Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Yaskawa Motoman HC10 collaborative robot now available

November 20, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Nov. 20, 2017 – Yaskawa Motoman’s new six-axis HC10 collaborative robot aims to work safely with, or in close proximity to humans by stopping the robot in the event of contact with an operator.

Dual torque sensors in all joints monitor force to react to contact. It is designed to eliminate operator pinch points while through-arm utilities hide cabling and increase safety by reducing the risks of snagging or interference with other equipment, explains the company. The HC10 was previewed at the Automate show in April 2017 and is now available to order. In addition to traditional robot programming through the teach pendant, the user can hand-guide the HC10 robot when teaching new program paths. This feature allows the HC10 to be quickly deployed or redeployed on demand, decreasing system downtime and increasing ROI, says the company. The HC10 offers a 10-kg payload and 1,200 mm reach and can perform a range of material handling, machine tending, packaging or light assembly tasks.

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