Yaskawa America Inc  

100 Automation Way
Miamisburg,  OH  45342

United States
937-847-6200
https://www.motoman.com
  • Booth: B27056

Founded in 1989, Yaskawa Motoman is a leading industrial robotics company in the Americas. With over 450,000 robots, 15 million servos and 26 million inverter drives installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application.

Welding is the core of our company. Yaskawa has developed more application-specific robots than any other company. Our welding process knowledge and path control leads the industry - resulting in expert project support and the development of robotic technology that tackles your most common welding challenges. Our proven track record of delivering industry-leading quality, innovation and customer satisfaction can help you achieve your productivity and time-to-market goals.

With our comprehensive line of welding robots, integrated power sources, torches and peripherals, and extensive family of fully integrated ArcWorld welding cells, we provide reliable, low-risk solutions that deliver enhanced quality, productivity and ROI. Coupled with Yaskawa’s foundation of controllers and servomotors, we set the standard for performance and reliability.


 Press Releases

  • Universal Weldcom Interface (UWI), a new easy-to-use pendant application, enables full utilization of the advanced capabilities on select Miller® and Lincoln Electric® digital welding power supplies. UWI enables easy control of any weld process or parameter, including voltage, amperage and wire feed speed through a common user interface for either brand.

    Highly functional, the UWI can filter weld modes based on process type, wire size, wire type and gas type.
    Up to 16 unique processes from the power source library can be defined for easy access within the interface, and up to 1,000 custom arc files with specific processes and parameters are available for use in motion programming.

    Up to six weld process parameters in a weld sequence - such as Pre-Flow, Start, Main, Crater and Finish Condition - can easily be set. Standard functions - such as Arc-Retry, Arc Monitor Data Enable, Re-Start and Weld Line Shift - are conveniently utilized. A new Dual Pulse function allows alternating between MIG weld parameters and settings for aesthetically pleasing TIG-like cosmetics.

    Weld settings on the UWI use terminology that matches the user’s preferred power source. Standard ARCON commands are used, eliminating the need for complicated macro jobs. Programming with arc file interface or inline instructions is supported. Easy access to graphical help screens explains terminology and functions.

    The Universal Weldcom Interface is fully compatible with arc welding performance tracking features native to the power source. Live weld status is presented on the IF Panel display or Graphic Arc Monitor. Weld data can be exported for use in PLCs and part quality serialization. Arc Monitor results from Miller Insight Centerpoint™ or Lincoln CheckPoint™ Production Monitoring can be used for alarms or reported to PLCs. Hardware communication for diagnostics is also monitored and logged.

    UWI can be used on up to four AR-series arc welding robots with YRC1000 controller (YAS2.81.00-00 firmware or higher). It is compatible with the Miller Auto-Continuum™ 350 or 500, or the Lincoln Power Wave® with ArcLink™ XT. A simplified networking utility enables easy setup between the robots and the welders. Additional features and global power source compatibility are planned in the future.

    About Yaskawa Motoman
    Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 450,000 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 and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.

  • Designed specifically for arc welding applications, the new AR-series six-axis robots offer optimized acceleration/deceleration control for all robot axes, resulting in overall improved productivity. These high-performance robots are available with 8-25 kg payload capacity in order to support a wide variety of sensors and torches for welding application flexibility. The AR-series robots offer the highest payload, fastest speed and highest wrist allowable moment in their class.

    Advanced, intuitive programming functions, such as High-Speed Search, maximize weld quality and speed without complicated programming. Preprogrammed welding processes allow users to select materials and weldment properties to automatically control supply settings. A digital interface on the robot programming pendant allows the user to remotely access and manipulate weld settings with all major brands of power supplies.

    Each model offers high allowable moment of inertia ratings that provide substantial wrist rigidity and consistent weld quality. Installation is quick and efficient; a single cable is all that is needed to connect the manipulator to the controller, resulting in easy setup and reduced expenses for maintenance and spare parts inventory.

    The powerful and compact AR700 and AR900 robots are ideal for welding small parts with complicated angles in tight places with an overarm torch. A slim profile design allows close proximity placement of robots for high-density workcells, and a smooth, easy-to-clean surface accommodates use in harsh environments. As an option, the manipulator cable can be connected on the bottom of the robot (as opposed to the side) to avoid wall interference.

