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Founded in 1989, Yaskawa Motoman is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 450,000 Motoman robots, 18 million servos and 27 million inverter drives installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. The Yaskawa product line includes more than 150 distinct industrial arm, delta and SCARA robot models, plus a full-line of pre-engineered "World" solutions that are complete application specific work cells, including robot, process and safety equipment. Combined with our sister and partner companies, we support robotic solutions throughout the world. Yaskawa’s proven track record of delivering industry leading quality, innovation and customer satisfaction can help you exceed your robotic automation goals.

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Easy-to-Use Yaskawa SPI-67 Interface Streamlines Robotic Removal of Molded Parts

POSTED 11/19/2021

Dayton, OH — The intuitive SPI-67 electrical interface easily accommodates application requirements for the robotic removal of molded parts from horizontal injection molding machines (IMMs). Installed in the YRC1000 controller, this hardware and software solution maximizes uptime and throughput for GP-series and HC-series robots.

Conforming with international standards and safety regulations, SPI-67 is EuroMap 67-compliant and adheres to the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) electrical interface guidelines.

Robust interface communication transmits standard handshaking signals such as door status, robot operating and ejector position. A 50-pin interface connection acts as a physical link between the robot and the IMM. Dual-channel/redundant safety signals allow direct connection to the IMM.

Mounted within the YRC1000 controller, there is no need for an additional cabinet. A door-mounted safety and power interface provides the needed safety I/O and includes two unused, dual-channel safety contacts that can be used for interfacing with safety input devices (i.e., light curtains or safety scanners) or paired with the Functional Safety Unit (FSU) output functions to obtain dual-channel, dry contact safety-rated outputs.

Direct Connect I/O cards allow convenient access to the robot’s native 40 inputs and 40 outputs, while adding valuable relay outputs.

NPN and PNP versions are available.

About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 500,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing, spot welding and clinical laboratory specimen processing. For more information, please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.