By Alyssa Dalton
Sept. 18, 2015 – The Yaskawa Motoman MH24 six-axis robot features a curved upper arm that claims to “enhance its reach and allows a wider range of applications,” such as assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging tasks.
According to the company, the double yoke design also offers additional strength if the robot crashes due to a programming error. A 50-mm thru-hole in the upper arm provides space to help reduce wear and promote cable life, says Yaskawa, adding that the MH24 is the fastest robot in its class due to Sigma-5 motors and ARM (Advanced Robot Motion). This model has a 1,730-mm horizontal reach and a work envelope that extends behind the robot, providing space for robot tool storage and maintenance. It also has brakes on all axes and can be floor- or wall-mounted. Additionally, a smaller 12 kg payload model is available (MH12).