Yaskawa Motoman has introduced the PL500 robot which features a high 500-kg payload and is suitable for a variety of palletizing applications, unitized loads, and other logistics tasks for end-of-line or distribution automation.
The PL500 offers a large work envelope and a high payload to load/unload pallets, and can handle full layers or a variety of products, including boxes, bags, bottles and cases. It features a 3,159 mm horizontal reach, 3,024 mm vertical reach and ±0.5 mm repeatability.
Its T-axis features a 60 mm pass-through to facilitate easy connections to the end-of-arm tool, as well as a high moment of inertia to ensure unbalanced loads are handled effectively. Parallel-link construction also provides strength, rigidity and stabilization of high moment and inertia loads, while heavy-duty bearings provide smooth arm rotation.
The PL500 robot can be floor-mounted, and brakes are included on all axes. The robot is controlled by the YRC1000 controller that is built to a global standard and does not require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380AC to 480VAC. With a highly compact cabinet (598 W x 490 H x 427 D mm), the YRC1000 uses a lightweight teach pendant with intuitive programming.