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High-Speed Robots handle processing of large parts.

Press Release Summary:

High-Speed Robots handle processing of large parts.

August 20, 2014 - With payloads of 50, 35, and 20 kg, respectively, 6-axis Models MH50 II, MH50 II-35, and MH50 II-20 are suited for coating, dispensing, machine and press tending, material cutting and handling. Robots feature horizontal reach of 81.1, 100, and 122.3 in. and vertical reach of 140.9, 175.1, and 219.9 in., respectively. Equipped with DX200 controller, capable of controlling up to 8 robots, MH50 II-series includes brakes on all axes and can be floor-, wall-, or ceiling-mounted.

Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Ltd. - Mississauga, OH

Original Press Release

Yaskawa Motoman MH50 II-Series Robots: Superior for Processing Large Parts

Press release date: August 1, 2014

Dayton, OH  — The new powerful, high-speed MH50 II-series robots have an extremely flexible design, allowing them to be used for a variety of applications, including coating, dispensing, machine and press tending, material cutting and handling. The long reach of the MH50 II model and the extended reaches of the MH50 II-35 and MH50 II-20 make these robots superior for processing large parts. In many cell layouts, the extended reach models can eliminate the need for an external track, decreasing system cost and simplifying programming. Internally routed cables and hoses maximize system reliability, minimize interference and facilitate programming. 

Wide work envelopes with small interference zones allow the MH50 II-series robots to be placed in close proximity to workpieces and equipment, reducing floorspace requirements. The robots have brakes on all axes and can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted for layout flexibility. 
  MH50 II MH50 II-35 MH50 II-20
Axes 6 6 6
Payload 50 kg (110.3 lb) 35 kg (77.2 lb) 20 kg (44.1 lb)
Horizontal Reach 2,061 mm (81.1”) 2,538 mm (100”) 3,106 mm (122.3”)
Vertical Reach 3,578 mm (140.9”) 4,448 mm (175.1”) 5,585 mm (219.9”)
Repeatability ± 0.07 mm (0.003”)   ± 0.07 mm (0.003”) ± 0.15 mm (0.006”)

These models use the dynamic DX200 controller that includes patented multiple robot control technology to easily handle multiple tasks and control up to eight robots (72 axes), I/O devices and communication protocols. Featuring a robust PC architecture with unmatched memory capacity, the DX200 uses a Windows® CE programming pendant with color touch screen.

The energy-saving DX200 controller 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, 4,096 I/O and a graphical ladder editor that can provide system level control. The DX200 supports all major fieldbus networks. It is compliant to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 and other relevant ISO and CSA safety standards.

About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With nearly 300,000 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 or call 937.847.6200.


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