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Yaskawa unveils its first collaborative robot outside Japan

12 September, 2016

The robot-maker Yaskawa has unveiled its first collaborative robot to be sold outside of Japan. The Motoman HC10 can handle loads up to 10kg and has a reach of 1.2m.

The robot uses a sophisticated force/torque sensor in each axis to help avoid dangerous collisions with operators. It does not need any other protective measures – such as casings – thus saving space and costs. If the robot touches someone and stops, it can be reactivated directly on the arm.

The robot has been certified to ISO/TS 15066:2016, which specifies safety requirements for collaborative industrial robot systems and the work environment.

Yaskawa’s HC10 collaborative robot

As well operating safely, the HC10 is said to be particularly easy to program and operate.




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