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Yaskawa will exhibit in Subcontratación 2019 its latest innovations in welding and process automation

28. May 2019

Yaskawa Ibérica will be at the next edition of Subcontratación (Booth J31, Pavilion 5), which will take place from June 4 to 6 at the Bilbao Exhibition Center. In this edition, Yaskawa will exhibit a recharge welding application with a loading and unloading robot.

With the two-stations compact positioner RWV2-M1 of Yaskawa, the requirements of space of the welding cell are reduced to the minimum as a result of the installation of the robots on the positioner (Source: Yaskawa)

This recharge welding application consists of a RWV2-M1 positioner, the MA2010 welding robot, which incorporates a complete welding equipment from SKS Welding and a Motoman GP180 handling robot, which has a Schmalz magnetic grip. The solution of Yaskawa allows that while the robot MA2010 welds, the GP180 loads and unloads the pieces. It is a compact cell that can be moved without changing the programming.

With the two-stations compact positioner RWV2-M1 of Yaskawa, the requirements of space of the welding cell  are reduced to the minimum as a result of the installation of the robots on the positioner. In this application the welding robot MA2010 can be installed in the center of this rotary positioner, whose payload capacity can be up to 1,000 kg. The RWV2 positioner also uses the advantages of the integrated safety unit (FSU) that allows, for example, controlling up to 32 safety zones.

On the other hand, the handling robot MOTOMAN GP180 provides a useful load of 180 kg and a maximum reach of 2702 mm. The GP series is characterized by its easy configuration and maintenance and by its wrist structure, which improves the efficiency in the installation, operation and maintenance of equipment.

The 6-axis robot Motoman MA2010 has been specially designed for the tough demands of welding applications. With a maximum range of 2010 mm the MA2010 increases productivity and achieves a higher performance in robotic welding. This robot has a 10 kg payload that supports Push-Pull torches and joint tracking sensors. The expanded hollow shaft (50 mm) in the upper arm allows passage of the torch wiring, sensor cables and water cooling. It also eliminates cable interference, simplifies programming and reduces cable wear.