Yaskawa Motoman has introduced the HC20XP collaborative robot that features a 20 kg payload and 1,700 mm maximum reach. The HC20XP collaborative robot is designed for a range of material handling, machine tending and assembly tasks.
An IP67-rated cobot, the HC20XP is equipped for continuous use in damp or splash-prone environments. Made of cast aluminum for durability, the HC20XP can also be used in sanitary environments where wipe or wash is required. NSF H1 food-grade grease is included as standard, enabling use in settings where there is a possibility of incidental food contact.
Meeting established safety standards (ISO 13849-1 and ISO 10218-1) and complying to ISO TS 15066, the HC20XP collaborative robot offers four modes of collaborative operation, including power and force limiting (PFL) where dual channel torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to quickly and safely react to contact. The HC20XP features a pinch-less design, while through-arm utilities hide cabling, reducing risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.
The HC20XP collaborative robot can shift between collaborative speed in PFL mode or full speed in industrial mode to optimize cycle times based on risk assessment and process requirements. It can operate without additional protective measurement (risk assessment dependent) resulting in reduced cost and space requirements.
Function-specific tooling and accessories are available from various Yaskawa partners. A through-arm Category 6 cable enables a wide variety of communication options for tooling.
The HC20XP robot is controlled by Yaskawa Motoman’s YRC1000micro controller, which can be installed vertically, horizontally, or mounted in a standard 19” equipment rack. Its small footprint and lightweight cabinet are ideal for factories with high-density layouts, where seamless integration and stacking of controllers may be required.
In December 2019, Yaskawa introduced the Motoman HC20DT collaborative robot that also has a 20 kg payload. The cobot’s surface is coated in acrylic urethane, with stainless steel for the tip flange. It can be washed for hygienic purposes, such as in food handling (which requires a systems integrator safety assessment). The global market for food-handling robots will experience a compound annual growth rate of 12.7% to reach $3.1 billion by 2025, predicts Research & Markets.
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