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Robot Offers Superior Path Accuracy for Laser-Cutting Applications

Friday, March 1, 2013

The new six-axis MC2000 Master Cut robot from Motoman is designed with high rigidity and precision drives to provide optimum path accuracy for laser cutting of small holes and sharp corners. Path accuracy can be within 0.1 mm, depending on the application. Cutting of shapes or profiles is simplified using Formcut software, which automatically generates the ideal path based on user-specified geometry. Circles, rectangles, ellipses, pentagons and hexagonal shapes are supported with easy definition of shape and size rotation from a single programmed point. The cut-motion start and overlap, robot speed, timing options and corner radii all are defined in a single cut.

The floor-mounted MC2000 offers an 80.2-in. horizontal reach, 123.6-in. vertical reach and 110-lb. payload, ideal for a remote laser head. Position repeatability is ±0.003 in. In addition to cutting, the robot can be used for laser-welding and dispensing applications.

Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc.: 937/847-6200;


See also: Yaskawa America, Inc.

Related Enterprise Zones: Automation, Fabrication

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