    The AR1730 robot features a contoured arm design that allows easy access to parts in tight spots and avoids potential interference with fixtures, enabling close proximity placement of robots for high-density workcells. The symmetric wrist profile, with ample range, provides equal torch access to both sides of part. A 50 mm thru-hole for torch cabling, hose and sensor wires reduces cable interference and wear. Likewise, the minimal U-axis cable protrusion and S-axis internal cable management prolongs cable life and maximizes part access.

    The AR1730 features a patented double-yoke upper arm design that is stronger than other six axis integrated cable designs, allowing it to provide years of reliable service at an increased payload while maintaining an agile profile.

    All three models feature easy maintenance, including a data saving feature that permits the robot’s wire harness to be replaced without having to connect it to a battery.   

    All models can be floor-, ceiling, or wall-mounted to enhance joint access.

    AR-series robots are 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 highly compact (598 W x 490 H x 427 D mm), resulting in reduced space requirements. Its I/O communication speed is improved by as much as 50% for improved work. The improved programming pendant design features enhanced ergonomics and is 27% lighter weight than the previous generation.
     

    About Yaskawa Motoman
    Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 450,000 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 and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.

  • Yaskawa Motoman is offering a 15-day free online demo of Yaskawa Cockpit. Yaskawa Cockpit is a software platform that monitors, accumulates and visually delivers operational data in real time for networked production environments. Register to access the demo and monitor the operations of a pseudo factory with several lines and robots.

    This state-of-the-art data collection and visualization software tool easily connects hardware devices across an entire production environment for asset management, predictive maintenance analysis, alarm notification and data management. It provides an instant collection of data for equipment performance, operational trends and historical analysis.

    Yaskawa Cockpit puts real-time data into the hands of people responsible for making decisions. Its integrated approach provides the ability to synchronize all factory and operational knowledge and enables companies to implement data-driven optimized planning, maximizing efficiency and throughput.

    Yaskawa Cockpit is one of the first robot management systems that is extensible. Non-robot devices throughout the factory can be incorporated with Add-on Functions, which are used to collect, analyze and display data from various components, providing a centralized view of all operations.

    While the data is processed, stored and presented locally through a simple browser-based interface, the data can also be forwarded to external resources for utilization of AI-based Big Data analytics.

    Customers can use their own experience and expertise to build flexible solutions that match their needs.
    The use of the standard Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) interface – a widely accepted machine-to-machine protocol – allows data to be shared throughout the extended enterprise or external systems through Cloud technology.

    Yaskawa Cockpit is a key component of Yaskawa’s i3 Mechatronics vision of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). i3 solutions, such as Yaskawa Cockpit, are integrated, intelligent and innovative.
    i3 Mechatronics combines classical mechatronics, information and communications technology with new digital solutions such as artificial intelligence and Big Data.
     

    About Yaskawa Motoman
    Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 450,000 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 and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.


 Products

  • Yaskawa Motoman AR-Series Arc Welding Robots
    AR-series 6-axis arc welding robots offer optimized acceleration/deceleration control for all robot axes, resulting in overall improved productivity. Five models are available with 8-25 kg payload capacity to support a wide variety of sensors and torches....
     

  • The new AR-series six-axis robots offer optimized acceleration/deceleration control for all robot axes. These robots are available with 8-25 kg payload capacity to support a wide variety of sensors and torches for welding application flexibility.

    Advanced, intuitive programming functions maximize weld quality and speed without complicated programming. Preprogrammed welding processes allow users to select materials and weldment properties to automatically control supply settings. A digital interface on the robot programming pendant allows the user to remotely access and manipulate weld settings with all major brands of power supplies.

    Five models are available. Installation is quick and efficient; a single cable is all that is needed to connect the manipulator to the controller, resulting in easy setup and reduced expenses for maintenance and spare parts inventory. They feature easy maintenance, including a data saving feature that permits the robot’s wire harness to be replaced without having to connect it to a battery.   

    All AR-series robots can be floor-, ceiling, or wall-mounted to enhance joint access.

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