New Robots Released for Paint and Spray Applications
The Engineer posted on March 08, 2018 | | 945 views

Designed for painting smaller components, the compact MPX1150 robot has a straight wrist with 5 kg payload capacity. It is well-suited for mounting a variety of spray guns and small bells. Its small footprint and slim arm design target minimum installation space. An optional location (right, left or bottom) for manipulator cable connection helps reduce interference with walls. The MPX1150 robot features a 727 mm horizontal reach, 1,290 mm vertical reach and ±0.02 mm repeatability.

MPX1150 (Image courtesy of Yaskawa.)
MPX1150 (Image courtesy of Yaskawa.)

Designed for automotive components and other industrial applications, the MPX2600 robot features an upper arm equipped with mounting points to optimize hose routing. Its 15 kg wrist payload allows for mounting a variety of spray guns and large bells, while the large 70 mm hollow wrist diameter helps prevent paint and air tube interference.

The MPX2600 robot features a 2,000 mm horizontal reach, 3,643 mm vertical reach and ±0.2 mm repeatability.

MPX2600 (Image courtesy of Yaskawa.)
MPX2600 (Image courtesy of Yaskawa.)

The MPX1150 and MPX2600 robots require reduced interference work envelopes and may be installed close to workpieces for efficient use of floorspace. Each robot can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted for layout flexibility.

The MPX1150 robot, MPX2600 robot and DX200-FM controller feature Factory Mutual (FM) approval for use in Class I, Division 1 hazardous environments.

The DX200-FM controller includes application-specific software for paint applications and coordinates operation of the robot and painting devices, including spray gun, color changer and gear pump. The controller supports standard networks (EtherNet, EtherNet IP, CC-Link and DeviceNet), enabling connection to paint equipment controllers and production line controllers.

The DX200-FM is available with Category 3 Performance Level d (PLd) Functional Safety Unit (FSU), which supports safety-rated speed control, safety-rated soft axis and space limiting, and safety-rated monitor stop. According to the company, in addition to enabling safe operation in smaller spray booths with adjacent manual operations, these safety functions can be utilized to save costs and reduce floorspace requirements.

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