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The PH130RF is designed for press room environments. Image: Yaskawa Motoman

August 05, 2019      

DAYTON, Ohio – Yaskawa Motoman today announced it has released two industrial robot models designed for the rigors of press room environments.

The long-reach, shelf-mounted PH-series of robots “can help eliminate inconsistencies of a manual process,” the company said in a statement. The robots are available in two models, the six-axis PH1304F and PH200RF, and feature a high vibration rating for superior performance and maximum durability in press handling applications.

Streamlined design

“The streamlined, long reach design allows the robots to work in tight spaces and service multiple presses,” the company said. “The PH130RF model services press pitches up to 7 meters, and the PH200RF can service press pitches between 6 meters and 8.5 meters. Yaskawa said high moment and intertia ratings enable the PH-series models to “easily handle large blanks and formed parts.”

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The PH200RF has up to 200 kg of payload capacity. Image: Yaskawa Motoman

Both models include long-life speed reducers, which facilitate highly repetitive handling operations, as well as high-performance drive systems on the S-, L-, and U-axes (axes 1, 2 and 3) for high duty cycle and increased durability. The shelf-mounted design helps save valuable floor space, as well as expanding the work envelope and eases die change-out, while providing flexibility for custom layouts, Yaskawa added.

The PH130RF can handle up to 130 kg in payload, while the PH200RF robot can handle up to 200 kg, the company said. A single cable connects the manipulator to the controller, “resulting in easy setup and reduced expenses for maintenance and spare parts inventory.” Both robots come equipped with an IP67-rated wrist and IP30 body as standard.

The robots are controlled by Yaskawa’s YRC1000 controller, which is built to a global standard, and does not require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380VAC to 480VAC, Yaskawa said. The YRC1000 itself is compact (598-by-490-by-427 mm), which can save space as well.