In many machine tending applications, the robot is exposed to chips, dirt and aggressive coolants. IP67-protected versions of the GP Series Robots and HC10DT-IP67 / HC20DT cobots are available are perfectly designed for those rough jobs, being well protected against corrosive and warm steamy environments.
Machine Tending with GP Series Industrial Robots
As machine tool size, design and loading concepts may vary a lot, robotic arms can be arranged in many ways. Small robots for small workpieces, like the MotoMini, GP7 or GP8 can be built into the machine housing (exposed to the atmosphere inside the machine), while larger robots are positioned in front of the slider door.
Yaskawa Motoman robot manipulators are perfect for machine tending due to their slim wrist design and narrow footprint. They provide the required repeatability which you need. They support any Multi-Gripper you can find, gripper media supply cabling is guided inside the manipulator arm or through the hollow wrist in most of the cases. High IP65/67 rated versions are available for heavy duty applications when the robot is exposed to cooling liquid, dust or chips – robots can be cleaned easily.