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Yaskawa PH 200RF robot

The PH200RF robot is part of the new PH series. Source: Yaskawa Motoman

DAYTON, Ohio — Specifically designed for the rigors of press-room environments, the long-reach, shelf-mounted PH-series robots can help eliminate the inconsistencies of a manual process, said Yaskawa Motoman today. Available in two models, the six-axis PH130RF and PH200RF robots feature a high vibration rating for superior performance and maximum durability in press-handling applications, said the company.

The streamlined, long reach design allows the PH robots to work in tight spaces and service multiple presses. The PH130RF model services press pitches up to 7m (22.9 ft.), and the PH200RF model services press pitches from 6 to 8.5m (19.6 to 27.8 ft.). High inertia ratings enable the PH-series models to easily handle large blanks and formed parts, said Yaskawa.

The shelf-mount design saves valuable floorspace, expands the work envelope, and eases die change-out, while providing flexibility for custom layouts, according to the company.

Speed and endurance for the PH series

Both models feature long-life speed reducers to facilitate highly repetitive handling operations, as well as high-performance drive systems on the S-, L- and U-axes (Axes 1, 2 and 3) for high duty cycle and increased durability.

The PH130RF robot offers a 130kg (286.6 lb.) payload capacity, and the PH200RF robot offers a 200kg (440.9 lb.) payload capacity. Exceptionally fast axis speeds and acceleration capabilities can reduce cycle time and increase production output.

PH-series robots from Yaskasa provide long reach for press handling performance

The new PH130RF robot for press handling. Source: Yaskawa Motoman

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. Both the PH130RF and PH200RF robots come equipped with an IP67-rated wrist and an IP30 body as standard.

PH-series robots are controlled by Yaskawa’s 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. Yaskawa said the YRC1000 is highly compact — 598mm wide x 490mm high x 427mm deep (23.2 in. W x 19.2 in. H x 16.8 in. D) — resulting in reduced space requirements.

About Yaskawa Motoman

Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With more than 450,000 Motoman robots installed globally, the company said it provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application. These include arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing, and spot welding.

Source: The Robot Report

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