Yamaha demonstrates advanced and affordable robot technologies at Motek 2021

Visitors to Yamaha’s Motek Booth discovered the latest solutions for safe and productive industry

Return of face-to-face interaction highlights innovative, accessible robots, fast and efficient vision, and high-speed, flexible workpiece transport solutions for cleaner, safer industry

Yamaha Motor Robotics Factory Automation Section shared advanced robotics and Haribo sweets with visitors at Motek 2021, held in Stuttgart from October 5-8.

Europe’s showcase for state-of-the-art industrial automation, Motek presented one of the first opportunities in almost two years for the region’s robotics experts to meet face to face.

“We were encouraged at the level of attendance by visitors looking to discover how the latest industrial robots can improve operations and business performance,” commented Yasushi Miyake, Branch Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe IM business. “We feel very positive about the signs going forward, and the contribution our industry can make towards ensuring safety and prosperity.”

Yamaha’s YK400XE with RCXiVY2+ vision served jellies to demonstrate accurate picking of objects such as foodstuffs and textiles

While protecting customers, partners, and employees, Yamaha has continued to work on product innovations, including advanced software that simplifies control and programming, as well as SCARA robots such as the latest YK-XE series. Engineered for affordability and performance, the YK-XE series can take loads from 4kg to 10kg and handle items such as textiles, foodstuffs, and high-tech components in activities from packaging and logistics to product assembly.

At Motek, the YK400XE, which has 400mm arm length, served visitors with Haribo sweets during the show, working with Yamaha’s latest RCXiVY2+ vision system. RCXiVY2+ introduces new features such as blob detection for tracking objects like items of food and clothing that have no defined shape. The RCXiVY2+ system is managed directly by the main RCX340 controller using dedicated robot-vision instructions, which ensures greater speed and efficiency than traditional machine vision.



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