|Events | Product News | Corporate News | Partner Spotlight||December 2013 Edition|
New! Kinetiq Teaching
Robotiq, in partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, has released Kinetiq Teaching – a new technology to quickly and easily task welding robots without requiring in-depth programming knowledge. Kinetiq Teaching enables job shops to easily implement robotic welding with simplified teaching and reduced set-up times by allowing operators to guide the robot by hand to desired weld positions.
New! MA1440 Arc Welding Robot
The new 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload, up from 3 kg on the MA1400 model. Additionally, compared to the MA1400, the MA1440 features a 23% larger wrist hole for utilities and is up to 15% faster. The MA1440 uses a new contoured arm structure that reduces interference by enlarging the close-range motion area of the robot, making it optimal for welding large workpieces and reaching over jigs. It uses the new DX200 robot controller which is more energy efficient and was designed for improved maintainability.
New! MS210 Spot Welding Robot
The new MS210 spot welding robot is 20% faster overall than the previous ES200 model. Its new streamlined design features a slim base and wrist profile, and a compact gas spring which allows for high density robot spacing. The robot can easily reach into confined spaces, improving application flexibility. Yaskawa introduced integrated spot harness technology over a decade ago, and it has been improved on the new MS-series models. The MS210 uses the new DX200 robot controller.
Yaskawa Motoman welcomed students from Springboro, OH for a tour of its Miamisburg, OH headquarters. Springboro Robotics is in its eighth season and offers STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education in an exciting afterschool program. This summer, their robotics program expanded to 15 teams with close to 100 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. More than 60 of those students, coaches and parents toured the facility and learned about future roles they could play in the automation industry.