Yaskawa Motoman has introduced two palletizing robots, the four-axis PL190 and PL320 models. Joining the PL500 robot, these robots enable a range of palletizing applications, order picking and other logistical tasks, and are suitable for end-of-line or distribution automation.
The PL190 has a 190 kg payload capacity, and the PL320 has a 320 kg payload capacity. Each robot features a 3,159 mm horizontal reach, 3,024 mm vertical reach and ±0.05 repeatability.
A one-piece upper arm reduces mass and increases durability, while parallel-link construction for strength and heavy-duty bearings for smooth arm rotation support the handling of large, heavy payloads. A 75 mm T-axis pass-through facilitates easy connections to the end-of-arm tool, and its high moment of inertia ensures unbalanced loads are handled effectively. The PL190 and PL320 robots can be floor-mounted, and brakes are included on all axes.
PL-series robots are 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.
Creation of palletizing patterns for virtually any mix of SKUs can be accomplished offline using PalletSolver software.