A broader SCARA robot family

Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation Section continues to extend its SCARA family. Available arm lengths now range from just 120 to 1200 mm, and maximum payload from 1 to 50 kg, to accelerate a wide variety of pick and place, packaging/de-packaging, and mechanical assembly tasks. The YK-XG and YK-TW orbital SCARA series contain advanced features that ensure efficient movement and superior long-term accuracy. By placing the tip-rotation axis directly in line with the speed-reducing gear, leveraging a specially designed hollow motor, the YK-XG beltless drive allows fast R-axis rotation with large offset loads that require traditional belt-driven robots to decelerate. The latest models feature 45% faster X-Y axis speed than previous generations, now reaching 7.6 m/s, 35% greater angular speed up to 2.3 m/s, and 93% higher R-axis speed at 1700°/s.