MOTOMAN GP8: Swift and robust.
The Motoman GP8 robot with payload of 8 kg respectively is not only the fastest in his class; he is also executed completely in protective class IP67. The GP8 can thus be used without further modification in harsher environments for handling and other automation tasks. His slender and curvaceous design allows the manipulator to delve deep into the workspace and smooth surfaces facilitate the cleaning of the GP8 robot. Only one robot cable is needed to connect manipulator and control unit. The advantages of this solution lie in less wear and a smaller footprint, as well as reduced expenses for maintenance and spare parts inventory.
The Motoman GP8 is controlled by the likewise new YRC1000 controller unit. In addition, open interfaces predestine the new controller generation for use in Industry 4.0 environments. Last but not least, the new GP models incorporate the fast and highly dynamic motors of Yaskawa’s Sigma-7 series.