Motoman’s safe robot collaboration

HC10 and 10DT eliminate pinch points.

September 19, 2019   by PLANT STAFF

Hand-guiding the HC10DT.

Robots and humans can work together safely. Dual channel torque sensors in all joints of Yaskawa Motoman’s HC10 and HC10DT constantly monitor force to quickly react to contact with an operator and stop.

The six-axis models eliminate operator pinch points while through-arm utilities hide cabling, reducing the risk of snagging or interfering with other equipment.

Using the Smart Pendant, the HC10 is hand-guided for easy positioning while the HC10DT (direct teach) has three easy-to-use buttons for intuitive robot path programming.

Teaching new program paths using precision hand guiding allows quick deployment or redeployment on demand, decreasing system downtime.

Whether operating at full speed on industrial mode or collaborative speed on PFL mode, cycle times are optimized based upon risk assessments and process requirements.

Payload for both models is10-kg with a 1,200 mm reach that performs a broad range of material handling, machine tending or light assembly tasks.

The HC10 robot is controlled by Yaskawa’s YRC1000 controller, which doesn’t require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380 to 480 VAC.

The HC10DT is controlled by the ultra-compact YRC1000micro. Its small footprint and lightweight cabinet are well suited for factories with high-density layouts where stacking of controllers may be required.

Yaskawa Motoman makes industrial robots. Its Canadian office is in Mississauga, Ont.

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