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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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New! Fast, Powerful Motoman MPK50 Robot Provides High-Speed Packing with Superior Performance, Reliability

POSTED 05/20/2009

Dayton, Ohio — Motoman’s fast and powerful 4-axis MPK50 robot with dynamic, next-generation DX100 controller offers superior performance and reliability in a wide variety of packing applications. The MPK50 robot features a 50 kg (110.3 lb) payload and a wide 360-degree work envelope, combined with best-in-class motion, speed and wrist ratings. A slim manipulator design enables it to reach into confined spaces, reducing cycle time and improving system productivity. 
 
New! Fast, Powerful Motoman MPK50 Robot Provides High-Speed Packing with Superior Performance, ReliabilityThe flexible, high-speed MPK50 robot is floor mounted and has a 1,668 mm (65.7") vertical reach, 1,997 mm (78.6") horizontal reach, and ±0.5 mm (0.02”) repeatability. Only 1,014.5 mm (39.9”) wide, the streamlined MPK50 has a minimal interference radius, which allows it to work in close proximity with conveyors and other equipment. An existing internal pathway (from the robot base to the wrist) facilitates addition of a fieldbus cable for DeviceNet gripper control.
 
The robot arm is rated IP54 with an IP67 wrist; an IP65-rated body is available as an option. An optional, easy-to-use vision system allows the MPK50 to handle a wide variety of randomly oriented product.
 
Using patented multiple robot control technology, Motoman’s DX100 controller easily performs multiple tasks and controls up to eight robots (72 axes), I/O devices, and communication protocols. Featuring a robust PC architecture with unmatched memory capacity, the DX100 uses a Windows® CE programming pendant with color touch screen. The energy-saving DX100 features faster processing speeds for smoother interpolation, advanced robot arm motion, built-in collision avoidance, quicker I/O response, and accelerated Ethernet communication. Its extensive I/O suite includes integral PLC and HMI pendant displays, 2,048 I/O and a graphical ladder editor that can provide system level control. The DX100 supports all major fieldbus networks. It is compliant to ANSI/RIA 15.06-1999 and other relevant ISO and CSA safety standards.


Motoman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yasakawa Electric Corporation, a worldwide leader in mechatronics and robots. We provide world-class robotic automation solutions for a wide variety of applications including arc and spot welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material cutting, material removal, picking, packaging, palletizing, machine tending, press tending and other general material handling applications.
 
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Motoman Inc.
Sally Fairchild
(937) 847-3202