Integrated Solution of i³-Mechatronics – Yaskawa Begins Sales of Robot Module RM100 embedded in Machine Controllers

Yaskawa is proud to launch its revolutionary solution for integrated systems control – RM100

“RM100”, is a new hardware solution that can access industrial robots through machine controller, utilizing one of the best servo drives as well as the robot controlling technologies in the world.

By embedding board-shaped robot module “RM100” in the body of “MP3300”, one of the machine controller “MP3000 series” that receives a favorable reputation, this solution realizes integrated control across various industrial machines where articulated industrial robots are installed.

Key Features:

1) Improve productivity: 

With the synchronized control of industrial machines and robots the solution eliminates the need for mutual monitoring performed on I/O level. It makes process integration and speed changing in production much easier, and allows flexible equipment building to address a fluctuation in production volume as well as a wide range of products.

2) Improve control performance
Since machine controller MP3300 is connected to RM100 through high-speed system bus, users can synchronize two programs using the control cycle of MP3300. In result, industrial machines and robots behaves in more accurate and coordinated movement to improve the tact time.

3) Improve maintainability

By controlling industrial machines and robots altogether, the solution allows to manage the data of various equipment in a unified manner. It also visualizes the system as a whole, makes it easier to troubleshoot, perform preventive maintenance and capture operation status, and contributes to improve maintainability.

Main Utilities:

・Processing equipment

・Packaging equipment

・Other general industrial machines