Yaskawa Motoman introduces MPX3500 six-axis robot

  • June 14, 2017
  • Yaskawa Motoman Robotics
Yaskawa Motoman introduces MPX3500 six-axis robot
Yaskawa Motoman introduces MPX3500 six-axis robot

June 14, 2017 — The six-axis MPX3500 robot is designed to offer a smooth, consistent finish in painting and coating applications. It is ideal for painting parts of nearly any size and shape, including recessed, curved or contoured surfaces.

The MPX3500 has a 15 kg wrist payload capacity and a 25 kg upper arm payload capacity, enabling spray equipment to be mounted directly on the robot arm. It also features a 2,700 mm horizontal reach and ±0.15 mm repeatability.

The MPX3500 features a hollow wrist with a large inside diameter of 70 mm which accommodates the mounting of spray equipment applicators with large hose bundles. Interference between the hoses and parts/fixtures is avoided, ensuring optimum cycle time, robot reach and part access.

The robot’s L-axis is designed with no offset - enabling installation of the manipulator close to a workpiece and robot spacing. It can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted to provide layout flexibility.  

The MPX3500 robot and DX200-FM controller feature Factory Mutual (FM) approval for use in Class I, Div. 1 hazardous environments. An intrinsically safe pendant is available as an option.

The DX200-FM controller includes application-specific software for paint applications and coordinates operation of the robot and painting devices, including spray gun, color changer and gear pump. The controller supports standard networks (EtherNet, EtherNet IP, CC-Link, DeviceNet, EtherCAT and PROFINET), enabling connection to paint equipment controllers and production line controllers.

The DX200-FM is available with Category 3 Performance Level d (PLd) Functional Safety Unit (FSU), which supports safety-rated speed control, safety-rated soft axis and space limiting, and safety-rated monitor stop. 

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