Yaskawa America, Inc.

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

Motoman Robotics Division
Please visit: Yaskawa America, Inc.

Mailing Address:
100 Automation Way
805 Liberty Ln.
Miamisburg, OH 45342 US

A Special Message from Yaskawa America, Inc.

Yaskawa Motoman Celebrates its 25th Anniversary: Looking Ahead to Yasakwa's Global Centennial Anniversary Celebration in 2015

Kinetiq Teaching
Kinetiq Teaching

A New Technology to Simplify Welding Robot Teaching from Robotiq and Yaskawa

Kinetiq Teaching is a new technology to quickly and easily task welding robots without requiring in-depth programming knowledge. It enables job shops to easily implement robotic welding with simplified teaching and reduced set-up times by allowing operators to guide the robot by hand to desired weld positions. With Kinetiq Teaching, the welder moves the robotic welding tip next to a workpiece by physically hand-guiding the robot. Once the welding point is reached, the welder determines the welding parameters through a touch screen interface. After all the points are recorded, the welder can playback the programmed trajectory and modify it on-the-fly. By doing so, experienced welders will be able to set welding jobs and oversee the productivity of more than one robotic welder at a time, or train less skilled operators to program the welding robot and act as a technical adviser and a quality assurance resource.

MH12 Robot
MH12 Robot

The new MH12 six-axis robot provides superior performance in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications. It features a new curved upper arm that enhances its reach and allows a wider range of applications. This patented double yoke design also offers additional strength if the robot crashes due to a programming error.

Thru-arm cable routing provides longer cable life and reduces the risks of snagging or interference. A large 50 mm thru-hole in the upper arm provides ample space to minimize wear and maximize cable life.


LoadWorld® is a pre-engineered standard robot solution for machine tending that can be integrated with new or existing machines. It is ideal for high-production or job shops with smaller lot sizes. These flexible cells include a Motoman® robot, plus many options for standard grippers, conveyors, part positioners, pallet floor locators, part cleaners and markers. LoadWorld is designed to work with a wide range of Motoman robots with payloads from 20-200 kg, including the unique 7-axis SIA20D.

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

Kinetiq Teaching

Kinetiq Teaching is a revolutionary technology that enables users to quickly and easily task welding robots without requiring in-depth programming knowledge.

Kinetiq Teaching allows job shops to easily implement robotic welding with simplified teaching and reduced set-up times by letting operators guide the robot by hand to desired weld positions. An icon-based menu is presented on the teach pendant's color touch screen to allow the operator to define the task. Programming time is greatly reduced with the more intuitive manual positioning. The Graphic User Interface allows robot programming to be performed with minimal training.

Arc Welding Applications

Arc welding is the core of our company. Over the years we have developed more application-specific robots than any other company. Our welding process knowledge and path control has led the industry for the last 25 years.

With our comprehensive line of arc welding robots, integrated power sources, torches and peripherals, and our extensive family of fully integrated ArcWorld and FabWorld welding cells, we provide reliable, low-risk building block solutions that deliver enhanced quality, productivity and ROI.

Yaskawa Motoman's team of Automation Engineers or a Motoman Strategic Partner (MSP) can incorporate turnkey systems to suit production requirements of varied industries.

Used Robots for Sale, Parts and Equipment

Yaskawa Motoman offers different types of used robots and equipment via our website. Check out our special pricing!

Machine Tending Solutions

When the process requires loading or unloading machines, industrial robots can offer significant advantages. Productivity, reduced inventory, safety, flexibility and improved part quantity are commonly realized by customers. Traditionally, robotics has been viewed as only usable in high-volume, low-mix production, but new products offered today make the benefits of automation accessible to most manufacturers.

Product Announcements Provided By Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman LoadWorld: Modular, Flexible Machine Tool Tending

As seen in MMS

Welding Robot Offers Improved Speed
The six-axis MA1440 arc welding robot from Yaskawa Motoman features a 6-kg payload and a larger wrist hole for utilities.

January 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Robots & Automation
The January product spotlight includes automated solutions for machine tending, welding and more.

Extended-Reach Robots for Processing Large Parts
The flexible design of the high-speed MH50 II-series robots from Yaskawa Motoman make them suitable for a range of applications, including coating, dispensing, machine and press tending, material cutting, and handling.

Robotic Teaching Technology Eases High-Mix, Low-Volume Welding
Robotiq, in partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, offers Kinetiq Teaching technology to enable operators to quickly and easily task welding robots without in-depth programming knowledge.

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.


  • 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.