Our broad product range of servo systems includes brushless AC servo motors, digital amplifiers, linear motors, and direct drive motors. These best-in-class servo systems can be matched with single-axis or multi-axis motion controllers for a system solution with the best quality and reliability in the business.
Yaskawa Motoman is the world leader in arc welding robotics with industry firsts such as patented multiple robot control and MA-series robots. Integrated through-the-arm cabling improves weld accuracy, improves torch access and reduces downtime. Motoman backs the performance of the MA-series robots with the industry’s first two-year torch cable warranty. This patented torch cable design was key to the success of the EA-series robots and is not available from other companies. Motoman also was the first with an extended reach (>3.0 m) robot for arc welding (HP50-20) and has an extended reach MA-series robot (MA3100).
Yaskawa Motoman is extending the success of these arc welding arms with the introduction of the first 7-axis arc welding robot. The flexibility of the VA1400 model can be used to reduce floorspace and achieve higher robot density for increased production. The unique “elbow” axis of the arm also allows the robot to reach around tall parts or reach into boxy parts.
Yaskawa Motoman offers a wide range of robots for high-speed precision assembly and small part handling including high-performance six-axis robots; flexible seven-axis manipulators; dual-arm robots with 15 axes and amazing human-like motion; and a family of four-axis SCARA models. These robots, especially the new generation SDA (15 axes) and SIA (7-axis) models, offer cell space optimization, dexterity with outstanding range of motion and tooling simplification.
Accurate, high-performance Motoman robots are ideal for precision waterjet, laser, and plasma cutting applications. Selected models feature payloads from 6-50 kg, a wide range of reaches and work envelopes, brakes on all axes, and floor-, wall- and ceiling-mounted configurations.
When evaluating solutions for dispensing, accuracy and a smooth, consistent material application is critical. With advanced robot control, the use of robotics can take dispensing to the next level by helping to reduce material costs and improve quality. Yaskawa Motoman offers a comprehensive line of dispensing robots with payload capacities from 3 kg up to 165 kg.
Motoman robots excel at a wide range of material handling processes, including assembly, machine tending, packing, packaging, palletizing, part transfer, etc.
- Payloads from 2-800 kg
- Variety of configurations available with 4-15 axes of motion, including dual-arm robots
- Wide range of work envelopes
- Floor-, wall-, shelf- and ceiling-mounted models.
- Custom or standard grippers available
Yaskawa Motoman’s extensive product line of high-performance material removal robots includes a variety of application-specific and general-purpose models that are ideal for material removal, surface preparation and finishing operations, including grinding, finishing, polishing, sawing, degating, waterjet removal, etc.
Payloads from 5-165 kg
Variety of configurations available
High torsion and rigidity deliver industry-leading performance
Wide range of work envelopes
Floor-, wall- and ceiling-mounted models
Custom or standard end-of-arm tooling available.
Flexible, high-performance Motoman paint robots increase finishing quality, consistency and throughput, while dramatically lowering operating costs and decreasing wasted material. Our complete line of paint robots provides versatility and superior performance in standard industrial, automotive and aerospace coating and dispensing applications.
These application-specific paint robots can be used for primer, base coat, finish coat, clear coat and spray dispensing, using water-based, solvent-based, powder, glaze and glue/adhesive materials. They efficiently coat complex parts of nearly any size and shape, including recesses, curved and contoured surfaces — without runs or sags.
Motoman paint robots can be programmed to apply coating materials to different areas of the part to various film thicknesses. They are available with a variety of hollow, Lemma, three-roll and standard wrists to suit your coating application needs. Paint robots use a special controller with a Factory Mutual (FM) Class 1, Div. 1 intrinsically safe (explosion-proof) rating.
Motoman innovations in the robotic spot welding market include ES-series “Expert Spot” robots with an integrated spot harness. With spot utilities (power, water, air, motor and signal lines) integrated into the profile of the robot arm, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers realize increased flexibility and higher uptime. Motoman’s patented multiple robot control technology allows close interaction of several arms working on a car body without fear of collision.
Motoman’s latest innovation is the 7-axis VS50 spot welding robot. Designed to take full advantage of proven Direct Current (DC) weld timers and servo controlled actuators, Motoman is introducing a series of light weight “mini-guns.” These powerful, compact spot guns weigh less than 50 kg, but deliver high performance with 600 kgf clamping pressure and 15,000 Amps of welding current. The low profile and “elbow” on the VS50 robot allow it to be positioned close to the vehicle. It can reach underneath or inside confined spaces. The 6-axis MS80 robot complements the 7-axis VS50 arm and has a slim profile and longer reach for windshields and pillars. These smaller, faster spot welding robots are designed to be used with full-size ES165D/ES200D model with larger guns to maximize robot density in a welding station. This “high-density” approach reduces takt time and shortens the production line with fewer re-spot stations.
Machine/PLC & Motion Controllers
Single-Axis Motion Controllers
Yaskawa machine controls are developed with flexible design to allow customers the ability to configure products to meet their specific needs. They are designed for stand-alone, networked, and coordinated motion of Industrial Machines. Our best-in-class servo systems can be matched with motion controllers for a system solution with the best quality and reliability in the business.
Multi-Axis Motion Controllers
Yaskawa motion controllers are developed with flexible design to allow customers the ability to configure products to meet their specific needs. Our best-in-class servo systems can be matched with motion controllers for a system solution with the best quality and reliability in the business.
MPiec controllers feature Yaskawa’s motion engine integrated within the IEC61131-3 and PLCopen programming standards. The MotionWorks IEC software, which uses these standards, helps reduce machine development time by allowing code to be easily encapsulated and reused. Programmers can choose from a variety of languages including function block diagrams, ladder, structured text, sequential function charts, and instruction lists.
