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ROBOTS & AUTOMATION (July 01, 2008)

Motoman's new SIA20 (slim, individual arm) robot features a seven-axis design with best-in-class wrist performance characteristics that enables freedom of movement, coupled with the ability to maneuve...

July 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



Motoman’s new SIA20 (slim, individual arm) robot features a seven-axis design with best-in-class wrist performance characteristics that enables freedom of movement, coupled with the ability to maneuver in very tight areas.

The compact SIA20 has a 16 per cent smaller footprint than the previous IA20 model, as well as five times faster acceleration for improved cycle times, and is ideal for assembly, injection molding, inspection, machine tending and a host of other operations.

The SIA20 robot features a 20 kg (44.1 lb.) payload, 1,498mm (59 inch) vertical reach, 910mm (35.8 inch) horizontal reach and a repeatability of 0.1mm (0.00 4 inches). It can straighten vertically to take up only one square foot of floor space and is just 330mm (13 inches) wide at the widest point.

Short axis lengths and motion flexibility allow the slim manipulator to be positioned out of the normal working area (i. e. floor-, ceiling-, wall-, incline-or machine-mounted) without limiting the motion range of any axis. Mounting the SIA20 robot between two machine tools provides open access to the machines for fixture maintenance, adjustment or testing. Additionally, the operator has clear access to the machine operator station for entering offsets, maintenance or other operations.

The SIA20 robot is controlled by the Motoman NX100 robot controller that features a robust PC architecture, Windows CE programming pendant, and easy-to-use INFORM III programming language.

Yaskawa Motoman Canada Ltd. (Mississauga, Ont.); www.motoman.com; 905-569-6686 (Pointe Claire, Que.); 514-693-6770


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