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MOTOMAN MH3F ‘Pick and Place’ Robot

MOTOMAN MH3F Pick and Place
PACE’s smallest type of their “Material Handling” robots is the new YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH3F, a small but powerful and high speed 6-axis robot with a reach of 532 mm.

Yaskawa Motoman MH3F pick and place robot

It is designed for applications with a payload up to 3 kg and is ideally suited when space is at a premium. Typical applications for this robot are pick and place or packaging. Its high repeatability of +/- 0.02 mm also makes it an excellent robot for assembly tasks.

Collision avoidance function

The base width is only 170 mm, which means that the cell size can be kept to a minimum especially when several robots are working in the same facility. Reliability of all YASKAWA’s robots is very high and this is further enhanced by the cable management system which is routed inside the body of the robot arm. A very useful feature is the collision avoidance function that eliminates the risk of robots colliding with each other due to programming errors.

Compact controller

This robot is controlled from the compact FS100 controller, which only measures 169 x 315 x 50 mm. This is an energy efficient and high performance robot controller with an open architecture that makes it possible for the user to access robot interfaces and motions externally via a PC or PLC. In addition the user can develop their own applications or allow the controller to function as a slave of the higher-level controller in a line. This means that the robot can be programmed in a customary PLC language. The controller also handles real-time processing of sensor signals, reactions to camera information and other high-speed applications.

Key benefits

  • Excellent value for money makes this an affordable robot
  • 6 axes design provides high flexibility
  • 3 kg payload is ideal for light duty handling and process applications
  • High repeatability delivers accurate process
  • Compact body design with internally routed services allow for small installation footprint
  • Floor, wall and ceiling mountingoptions provide integration flexibility

Technical data

Controlled axes 6
Payload 3 kg
Maximum working range R = 532 mm
Repet. pos. accuracy ±0.03
Weight 27 kg
Power supply average 0.5 kVA

Small and agile: PACE expands its range of MOTOMAN robots with the MH3F

PACE’s smallest type of their “Material Handling” robots is the new YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH3F, a small but powerful and high speed 6-axis robot with a reach of 532 mm.

Yaskawa Motoman MH3F pick and place robot

It is designed for applications with a payload up to 3 kg and is ideally suited when space is at a premium. Typical applications for this robot are pick and place or packaging. Its high repeatability of +/- 0.02 mm also makes it an excellent robot for assembly tasks.

Read more about the YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH3F ‘Pick and Place’ Robot

For more information about PACE Mechanical Handling’s system solutions, including the new MOTOMAN MH3F, please email info@robotpalletizing.co.uk or call Nick Cesare on: +44 (0)1775 630 900.

MOTOMAN MPK2

The MOTOMAN MPK2 is a five-axis, high-speed robot that is particularly suitable in the following areas: order-picking, high-speed handling, picking-packingpalletizing and many other handling applications.

With its Wash-Down paintwork, the MPK2 has been developed especially for use in the food industry and in environments with strict cleanliness requirements. Thanks to its compact and streamlined design, the robot can operate even in confined workspaces. The hollow-wrist design of the MPK2 allows integrated supply lines for energy, fluids and air – all the way from the robot base to the tool.

This high-speed robot, with a payload of 2 kg, is characterized by its very high velocity and acceleration. With a maximum of 133 cycles/minute, this robot combines performance and reliability in all handling applications.

MOTOMAN MPK2 pick and place robot

The MOTOMAN MPK2 in action


Key benefits

  • Robot with ”wash-downpainting“ (robot and wrist) for special cleanroom applications
  • Space saving with minimal footprint
  • High-speed robot for increased productivity, up to 133 picks/minute
  • Hollow wrist with through-the-arm cabling reduces interference, maintenance and facilitates programming
  • Optional vision and conveyor tracking

Technical data

Controlled axes 5
Payload 2 kg
Maximum working range R = 900 mm
Repet. pos. accuracy ±0.5
Weight 72 kg
Power supply average 2.0 kVA

A successful show for PACE & Yaskawa at PPMA

A display of some of the latest handling robots brought many visitors to the joint exhibition stand of PACE Mechanical Handling and Yaskawa UK Ltd at the recently held PPMA show in Birmingham.


PACE, headed by Nick Cesare, is dedicated to designing and installing customised robotic handling systems for its customers using only new Yaskawa, Motoman range of robots.

PACE delighted with MOTOMAN range of robots

Nick comments, “We’ve had many enquiries during the show and the collaboration between Yaskawa and ourselves has been very important for us by enabling our customers to see that PACE is endorsed by a company that supplies robots for numerous prestigious industries including automotive and aerospace. The reliability of the robot is paramount and we are delighted with both the technological advancements and support that MOTOMAN range of robots provide for us. They are helping our business thrive in a competitive marketplace.”

ick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)
Nick Cesare of PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd (right) and Colin Jakes of Yaskawa Motoman Robotics (left)

Yaskawa value and support spirited companies such as PACE

Colin Jakes, Regional Sales Manager at Yaskawa UK, remarked that PACE is an active, dynamic company and as robots handling systems is its core business activity Yaskawa are more than happy to offer support in many different ways.

Colin added “As a design and manufacturing company Yaskawa has been producing robots since the early 1970’s with a current production capability of 2000+ robots per month from its HQ Japan to the global markets.

We value and support spirited companies such as PACE, and PPMA is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with our suppliers, and the networking opportunities are immense. We look forward to another successful year working alongside PACE.”