All MPiec controllers have a built in web server which greatly reduces field maintenance time and allows users to load new programs and update controller firmware. In addition, all MPiec controllers support the Ethernet/IP and Modbus/TCP (master and slave) protocols, which connect to most PLCs and expanded I/O. Machine designers can optimize their control architecture with the scalability and modularity of the MPiec controllers and MotionWorks IEC development software.
Rotary Servo Motors
The Sigma family of servo motors has taken the next technological step using high-resolution serial encoder feedback. Position information is transmitted to the amplifier allowing full error checking which eliminates position error caused by electrical noise and prevents runaway conditions. This all-digital feedback design enables the amplifier to automatically recognize the motor and optimize settings. AC brushless servo motor lines with speeds to 6,000 rpm and torques to 1,182 Nm (over 870 lb-ft).
- SGMMV – Ultra-small capacity (3.3W to 30W), low inertia
- SGMJV – Small capacity (0.05-0.75kW), medium inertia
- SGMAV – Small capacity (0.05-1.0kW), low inertia
- SGMGV – Medium capacity (0.3-15kW), medium inertia
- SGMSV – Medium capacity, (1 to 7kW), low inertia
- SGMVV – Large capacity, (22 to 55kW), medium inertia
- SJME – Small capacity, (0.1-0.75kW), medium inertia
Sigma II Series
- SGMPH – Small capacity (0.1-1.5kW), medium inertia
- SGMBH – Large capacity, (22 to 55kW), medium inertia
The Sigma family of servo motors has taken the next technological step using high-resolution serial encoder feedback. Position information is transmitted to the amplifier allowing full error checking which eliminates position error caused by electrical noise and prevents runaway conditions. This all-digital feedback design enables the amplifier to automatically recognize the motor and optimize settings.
Direct drive technology eliminates backlash, reduces the number of mechanical components, and provides a stiff mechanical system for highly dynamic applications. The SGMCS servo motor line is designed for direct drive applications where the load is directly attached to the motor surface.
- SGMCS – Direct drive (0.02-3kW), high inertia
Linear Servo Motors
All Yaskawa linear servo motors feature plug-and-play connection with the Sigma-5, Sigma II and LEGEND amplifiers through use of automatic motor recognition and serial encoder technology. Yaskawa’s linear servo motors are supplied as components or an integrated slide. Yaskawa offers a variety of coreless, iron-core and unique balanced-force linear motor coils, magnet tracks, and Sigma Trac linear motor slides.
The components include a coil that directly drives the load and modular magnet tracks that allow almost unlimited machine length.
- SGLGW – Iron-less coil and magnet track components
- SGLFW – Iron-core coil and magnet track components
- SGLTW – Balanced Iron-core coil and magnet track components
The Sigma Trac slide includes direct drive components, carriage, bearings, base, and linear encoder all integrated into a plug-and-play package.
- Sigma Trac SGT – Integrated slide with iron-core coil and magnet track components
Yaskawa Sigma servo amplifiers have all-digital architecture with 32-bit microprocessor logic, high speed ASIC current-loop control, and IGBT power sections. Fully digital, networkable amplifiers with modular connection to single-axis controls. 30 watt to 55 kW power range with 100-480 VAC operation.
Sigma-5 -The Sigma-5 servo amplifier delivers the highest performance in the industry with a wide range of models and options to match your individual application requirements.
- SGDV – Covers 50 watts to 15 kW and input voltages of 110, 230, and 480 VAC
Junma – This totally new plug and play design concept requires no parameter settings or gain adjustments.
- SJDE – Covers 100 watts to 750 watts and input voltages of 110 and 230 VAC
Variable Frequency Drives & Motors
Industrial AC Drives
Yaskawa is the world’s largest manufacturer of AC drives for industrial automation and OEM equipment. Our drives cover every automation application need in the industrial plant. These AC drives incorporate the latest technological advancements in AC motor speed control, made possible by experience and dedication to quality in design and manufacturing. These adjustable frequency drives offer the greatest selection of size and performance available, with power ranges from fractional HP to 1750 HP. Yaskawa AC Drives provide the benefits of network communications, support by software tools for parameter management, custom software options, and new ease of installation. Because all adjustable frequency drives are rigorously tested, Yaskawa ensures that quality and reliability are designed in and built in.
Spindle Drives and Motors
Machine tool spindle drives require one of the most demanding motion solutions. Ripple or velocity errors leave their mark, literally, on the work pieces being machined. Yaskawa Spindle Systems deliver the perfect answer to machine tool builders who require smooth running and rapid, accurate control. Yaskawa provides the high reliability and performance your machine tool applications demand with a complete line of drive and motor products to operate all machine tool spindles.
The M5 is a high performance spindle drive with 100% back-to-line regeneration.
We offer three types of machine tool specific spindle motors. Single winding spindle motors generate rated power at 1,500 RPM. Dual winding motors generate rated power at 400~500 RPM.
Drives are available with either the traditional analog interface or the Mechatrolink interface offered by Yaskawa.
Medium Voltage Drives
Yaskawa has been supplying Medium Voltage (MV) Drives to the global market for more than 15 years. They have a proven track record of performance and reliability unmatched in the industry.
Yaskawa America Inc. (YAI) has recently introduced the MV1000 product to the United States and Canada. Today’s product range includes 200 to 2750HP at 2400V output and 300 to 5000HP at 4160V output, with various input voltages available.
Target markets include Oil and Gas, Water and Wastewater, Power Generation, Rubber and Tire and other industrial applications. They can be applied equally well to applications requiring Constant Torque (CT) output performance as well as the traditional Variable Torque (VT) pump and fan loads.