Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation Section announces YK-XG and YK-TW orbital SCARA series | Automation.com

Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation Section announces YK-XG and YK-TW orbital SCARA series

Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation Section announces YK-XG and YK-TW orbital SCARA series

July 2, 2019 - Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation Section, a producer of robots in all commonly used industrial form factors for end-to-end robotic process automation, continues to extend its SCARA family. Available arm lengths now range from just 120mm to 1200mm, and maximum payload from 1kg to 50kg, to accelerate a variety of pick and place, packaging/de-packaging, and mechanical assembly tasks.

The YK-XG and YK-TW orbital SCARA series contain features designed to ensure movement and accuracy. By placing the tip-rotation axis directly in line with the speed-reducing gear, leveraging a specially designed hollow motor, the YK-XG beltless drive allows fast R-axis rotation with large offset loads that require traditional belt-driven robots to decelerate. The latest models feature 45% faster X-Y axis speed than previous generations, now reaching 7.6m/s, 35% greater angular speed up to 2.3m/s, and 93% higher R-axis speed at 1700°/s.

Yamaha’s SCARA robots are designed for noise immunity and  reliability by eliminating the effects of contamination such as dust or grease that exist in industrial environments. There are also design features that simplify maintenance to maximise uptime for greater productivity.

The range offers many options for system integrators, including YK-XGP dust-proof and drip-proof models that can resist environmental contaminants, YK-XGC clean-room robots, YK-XGS wall-mount and inverse configurations, and the YK-XR series for cost-sensitive applications.

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