By Mary Del
Aug. 22, 2014 – Yaskawa Motoman’s 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 company says. The long reach of the MH50 II model and the extended reaches of the MH50 II-35 and MH50 II-20 make these robots ideal for processing large parts. In many cell layouts, the extended reach models can eliminate the need for an external track, decreasing system costs and simplifying programming. The robots have brakes on all axes and can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted for layout flexibility. These models use the DX200 controller that includes patented multiple robot control technology to handle multiple tasks and control up to eight robots (72 axes), I/O devices and communication protocols. 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.