Yaskawa America, Inc.

Phone: 937-847-6200
Fax: 937-847-3288

Motoman Robotics Division
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Mailing Address:
100 Automation Way
Miamisburg, OH 45342 US

A Special Message from Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. Combine to Form Yaskawa America, Inc.


New! PerfectEdge finishing solution
New! PerfectEdge finishing solution

PerfectEdge™ is a complete, full robotic solution meets the challenges of tight tolerance chamfering, deburring and finishing processes, while offering a non-touch method of programming via menu-driven material removal software. Designed in collaboration with Arrow Gear, it includes a six-axis Motoman® DX1350D industrial robot and a precision indexer with hollow chuck controlled by a Yaskawa Sigma-5 servo motor for fixturing shafted gears.

The cell has an eight-slot protected tool holder and an Alfred Jaeger spindle. PerfectEdge has the capacity to process 20 inch diameter by 10 inch cylindrical parts. Designed on a common base with fork pockets, PerfectEdge can easily be deployed or relocated.  

The PerfectEdge cell features a polycarbonate and aluminum full safety enclosure with electrically interlocked access doors. A particle and fume extraction system is included, making PerfectEdge easy to connect to an air handling system. Repetitive stress injuries and operator fatigue are eliminated, reducing scrap rates and improving safety. 


SDA-Series Robots
SDA-Series Robots

Motoman's slim, dual-arm SDA-series robots are strong, quick and agile. They provide "human-like" flexibility with 15 axes of motion (7 axes per arm, plus a single axis for base rotation). Powerful actuator-based design and best-in-class wrist characteristics make the SDA-series robots suited for a variety of assembly, part transfer, machine tending, packaging and other handling tasks that formerly could only be done by people. Both robot arms can work together on one task to double the payload or handle heavy, unwieldy parts. The ability to use dual independent arms to process parts reduces the need for expensive custom fixturing and allows end-of-arm tooling to be simple and less costly. These models are controlled by the new, next-generation DX100 robot and system-level controller. Models: SDA5D, SDA10D, SDA20D

SIA-Series Robots
SIA-Series Robots

Motoman's SIA-series robots feature a revolutionary actuator-based 7-axis design that enables freedom of movement and the ability to maneuver in tight areas. These robots are ideal for assembly, injection molding, inspection, machine tending and a host of other operations. Models: SIA5D, SIA10D, SIA20D, SIA50D

Company Profile

Motoman Robotics provides robots and complete robotic automation for virtually every application and industry. Our extensive product line includes more than 175 general-purpose and application-specific robot models, with payloads from 2-800 kg (4-1,764 lbs). Motoman Robotics' more than 15 families of fully integrated, pre-engineered "World" solutions include robots, process equipment and safety equipment. Motoman Robotics' modular "World" solutions provide tremendous flexibility while reducing cost and risk. Experienced engineers evaluate your project and provide the best "World" solution or custom system to meet your automation needs. Motoman Robotics is committed to providing world-class quality, innovation and the highest level of customer satisfaction in the automation industry. Founded in 1989, Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has grown to become the second largest robotics company in the Americas with an installed base of over 30,000 units.

Product Categories of Yaskawa America, Inc.

  • Automated Pallet Systems
  • Buffing & Polishing Machines
  • Calibration Software
  • Conveyors & Other Part Handling Automation
  • Deburring Equipment
  • Deburring Machines
  • Die Handling Equipment
  • Fixturing Systems
  • Laser Cutting Systems
  • Laser Welding & Cladding Machines
  • Machining Cells & FMS
  • Plasma-Arc/Plasma Cutting Machines
  • Press Automation Devices
  • Press Feeds & Loading Equipment
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Robot Tooling/Grippers
  • Robots, Industrial
  • Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
  • Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
  • Waterjet Cutting Machines
  • Welding Machines & Equipment

Trade Names

  • ArcWorld
  • LoadWorld
  • MotoFit
  • MotoRail
  • MotoSight
  • MotoSim
  • MotoSweep
  • PerfectEdge

Deep Links

MyMotoman Remote Monitoring Service -

MyMotoman Remote Monitoring Service is a new era in equipment monitoring, brought on by our customers’ desire to have information at their fingertips at any time, on any device that has access to the Internet.  MyMotoman provides the ability to maintain a pulse on robot equipment by sending crucial alerts, current production information and preventive trends in a proactive, “always-on” fashion.  Knowing current status and performance trends allows subscribers to better keep plants running smoothly and efficiently.

Isn't it time you had the perfect edge? -

PerfectEdge™ is a complete, full robotic solution meets the challenges of tight tolerance chamfering, deburring and finishing processes, while offering a non-touch method of programming via menu-driven material removal software. Designed in collaboration with Arrow Gear, it includes a six-axis Motoman® DX1350D industrial robot and a precision indexer with hollow chuck controlled by a Yaskawa Sigma-5 servo motor for fixturing shafted gears.

Monthly Product Specials -

Motoman Robotics' monthly product specials. Check them out!

