Material Handling Robots


High-Payload Robot combines speed and payload capacity.

November 20, 2015

Utilizing motion control technology at high moments of inertia (725 kgm²), multipurpose IRB 8700 automatically adapts and adjusts speed to accommodate heavy/wide parts. Industrial robot, designed for maximum uptime, has one motor and one gear per robot axis. There are no gas springs; counterweight and mechanical springs are used for counter balancing. Respectively, 4.2 and 3.5 m reach configurations have nominal payload capacities of 550 and 800 kg (620 and 1,000 kg with wrist down). Read More

Robotics, Non-Industrial Products

Virtual Environment fosters industrial robotics competency.

November 18, 2015

As PC-based, off-line programming environment and robotics simulation tool, MotoSim® Touch provides instructors and students with production environment for Yaskawa industrial robots and FS100 controller. System comes with physical programming pendant as well as off-line programming and simulation software package. In addition to providing hands-on experience regarding robotic functions, STEM-aligned environment lets users create robotic applications and save them to flash drive. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Mechanical Order Picking Device eliminates bending, pulling.

November 12, 2015

Made of steel to hold up to 1,200 lb, Pick-Plank affixes to pallet and converts each pick slot from static to dynamic storage position. This allows all items on pallet to be accessible from aisle and helps eliminate bending and pulling. Mechanical order picking device, suitable for case picking less than full pallet from man aboard order picker, eliminates need for picker to reach or crawl into storage position. Design also improves warehouse space utilization, safety, and pick rates. Read More


Six-Axis Articulated Robots suit industrial assembly environments.

October 13, 2015

Providing precise arm movements with respective max reaches of 723 and 912 mm, Viper 700 and 900 accommodate payloads up to 7 kg and feature integrated solenoid valves and offline programming and emulation software. Slim robotic arm design minimizes space required for work cells, while IP67 rating and corrosion-resistant materials facilitate washdown. Controls are embedded into amplifier, and hollow wrist streamlines cabling to EOAT. Multiple options are available.
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Single-Arm Robot automates precise tasks.

October 1, 2015

Weighing just 42 lb, Sawyer Robot features 8.8 lb payload, with 7 degrees of freedom and 1,260 mm reach that can maneuver into tight spaces and varied alignments of work cells designed for humans. High resolution force sensing, embedded at each joint, enables Rethink Robotics' compliant motion control, which allows robot to feel its way into fixtures or machines. Powered by Baxter, Sawyer is IP54-rated for harsh environments and includes embedded vision with built-in Cognex camera. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Mobile Robot Development Kit includes all the basics.

September 9, 2015

Helping developers and researchers reduce time and effort required to develop mobile robots, SentiBotics Development Kit v2.0 provides basic robot infrastructure, hardware, component-tuning, and robotic software functionality. Kit specifically includes tracked reference mobile robotic platform, 3D vision system, modular robotic arm, and Robot Operating System (ROS) framework-based software. Full source code, robotics algorithm descriptions, and programming samples are also included. Read More


Packaging Robots increase efficiency for food producers.

July 15, 2015

Based on open frame platform featuring GD series Delta robot, this hygienic series offers modular and standardized robotic solutions with application-specific options. D3 robotic platform handles payloads up to 3 kg and speeds that can increase pick rates. Designed for quick changeovers as well as simplified use and maintenance, solutions feature Gemini 4.0 Delta robot controller and software that enable new product formats to be simulated offline without need for physical products. Read More


High-Speed Packaging Robot offers precise pick and place ability.

July 10, 2015

With its speed, pick and place capabilities, and conveyor tracking, Hornet 565 suits packaging applications. This parallel robot, featuring 6.6 lb payload capacity, has controller-less architecture. Hygienic design and corrosion-resistant materials minimize contamination risk and facilitate washdown, while included Adept ACE software, which offers integrated, point-and-click development environment for Adept robots and controls, facilitates system deployment. Several options are available. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Jobshop Cell suits low mix, medium to high volume of parts.

May 27, 2015

Featuring two FANUC D21 RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers being serviced by single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot, Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell can load and unload multiple parts at one time, at less than 1 sec/part. Cell also utilizes FANUC Robotics' IR Vision System with flex vibratory in-feed system to bring parts into cell. Providing troubleshooting and maintenance capabilities, FANUC 31iB5 control lets users analyze systems and receive notifications when adjustment is required. Read More


High Payload Gantry Robots suit material handling industry.

April 29, 2015

Available in 7 sizes with Y axis lengths to 100 m, Model ZP-6 and ZP-7 are 2-axis linear modules that can be configured with multiple Z-axis arms. Machines feature third-generation cam follower cartridges which take 10 minutes to change, redesigned beams with narrow cross sections to fit small spaces, and machined pockets for guideways that are more rigid than flush-mounted guideways. For applications with tight tolerances, robots provide repeatability of ±0.02 mm. Read More


Dual-arm Robot can operate in collaboration with humans.

