Typical industry applications of pick and place robots include food handling, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, as well as the assembly and placement of electrical, electronic, and machine parts. Diverseco supplies the Kawasaki Y series of robots which are capable of high-speed motion over a wide range, which helps speed-up production lines. These pick and place robots are exceptional additions to production lines given the extensive end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) options available. The EOAT available mean that no application is without a carefully designed tool, specific to manufacturer requirements.
The Y series includes two models: the YF003N, with a 3-kg payload capacity, and the YF002N with a 2-kg payload capacity. Both models require only a small factory footprint, exceptional for pick and place robots.
The YF003N boasts speeds of 222 cycles per minute for a 1-kg payload operation, in a to-and-fro motion, with an upward stroke of 25 mm, a horizontal stroke of 305 mm, and then a downward stroke of 25 mm. While the YF002N offers speeds of 200 cycles per minute for a 0.5-kg payload operation, in a to-and-fro motion, with an upward stroke of 25 mm, a horizontal stroke of 305 mm, and then a downward stroke of 25 mm.