Yaskawa Motoman sells 60,000 more robots since last count

Yaskawa has sold 60,000 Motoman industrial robots since Robotics and Automation News last did a count.  The company has been commenting on its tremendous success in recent months, saying that in China it has received so many orders it is having to expand its facilities. Yaskawa, which is a Japan-headquartered company, says it is increasing … Continue reading Yaskawa Motoman sells 60,000 more robots since last count

Yaskawa to increase production capacity by 25 per cent in China

Overactive Chinese manufacturers of smartphones and computers have driven Yaskawa to the point of increasing production capacity by 25 per cent.  Yaskawa says it will increase its monthly output from its current 1,200 units per month to 1,500 units per month to meet frenetically increasing demand from Chinese electronics manufacturers, according to a report on … Continue reading Yaskawa to increase production capacity by 25 per cent in China

Yaskawa Electric reports stunning 150 per cent more profits with robotics and automation leading the way

Yaskawa Electric says it has achieved a staggering 150 per cent growth in net profit for the period from April to September, compared with the same period last year, according to a report on Nikkei.  Nikkei says Yaskawa’s profits for the period were $184 million, beating its own previous records. Yaskawa, which also owns the Motoman … Continue reading Yaskawa Electric reports stunning 150 per cent more profits with robotics and automation leading the way

Yaskawa Motoman launches new software for robots and programmable logic controllers

  Yaskawa Motoman has launched new software for robots and programmable logic controllers – the computing appliances connected to industrial robots. The MLX300 software option is the newest generation of integration for Yaskawa robots and PLCs. The MLX300 enables operators to control and program Yaskawa robots in a standard PLC programming environment, eliminating the need … Continue reading Yaskawa Motoman launches new software for robots and programmable logic controllers

Yaskawa partners with CommScope on advanced manufacturing technology centre in Belgium

  CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site. The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, one of the world’s largest industrial robot suppliers, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing … Continue reading Yaskawa partners with CommScope on advanced manufacturing technology centre in Belgium

Yaskawa Motoman adds new model to high-speed GP industrial robot series

Yaskawa Motoman has added a new robot model to its GP series of industrial robots. Yaskawa says the “efficient, high-speed” Motoman GP25 robot is a new, compact robot that is ideal for assembly, dispensing, handling, material removal and packaging applications. All axis speeds have been increased, says the company, some by more than 40 per … Continue reading Yaskawa Motoman adds new model to high-speed GP industrial robot series

Software developer and integrator Universal Logic receives order for 60 Yaskawa Neocortex AI robotic work cells

An industrial technology integrator called Universal Logic says it has receieved a large order for 60 of its specially designed robotic work cells.  The company has developed a software-intense work cell which it calls Neocortex, aimed at supply chains and logistics operations which require automated material handling systems for high-mix, high volume applications. Universal Logic’s Neocortex … Continue reading Software developer and integrator Universal Logic receives order for 60 Yaskawa Neocortex AI robotic work cells

Hirotec on long journey towards lights-out manufacturing with robots from Otto and Yaskawa

“Lights-out manufacturing” is a term to mean the method of making things in a way that’s entirely automated and does not need humans to be involved in the process.  Of course, humans initially set up the process, build the factory and so on, but the factory which outputs the final product only requires robotics and … Continue reading Hirotec on long journey towards lights-out manufacturing with robots from Otto and Yaskawa

Yaskawa launches direct drive servo motor for ‘backlash-free’ automation applications

Yaskawa has introduced a direct drive servo motor that the company says packs a new level of performance into a more compact size than anything offered before.  The new Yaskawa SGM7F line of direct drive servo motors delivers from 4 to 35 Nm of torque in a device as small as 2.1” high and 5.3” in … Continue reading Yaskawa launches direct drive servo motor for ‘backlash-free’ automation applications

Yaskawa invests €4 million in production facility in Sweden, and partners with Midea in Asia

Yaskawa is expanding its manufacturing operation in Sweden, according to a report on Evertiq.com. One of the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturers, Yaskawa is investing a further €4 million into the plant at Torsås, Sweden. The work will eventually expand the facility by 2,000 sq m and is expected to be completed by summer 2018. 

Yaskawa introduces gear motor capabilities for its full Sigma-7 servo line

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America has released what it says is “a full line of gear motors” based on its Sigma-7 servo motors. The new line brings “precise Yaskawa servo motion to a wider variety of automation applications than ever before, especially to uses which require high torque at low output speeds”, … Continue reading Yaskawa introduces gear motor capabilities for its full Sigma-7 servo line

Slovenia backs Yaskawa with €6 million

The government of Slovenia has decided to back Yaskawa’s investment in the country with €5.6 million of public money.  Yaskawa is building a factory in the country and plans to invest a total of €25 million in the European nation of just over 2 million people. Prime Minister Miro Cerar said at the time: ““I … Continue reading Slovenia backs Yaskawa with €6 million

Yaskawa to invest €25 million to expand manufacturing operations in Europe

Industrial robotics and automation giant Yaskawa is expanding its manufacturing operations in Europe. The company says it aims to become one of the two leading manufacturers of industrial robots in strategic target markets in the medium term. The company outlined its vision at a press conference hosted by Hiroshi Ogasawara, representative director and president of Yaskawa Electric, and Manfred Stern, president and … Continue reading Yaskawa to invest €25 million to expand manufacturing operations in Europe

Yaskawa showcases Neocortex robotic work cell for material handling

Yaskawa has introduced a new robotic work cell developed in partnership with Motoman and Universal Robotics. Yaskawa says the Neocortex Goods to Robot Cell is a “complete, pre-engineered adaptive picking solution”. The system is the result of a collaboration between Yaskawa America, Motoman Robotics Division and Universal Robotics.