Yaskawa Motoman announces HC20XP collaborative robot

  • March 23, 2020
  • Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Yaskawa Motoman announces HC20XP collaborative robot
Yaskawa Motoman announces HC20XP collaborative robot

March 23, 2020 — Featuring hand-guided teaching for implementation of a robot system, the 20 kg payload HC20XP collaborative robot is suited for applications where robots need to safely work with, or in close proximity to humans.

The IP67-rated collaborative robot, the HC20XP is equipped for continuous use in damp or splash-prone environments. Made of cast aluminum, this model features a surface designed for utilization in sanitary environments where wipe or wash is required. NSF H1 food-grade grease is included as standard, enabling use in settings where there is a possibility of incidental food contact.

The HC20XP features a 1,700 mm maximum reach, making it suitable for a range of material handling, machine tending or assembly tasks. This range also enables the HC20XP to reach full 80-inch pallets without requiring an elevator or lift mechanism.

Meeting established safety standards (ISO 13849-1 and ISO 10218-1) and complying to ISO TS 15066, the HC20XP offers four modes of collaborative operation, including Power and Force Limiting (PFL), where dual channel torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to safely react to contact. Designed for safety, the HC20XP features a pinch-less design, while through-arm utilities hide cabling, reducing risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.

The HC20XP can shift between collaborative speed in PFL mode or full speed in industrial mode to optimize cycle times based on risk assessment and process requirements. It can operate without additional protective measurement (risk assessment dependent).

Function-specific tooling and accessories are available from various Yaskawa partners. A through-arm Category 6 cable enables a variety of communication options for tooling.

The HC20XP robot is controlled by Yaskawa’s YRC1000micro controller, which can be installed vertically, horizontally, or mounted in a standard 19” equipment rack. Its footprint and cabinet are intended for factories with high-density layouts, where stacking of controllers may be required.

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