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Robot Creates Consistent Finish in Coating Applications

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
 

The fast, six-axis MPX3500 robot from Yaskawa Motoman is designed to create a smooth, consistent finish in painting and coating applications. Its flexible, compact design (2700-mm horizontal reach and ±0.15-mm repeatability) makes the robot perfect for painting parts of nearly any size and shape, including recessed, curved or contoured surfaces.

The MPX3500 has a 15-kg wrist-payload capacity and a 25-kg upper-arm payload capacity, enabling spray equipment to be mounted directly to the arm. The hollow wrist, with a 70-mm ID, accommodates the mounting of spray-equipment applicators with large hose bundles; interference between the hoses and parts/fixtures is avoided, ensuring optimum cycle time, robot reach and part access.

The robot’s L-axis has zero offset, enabling installation of the manipulator close to a workpiece, as well as higher-density robot spacing, saving valuable floor space. Mount the robot to the floor, wall or ceiling.

The DX200-FM is available with a Category 3 Performance Level d (PLd) Functional Safety Unit (FSU), which supports safety-rated speed control, safety-rated soft axis and space limiting, and safety-rated monitor stop. In addition to enabling safe operation in shorter and narrower spray booths with adjacent manual operations, these safety functions can be used to save costs and reduce floor-space requirements.

Yaskawa Motoman: www.motoman.com

 

As seen in Fabricating Product News: Yaskawa America, Inc.