Ultra-Light and Ultra-Compact Six-Axis Robot

Designed specifically for handling and assembly requirements, Yaskawa’s MotoMINI robot has a high degree of freedom for 3D movements, thus making even the most complex operations easier. This model has also won the Red Dot Award 2019.

by Michela Zanardo

The MotoMINI robot, one of Yaskawa’s smallest and fastest models, is part of the MOTOMAN robot family. It is the ideal solution for handling and assembly of small parts and components. With 6 axes and an outreach of 350 mm, its payload reaches 500 g. Its freedom of movement makes even the most complex 3D handling operations easier while increasing productivity. Equipped with the highest possible acceleration for quite a small robot, the MotoMINI is capable to reduce cycle times and increase productivity. In addition, it can be moved easily thanks to its only 7 kg weight. The MotoMINI is fully compliant with Yaskawa’s strategy of “tailor-made” products that meet the current Industry 4.0 requirements.

Easier programming and control
A further strength of the robot is the ultra-compact and highly innovative Motoman YRC1000micro control, with high performance and civil feeding. The teach pendant, weighing only 730 g, has improved ergonomics to reduce wrist fatigue, increase ease of use and give greater mobility to the operator. It is the lightest programming device in its category, capable to show the robot position in 3D through its large display.
The Motoman YRC1000micro provides easy connections to peripheral devices and motion control featured by high speed and high precision. In compliance with Yaskawa standards, it is compliant with the “Functional Safety” option, which monitors the range of motion and speed limits and meets the requirements of PLd 3 safety level.

An award-winning solution
The Motoman MotoMINI has won the prestigious Red Dot Award 2019, one of the most important world design awards since 1955. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, the jury took into consideration criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, quality and duration. The MotoMINI was featured in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, online and in the Red Dot Design App.