Motoman (www.motoman.com) unveiled its latest extended-reach robots with a highly flexible design for a variety of applications, the all-new powerful, ultra-speed MH-series robots. The extended-reach robots can be used for various applications such as welding, handling, material cutting, dispensing and coating. The extended reach of the MH50 model and the long reaches of the MH50-20 and MH50-35 aid in processing large parts. The MH50-20 and MH50-35 models decrease system cost simplifies programming by eliminating the need for an external track. Internal routed hoses and cables maximize system reliability, facilitate programming and minimize interference.
The MH-series robots can be placed in close proximity to equipment and workpieces through wide-work envelopes with small-interference zones, reducing floorspace requirements. The series have embedded brakes on all axes and they can be ceiling-, floor- or wall-mounted for layout flexibility.
The MH50 model has six axes, payload of 50 kg (“110.3 lb”), a horizontal reach of 2,061 mm (“81.1 in.”) and a vertical reach of 3,578 mm (“140.9 in.”), and a repeatability of 0.07 mm (“0.003 in.”). The MH50-35 model also has six axes, payload of 35 kg (“77.2 lb”), horizontal reach of 2,538 mm (“100 in.”) and vertical reach of 4,448 mm (“175.1 in.”), and a repeatability of 0.07 mm (“0.003 in.”). While a MH50-20 has six axes, 20 kg (“44.1 lb”) payload, 3,106 mm (“122.3 in.”) horizontal reach and 5,585 mm (“219.9 in.”) vertical reach, and 0.15 mm (“0.006 in.”) repeatability.
The MH50-20, MH50-35 and MH50 models use powerful, next-generation DX100 controller from Motoman with patented multiple-robot control technology to handle multiple tasks and to easily control communication protocols, I/O devices and up to eight robots (“72 axes”). The DX100 features a robust PC architecture that includes an unmatched memory capacity and it uses a Windows CE programming pendant with colored touch screen. It features quicker processing speeds for accelerated Ethernet communication, faster I/O response, built-in collision avoidance, advanced robot arm motion and smoother interpolation. The controller’s extensive I/O suite with HMI pendant displays and integral PLC, 2,048 I/O as well as a graphical ladder editor, which can give system level control. This energy-saving controller can support all major fieldbus networks. An ANSI/RIA 15.06-1999 compliant, the DX100 controller also has an ISO and CSA safety standards.