Yamaha Motor Beefs up Robot Line with New Clean Model

From Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. comes a new addition to its YK-XE Series high operational and cost-performance SCARA robots. Specifically, the new clean type YK-XEC Series is ideal for automated work in clean rooms. This series is set for release on a rolling basis starting February 1, 2024.

The new model demonstrates the strengths of the YK-XE Series in terms of cost efficiency. Moreover, the YK-XEC Series new clean SCARA robot meets ISO Class 4 (ISO 14644-1)* cleanliness standards, which are in high demand in today’s market.

YK510XEC model in the YK-SE Series
Clean SCARA robot YK-XEC Series

The main specifications, like the arm length and Z-axis stroke, and maximum payload, are identical to the YK-XE Series. It achieves high operational performance of 0.42sec (YK510XEC) for a standard cycle time. Thus, this new model will further contribute to improving productivity. Also, it realizes labor savings in manufacturing plants for semiconductors and hard disk drives, which have seen growing demand recently, as well as in the food and medical equipment-related plants.

Yamaha Motor has a 40-plus year history in SCARA robots, since the first installation in one of its factories in 1976. Since then, the Company has expanded its product lineup, which now features industry-leading product variations. The great diversity of alternatives that Yamaha Motor provides means that customers can choose the models that best suit their particular requirements. This further optimizes their production facilities while also working to reduce capital expenditure.

Yamaha Motor displayed YK-XEC at the International Robot Exhibition 2023.

*The ISO Standard is classified by the number of particles with a diameter of 0.1μm or larger contained per 1m³; for ISO Class 4, the maximum concentration is 10,000/m³, with a measurement diameter of 0.1μm.