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Yaskawa Motoman GP280L Simplifies Jobs with Heavy Components

Yaskawa Motoman has debuted the extended-reach, six-axis GP280L robot, an extension of its GP-series robot family for swift, high-power applications.
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A press image of Yaskawa Motoman's GP280L extended-reach, six-axis robot

Yaskawa Motoman says its extended-reach six-axis GP280L robot offers fast and powerful performance for a variety of applications, especially in handling, cutting, machine tending and press tending. The robot’s 280-kg payload capacity accommodates large, heavy components.

With 3,114 mm of horizontal reach, 3,552 mm of vertical reach and ±0.1 mm of repeatability, the GP280L can perform jigless applications, where the robot positions a part for processing by other robots or two robots handle a single part.

High moment-of-inertia ratings ease transfer of heavy payloads, and Yaskawa says the robot’s swift axis speeds and acceleration capabilities reduce cycle time to increase production output.

The streamlined upper-arm design enables easy access to parts in tight spots, and a wide wrist-motion range eliminates potential interference with fixtures. The robot’s reduced interference design allows placement in close proximity to workpieces and other robots for high-density layouts.

Installation is quick and efficient. A single cable connects the manipulator to the controller, streamlining setup and reducing expenses for maintenance and spare parts inventory. The GP280L can be floor-mounted and has an IP67-rated wrist and IP54 body standard.

The GP280L joins Yaskawa’s GP-series robot family, which ranges in payload capacity from 7 kg to 600 kg. All GP-series robots use a high-performance YRC1000 controller, which is built to a global standard and does not require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380 VAC to 480 VAC. With a 598-mm wide, 490-mm high and 427-mm deep cabinet, the YRC1000 utilizes a lightweight teach pendant with intuitive programming.

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