Scara: compact, robust, fast

Motoman SG 650. Image: © Yaskawa
Motoman SG 650. Image: © Yaskawa

Two new compact Scara robots complement Yaskawa’s Motoman portfolio: the robust Motoman SG400 and Motoman SG650 are designed for payloads of up to 3 and 6 kg respectively and cover a working range of 400 and 650 mm respectively. This makes them particularly suitable for applications that require both high speeds and high precision.

The repeatability of the new Scara robots is 0.01 mm. Typical applications include assembly processes for very small parts or robot-based picking and packing, dosing and feeding in the processing as well as in the food, medical products and cosmetics industries. Low interference contours reduce the risk of collision and allow the robots to be operated in very confined spaces. Internal media routing ensures reliable workflows and reduces maintenance requirements.

The 4-axis machines are controlled by the extremely compact and lightweight Motoman YRC1000micro control system. The performance and functions of the controller have been optimized specifically for pick & place and handling applications. In addition to the usual functionalities, the YRC1000micro offers simple connection options for external hardware as well as extremely fast and highly accurate motion controllers. In addition, it is compatible with an optional “Functional Safety” function, which can be used to safely monitor and limit the working range and speed.