In logistics, for packaging, for emptying containers: Logistics automation has been waiting for the Motoman GP8L from Yaskawa – slim robot body, sufficient reach and fast achievable cycle times are its distinguishing features.
Industrial robots are increasingly being used for tasks in the growing logistics and e-commerce market. For picking unsorted goods (Piece Picking, reaching into the box), in conjunction with intelligent image processing systems, slim robot kinematics optimised for speed are required with large arm lengths and very narrow wrists in order to be able to reach sufficiently deep into containers. The GP8L was developed and optimized for this purpose.
The universally and flexibly applicable 6-axis GP8L offers enormous maneuverability in a small space with a long reach of 1,636 mm. The new development with a sufficient payload of 8 kg can be used wherever classic industrial robot manipulators such as the Motoman GP7 or GP12 would either be too short-armed or too bulky.
Extension of the proven Motoman GP series
As an extension of the Motoman GP portfolio, the new Motoman GP8L offers all the advantages of the proven series: “GP” stands for “General Purpose” and thus for a wide range of applications, even under harsh working conditions over years of 24/7 continuous operation. The robot can work in any mounting position without restrictions.
The integrated media supply in the axes optimizes the design of grippers and ensures maximum reliability in operation. Its carefully tuned and lean kinematic structure, combined with state-of-the-art Sigma7 drive technology, enables exceptionally fast cycle times with a high repeatability of ± 0.02 mm.
The Motoman GP8L can be controlled with either the current YRC1000 robot controller or the YRC1000micro compact controller. Either the classic handheld programming device or the innovative smart counterpart for newcomers to robotics can be used for operation and programming. Or, and this is particularly attractive in logistics automation, you can program the robot directly via PLC function blocks according to the special YaskawaMotoLogix concept – and thus integrate the robot seamlessly into the PLC programming environment. Then a robot programmer is no longer required.