Yaskawa Augments GP Series Robot with Long-Reach GP8L

The versatile, extended-reach GP8L robot from Yaskawa America, Inc. offers extremely fast performance in a compact footprint. This feature maximizes floorspace utilization for greater production efficiency. Specifically ideal for logistics processes, this six-axis robot is well-suited for high-speed bin picking, induction and packaging tasks. Moreover, it also supports assembly, dispensing, material handling and machine tending applications.

GP8L robot from Yaskawa

Extends Operation Flexibility

The long reach, slim-body design provides a broad working envelope. Also, the ability to delve deeply into tight workspaces and a wide wrist motion range eliminates interference. This, combined with exceptionally fast axis speeds and acceleration capabilities, improves application flexibility for a wide variety of industrial tasks.

The space-efficient GP8L is highly reliable as it allows for minimum installation space, greatly reducing interference with peripheral devices. This enables the six-axis robot to be placed in close proximity to workpieces and other robots to create flexible, high-density layouts. Mounting for peripheral equipment is provided in multiple locations for easy integration.

Installation is quick and efficient. A single cable connects the manipulator to the controller, resulting in easy setup and reduced expenses for maintenance and spare parts inventory. Cables and air lines are routed through the robot base to upper arm to increase cable life, enhance safety and reduce teaching time. A cable installation tube facilitates fieldbus routing through the S-axis.

The GP8L features an IP54 body and offers an 8kg payload capacity, 1,636mm horizontal reach and 2,894mm vertical reach. It can be floor-, wall-, tilt- or ceiling-mounted. Brakes are included on all axes.

The GP Series robots are controlled by the high-performance YRC1000 controller that is built to global standard and does not require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380 to 480VAC. With a highly compact cabinet (598W × 490H × 427D mm), the YRC1000 uses a lightweight standard teach pendant with intuitive programming. The Smart Pendant is available as an option.