- April 11, 2017
- Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
April 11, 2017 — Designed for assembly and handling applications, the GP-series robots are available now in three models – GP7, GP8 and GP12.
The GP-series robots offer acceleration/deceleration control for all robot positions. The slim arm design allows for minimum installation space and minimizes interference with peripheral devices. This enables the GP-series robots to be placed in close proximity to workpieces and other robots to create flexible layouts. A single cable is all that is needed to connect the manipulator to the controller.
The GP7 and GP8 robots are intended for high-volume assembly, handling and packaging processes. Axis speeds have been increased by up to 39%, increased maximum reach allows operation in wider work areas and the slim arm design allows these robots to delve deeply into the workspace. Both models feature an IP67 washdown rating with a surface that can resist dust and coolants, making them ideal for use in sanitary or harsh environments. As an option, the manipulator cable can be connected on the bottom of the robot (as opposed to the side) to reduce interference with walls. The GP7 offers a 7 kg payload capacity, 927 mm horizontal reach and 1,693 mm vertical reach. The GP8 offers an 8 kg payload capacity, 727 mm horizontal reach and 1,312 mm vertical reach.
The GP12 robot offers a 12-kg payload capacity and its axis speeds have been increased up to 15% for increased productivity. It features a 1,440 mm horizontal reach and 2,511 vertical reach, as well as an IP67-rated wrist and IP54 body (IP65 optional). Cables and utilities are routed through its hollow arm structure eliminating cable interference. All models can be floor-, ceiling- or wall-mounted.