23 Jul 2024

AUTOMATION FOR MANUFACTURING

Yaskawa unveils its first collaborative robot outside Japan

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.

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