MOTOMAN MH5LS and MH5LF

PACE pick and place robot systems

The MH5LS/MH5LF is a compact, high-speed 6-axis robot that offers superior performance in a variety of applications such as packaging, material handling, machine tending and dispensing, where versatility is required.

The MH5LS and MH5LF features an 895 mm reach and offers the widest work envelope in its class. The MH5LS is controlled via the DX100 robot controller, which is capable of controlling up to 8 robots from the same controller , whilst the MH5LF uses the highly compact FS100 controller. Thanks to the compact design of this robot and built-in collision detection features, multiple robots can be easily accommodated in a single production facility.
Key benefits
Compact, powerful and economical
Compact design allows maximum performance using minimal floor space
Yields extraordinary production results while requiring minimal capital investment
Internally routed cables and hoses maximise system reliability

PACE pick and place robot systems

Technical data

Controlled axes 6
Payload 5 kg
Maximum reach P-point 895 mm
Repeatability ±0.02 mm
Weight 29 kg
Power requirements 1.0 kVA
Mounting positions Floor, Wall, Ceiling
Suitable for Assembly
Dispensing
Machine tending
Material handling
Packaging
Pick and place
Maximum speed S-Axis 270 º /sec
L-axis 280 º /sec
U-axis 300 º /sec
T-axis 720 º /sec
R-axis 450 º /sec
B-axis 450 º /sec 

MOTOMAN MPL160

The innovative, 4-axis palletizing robot MPL160 with it´s payload of 160 kg is a dynamic masterful mover and stands out due to it´s extremely high acceleration and axis speed values. Another important criterion is the low space requirement.

The supply lines of the MPL models are routed internally (four air lines and 22 electric cables) up to the wrist axis, thus ensuring maximum service life of the hose packages.

Moreover, the MOTOMAN MPL160 has a hollow wrist with a diameter of 50 or 60 mm. Even in the case of longer wrist axis motions there are no disturbing, externally routed supply lines.

Like all new MOTOMAN robot models, the MPL160 series is operated with the high-performance DX100 controller and can thus be equipped with all standard bus systems such as ASI-S. This bus cable can optionally also be routed internally through the robot as far as the wrist axis.

The MPL robots can optionally be delivered complete with a palletizing robot software package, specially tailored to the requirements of the customers. The software can be installed either on a PC or directly on the teach pendant.

Key benefits

Compact design allows maximum performance using minimal floor space
Increased durability of hose package by internal cabel wiring
Hollow wrist with through-the-arm cabling reduces interference, maintenance and facilitates programming
Optional: Palletizing robot software package

Motoman MPL160 robot palletiser

Watch the MOTOMAN MPL160 palletising robot in action

Technical data

Controlled axes 4
Payload 160 kg
Maximum reach P-point 3159 mm
Repeatability ±0.5 mm (0.02″)
Weight 1,700 kg (3,748.5 lbs)
Power requirements 9.5 kVA
Mounting positions Floor
Suitable for Palletising
Maximum speed S-Axis 140º /sec
L-axis 140 º /sec
U-axis 140 º /sec
T-axis 305 º /sec

Call in and visit us at PPMA 2012, 25–27 September

PPMA 2012 logo

PACE Mechanical Handling Ltd look forward to meeting new and existing customers on Stand No: D74 at the NEC, Birmingham in September. The PPMA Show is a complete production line event and PACE are exhibiting the very latest of their new range of Motoman robotic palletising systems.

PPMA 2012

The Motoman systems, produced by leading Japanese company Yaskawa, are used for palletising sacks, cartons, crates or any object which requires placement onto a pallet, including chemicals, aggregates, rubber & plastics, food & manufacturing. PACE custom-build a bespoke solution to suit the application and the clients particular requirements regarding space and working schedules.

Articulated arm robot for greater flexibility
Sales Director Nick Cesare adds “These are exciting times for PACE. Right now, improving palletising with a new state-of-the-art articulated arm robot couldn’t be easier. With less moving parts than conventional systems plus the added flexibility when palletising different size objects proves an appealing solution for many clients demands”.

If you’d like to discuss a new system with Nick please call on 01775 630 900 or email sales@robotpalletizing.co.uk.

For more information about PPMA 2012 visit the PPMA website

MOTOMAN ES165D

Robot palletising system with two pallet layout

The MOTOMAN-ES165D is a versatile, high-speed 6-axis robot offering superior performance in material handling, machine tending and press tending.

Robot palletising system with two pallet layout

Compact, slim design

The MOTOMAN ES165D palletising robot offers a large work envelope of 2,651 mm and a high moment of inertia ratings. Fast axial speeds and acceleration reduce cycle times and increase production output. The compact, slim design allows the robot to reach into confined spaces, improving system productivity.

Internal cabel wiring

The internal cabel wiring through the robot’s upper arm increases the durability of the hose package.

Watch the MOTOMAN ES165D palletising robot handling woodchip bales

Watch the MOTOMAN ES165D palletising robot with slip sheet handler

Technical data

Controlled axes 6
Payload 165 kg
Maximum reach P-point 2651 mm
Repeatability ±0.2 mm
Weight 1100 kg
Power requirements 5.0 kVA
Mounting positions Floor
Suitable for Assembly
Dispensing
Machine tending
Material handling
Palletising
Press brake tending
Processing
Spot welding
Maximum speed S-axis 110 º /sec
L-axis 110 º /sec
U-axis 110 º /sec
R-axis 175 º /sec
B-axis 150 º /sec
T-axis 240 º /sec