Renishaw’s RESOLUTE absolute optical encoder is now compatible with the Yaskawa serial communications protocol in linear and rotary (angle) encoder formats. This allows RESOLUTE to be used with Yaskawa’s drives and controllers such as the Sigma 7 range of servo-products. Yaskawa equipment is regularly used in electronics assembly, Flat Panel Display (FPD) manufacturing, factory automation and general motion control applications.
Over the years, Hurco’s entry-level machining centre, the vertical-spindle VM1, evolved into the more capable VM10 and the manufacturer has continued to improve the specification. Linear travels have been extended, a larger toolchanger is provided, spindle speed and rapid traverse are both faster, and a spindle chiller and through-spindle coolant have been added.
Yaskawa has developed a compact and flexible system for high-speed robot-based spot welding. The modular solution comprises a cell with positioner and two spot welding robots, particularly lightweight spot welding guns, a nut welding machine and a full range of accessories. The modular robot welding system will be exhibited at EuroBLECH 2016.
The new high-end controller is an extension of the highly successful DX100 model with a range of additional options, e.g. safety features, and offers more than 120 application-specific functions. This particularly benefits system integrators and industrial end customers who use Motoman robots for welding and handling tasks. As one of the world’s most experienced robot…