April 21, 2015

While YuMi was designed to meet production needs of consumer electronics industry, it has equal application in small parts assembly thanks to dual arms, flexible hands, universal parts feeding system, camera-based part location, and precise motion control. Robot has lightweight yet rigid magnesium skeleton, covered with floating plastic casing, wrapped in soft padding to absorb impacts. If YuMi senses unexpected impact, such as collision with coworker, it can pause motion within milliseconds. Read More


Six-Axis Robot features double yoke design.

April 8, 2015

Designed with curved upper arm, Model MH24 excels in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending, and packaging applications. Robot has 1,730 mm horizontal reach and 24 kg payload. Through-arm cable routing and 50 mm through-hole in upper arm extend cable life and minimize risks of snagging or interference. Large work envelope extends behind robot, permitting space for tool storage or maintenance. For optimal speed, robot uses Sigma-5 motors and Advanced Robot Motion. Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies, Non-Industrial Products

Robotics Platform aids education and workforce development.

March 26, 2015

Designed specifically for classrooms, robotics labs, and robotics training centers, STEM Robotics Platform features aluminum extruded cart that is modular and lightweight. Suite of fully integrated academic tools includes Yaskawa Motoman’s web-based curriculum, offline modeling and programming tools, and STEM-aligned activity template. Available for material handling and welding, platforms use robots that are speed-limited for student safety. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Indicators and Pick-to-Light Sensors use Modbus RTU protocol.

March 25, 2015

Comprising multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors, K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of single device or multi-point applications. Multicolor indicators come in standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter), and beacon (perimeter and center) with configurable flashing and strobe options. For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, pick-to-light sensors have illuminated dome and come in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

High-Payload Robot conserves space while increasing capacity.

March 20, 2015

Designed to efficiently manipulate components of significant size and weight, SMART NJ 650 handles payloads up to 650 kg, offers maximum horizontal reach of 2.70 m, and provides ISO 9283 repeatability from 0.15 mm. Space-conserving design, characterized by stiffness, is suited for such industrial applications as handling, spot welding, and component manipulation as well as palletizing, deburring/polishing, packaging, and general machining. Read More


Six-Axis Robot suits machine tending applications.

February 5, 2015

With 280 kg payload, 2,446 mm horizontal reach, and 2,962 mm vertical reach, Model MH280 II is suited for material handling and press tending applications. From boring to milling to grinding, robot can help optimize product quality by removing inconsistencies of manual process. Dynamic DX200 controller, using Windows® CE programming pendant with color touchscreen, handles multiple tasks and controls up to 8 robots, I/O devices, and communication protocols. Read More

Robotics, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Aseptic Robot features ISO 5 cleanroom rating.

November 24, 2014

Designed with special coverings for applications requiring biocontamination control, 6-axis Model VS-050 offers 520 mm reach and 4 kg payload capacity. Protective outer coating and sealed joints allow robot to be sterilized with hydrogen peroxide or UV light. Smooth, rounded exterior has no external screws, keeping contaminants from adhering to surface. With 0.37 sec cycle time and ±0.02 mm repeatability, robot is suited for assembly, dispensing, inspection, and packaging. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Order Fulfillment Systems handle mixed loads.

November 11, 2014

Suitable for retail replenishment applications, Alvey® Robotic Mixed-load Order Fulfillment solutions utilize advancements in robotic integration, software, controls, and vision technology to palletize and depalletize partial and mixed-load pallets, enabling operations to replace manual processes with efficiency and accuracy of automation. Systems feature adjustable end-of-arm tooling capable of handling up to 4 cases simultaneously and integrated stack-and-wrap system. Read More


Tactical Robot is IOP-compliant as defined by U.S. Army.

October 22, 2014

Providing 16 total I/O ports, including IOP A and B connectors, TALON V has successfully completed U.S. Army's TARDEC Interoperability Profile testing. Man transportable robot is equipped with high torque drive motors capable of climbing 46° staircase, and multi-degree of freedom manipulator that can lift up to 65 lb. Offering 1080i HD and SD camera options, robot is used for counter-improvised explosive device missions, police operations, and hazardous material missions. Read More


Robotic Vehicle Kit targets educational applications.

September 18, 2014

Supplied with RC5 remote control and battery charger, RP6V2-C Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Kit is programmable in C and is suited for universities, trade schools, high schools, and course hobby users. Robot integrates ATMEGA32 8-bit RISC microcontroller with 8 MIPS and 8 MHz clock, two 7.2 Vdc motors, and tank drivetrain that can negotiate steep ramps and obstacles. Additional features include USB interface, modular I2C bus expansion system, and 6 PCB expansion areas. Read More