Arc Welding Applications -

Motoman Robotics' ArcWorld, FabWorld, and SpotWorld solutions redefine robotic arc and spot welding with industry-leading performance. By combining Motoman's advanced technology and products - including multiple robot controllers, super high-speed positioners, leading-edge process technology, and the fastest robots in the industry - you achieve extraordinary production and quality results.

Machine Tending Solutions -

Motoman Robotics is an experienced turn-key solution provider for machine tending solutions. Whether the application is machining, grinding, heat treating, spinning, molding, or tending another process machine, Motoman has probably done it before.

Product Announcements Provided By Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman LoadWorld: Modular, Flexible Machine Tool Tending

As seen in MMS

Yaskawa Motoman Opens New Facility in Mexico
The Querétaro facility will support training and service efforts support for existing and potential integrators in the region.

Arc Welding Robot Suitable for High-Density Environments
The MA1440 arc welding robot from Yaskawa Motoman Robotics features a high-speed, through-arm design intended to reduce interference and collisions.

Robots Optimized for Spot-Welding Applications
Yaskawa Motoman’s MS165 and MS 210 six-axis robots are designed for faster performance and increased reliability in spot-welding applications over the previous ES series.

Welding Robot for Use in High-Density Layouts
The MA1440 six-axis welding robot from Yaskawa Motoman offers a 6-kg payload, an improvement on the 3-kg payload of its MA1400 model, as well as a larger wrist hole for utilities and faster operation.

January 2014 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight in our January issue features robotics and industrial automation equipment. Click through the slideshow to see a selection of the highlighted products, and visit the Robots & Automation zone (link in the sidebar) to learn more.

Controller Promotes Increased Safety, Efficiency
Yaskawa Motoman’s Robotics division offers the DX200 robot controller, which is based on the process capabilities of the previous DX100 controller.

Compact Robot Designed for Light-Payload Applications
The MHJF compact robot from Yaskawa Motoman Robotics is designed for light-payload applications such as small parts assembly, material handling and education systems.

A Technology Sampling from FABTECH 2012
Here are a few technologies spotted at the 2012 edition of Fabtech, the annual metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

Material Handling Robot Offers Flexibility for Variety of Applications
The flexible MH80 material handling robot from the Motoman Robotics division of Yaskawa America is suitable for a variety of applications, including dispensing and material cutting, in addition to material handling.

This Ribbon Cutting Was a “Sworded” Affair
Motoman Robotics celebrated the grand opening of its newly completed headquarters in Miamisburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by one its dual-arm robots—wielding a traditional samurai sword no less!

Vise Rigidity Boosts Robot Cell Output
To automate the fixturing of round machining center components, Haas uses a custom, robot-tended setup incorporating MoveLock vises from Kurt manufacturing. Thanks to these vises’ rigidity, the machine tool builder has doubled the output of its robot cells compared to previous setups.

Extended Reach Arc-Welding Robot
Motoman’s MA3100 “Master Arc” welding robot features an extended-reach arm that is said to reduce the need for tracks.

Robotics Trade Group Elects Chairman
Dean Elkins, senior general manager of robotics company Motoman (West Carollton, Ohio) has been elected as the new chairman of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) for 2010.

Dual-Arm Robot Handles Heavy Parts
Motoman’s SDA10D robot is said to provide the reach, payload, speed, performance and flexibility required to perform various assembly, handling, machine tending, packaging and part transfer applications.Both robot arms can work together on one task to double the payload or handle heavy parts, trays or pallets.

Robots Designed To Handle Large Payloads
Versatile, high-speed Motoman ES165D and ES200D handling robots are suited for large-payload machine and press tending applications and various other handling tasks. The robots feature wide work envelopes and high moment-of-inertia ratings coupled with fast axial speeds and accelerations for high-throughput processing, the company says.

Software Gives Offline Programming “Real” Robot Feel
Motoman’s enhanced graphics simulator, MotoSim EG, is available with virtual robot controller (VRC) capability, which is said to provide accurate 3D simulation of robot cells. With VRC, the software operates and displays the actual programming pendant interface for the NX100 controller. The interface display is the same whether a programmer uses a teach pendant on the controller or uses the software on a PC.

Single Controller Manages Four Robots
Motoman’s NX100 robot controller with a Windows CE programming pendant and a color touchscreen is designed to easily handle multiple tasks. High speed processing capability allows it to control as many as four robots for a total of 36 axes (including robots and external axes). It also features I/O devices from a single point of control.

Robotics Provider Names New President
 Steve Barhorst has been named the president and chief operating officer of robotics manufacturer Motoman. Mr. Barhorst joined the company as vice president and CFO in August 2000 and became senior vice president and CFO in March 2004. In 2005, he assumed additional responsibility for

Robotic Welding Workcell


  • Does Dexter Really Need a Hard Hat?

    A Motoman SDA10D dual-arm robot (nicknamed Dexter Bot) appropriately had the honor of turning the first shovel of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for Motoman Robotics’ new facility in Miamisburg, Ohio.