YASKAWA has led robotics development from the start in the mid 70’s. Examples of innovations include:
1977: The very first MOTOMAN robot, the L10 is introduced onto the market. Its control system is equipped with a separate programming pendant used to record the robot’s position one by one. The control system has a magnetic memory which does not require a backup.
1983: Yasnac RG controller and MOTOMAN-
1985: Yasnac RX controller and MOTOMAN L-
1988: Introduction fo the ERC controller. The ERC control system is able to control more axes than any other controller at the time. It had a lot of improved features like electronic seam tracking (ComarcII) and Multi Layer functions which means that external sensors and seam tracking devices are no longer necessary. Other smart features include user coordinates, a step by step position control (forwards and backward,) fine adjustment of speed etc.
1994: Yasnac MRC controller and MOTOMAN SK-
1998: XRC controller and MOTOMAN UP-
2004: NX100 controller and application dedicated robots for painting, palletising, arc and spot welding. The NX100 controller allows synchronised control of four robots (up to 36 axes in total)
2006: The 7-
2008: DX robot controller and new range of robots. The DX100 can control up to eight robots or 72 axes. Robots conserve power during idle time, providing up to 25% in energy savings, and the new features of the programming pendant reduces the need for separate equipment and thus overall cost. Communication with business networks making it possible e.g. for robot technicians to supervise robots remotely..
2011: FS100 compact robot controller. Designed for packaging and small parts handling
the FS100 has the performance required for high-
From humble beginnings to a global player