees without cable interference. Available in floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted configurations for workcell flexibility and ideal for agriculture and construction machinery parts due to its longer reach.
The MA2010 robot has a 2,010 mm horizontal reach, 3,649 mm vertical reach and ±0.08 mm repeatability. Its integrated through-the-arm torch cabling eliminates cable interference, simplifies programming and reduces cable wear. The enlarged 50 mm thru-hole can allow signal cables for sensors, higher current cables and water-cooling lines. The higher payload allows motorized torches and cameras to be mounted on the wrist for welding applications. Additionally, a material handling version of the robot with a 24 kg payload is available (MH24).
The MA2010 robot uses the Yaskawa Motoman DX200 controller that features patented multiple robot control technology to easily handle multiple tasks and control up to eight robots (72 axes), I/O devices and communication protocols. Its extensive I/O suite includes integral PLC and HMI pendant displays, high-speed Ethernet communication, 4,096 I/O addresses and a graphical ladder editor that can provide system level control. The DX200 has been designed to improve process capability, reduce energy usage and improve maintainability and safety. An enhanced Functional Safety Unit (FSU) provides control reliable zone and tool position monitoring, stand still monitoring and speed limiting. This can reduce costs for safeguarding hardware and provides new capabilities such as collaborative tasks. It is compliant to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 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 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 at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.