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MOTOMAN GP4 extends Yaskawa’s portfolio of compact, fast 6-axis robots

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The new MOTOMAN GP4 extends Yaskawa’s portfolio of compact, fast 6-axis robots to include a version with a 4 kg payload. This robot is precise, fast and cost-effective for all automation tasks in restricted workspaces.

With axle speeds of up to 1,000 degrees/s the new MOTOMAN GP4 is agile and ultra-fast. Its outstanding repeatability of +/- 0.01 mm makes it suitable for many automated applications that call for the highest degree of precision with small workpieces, e.g. flexible handling and feeding of small parts, assembly, loading and unloading of machines or time-critical inspection tasks. In addition, the compact robot is characterised by a small footprint and attractive price-performance ratio.

Part of the MOTOMAN GP series

Like its big brothers of the MOTOMAN GP series, this latest version offers all advantages of this class. “GP” stands for “General Purpose” and thus suitable for a wide range of uses. The 6-axis robots are designed in conformance with high Protection Class IP67 (special protection against the penetration of moisture and dust). They can be deployed in harsh working conditions and are easy to clean. The robot can operate without restriction in any position; the robot cables can be inserted either sideways or through the base. The integral media supply in the axes optimises the setup of grippers and ensures the highest degree of reliability in operation.

Smart operation and compact high-performance controller

The GP series of robots is controlled by the current YRC1000micro high-performance controller. Either the classical hand-held programmer or the innovative Smart Pendant can be used for controlling and programming. Alternatively, the robot can be integrated into a higher level of machine control via SPS function blocks (MotoLogix). In terms of connectivity (I/O, process and Industrie 4.0), interfaces and conveyor belt, camera and sensor connection the GP4 benefits from the diverse features, tools and options of the compact Yaskawa standard robot controls.

Wide range of applications in small parts handling

Due to its small space requirements, the GP4 is particularly suitable for use in the electronics industry. In the assembly of precision modules, the GP4 is at least equal to a fast rotary transfer machine. And as a 6-axis robot it is predestined for modern, flexible pick & place small part feeding with vibration plate and image processing. And last but not least, the attractive price and compact size makes the versatile GP4 6-axis robot an interesting alternative to conventional automation with Cartesian motion systems.

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