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Yaskawa Motoman releases HC10 six-axis collaborative robot

November 282017
Yaskawa Motoman releases HC10 six-axis collaborative robot

November 28, 2017 — Featuring power and force limiting technology, Yaskawa Motoman’s six-axis HC10 collaborative robot is designed to work safely with, or in close proximity to humans by stopping the robot in the event of contact with an operator. Dual torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to react to contact; something typically only found in more expensive systems. It is designed to eliminate operator pinch points while through-arm utilities hide cabling and increase safety by reducing the risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.

In addition to traditional robot programming through the teach pendant, the user can hand-guide the HC10 robot when teaching new program paths. This feature allows the HC10 to be deployed or redeployed on demand. Whether operating at full speed or collaborative speed, cycle times are optimized based upon risk assessments and process requirements. 

The HC10 offers a 10-kg payload and 1,200 mm reach and can perform a range of material handling, machine tending, packaging or light assembly tasks. Function-specific tooling and accessories are available from various Yaskawa partners.

The HC10 robot is controlled by Yaskawa’s new high-performance YRC1000 controller that is built to a global standard and does not require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380VAC to 480VAC. The YRC1000 is 598 W x 490 H x 427 D mm. The iprogramming pendant design features enhanced ergonomics and lighter weight.
 

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