News Release

Yaskawa Launches the MOTOMAN-MHP45L Handling Robot with Explosion-Proof Function
-It contributes setting up new painting lines by optimizing a transfer of workpieces in painting area-

New ProductNov 28, 2019

Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Head Office: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director and President: Hiroshi Ogasawara) announced today that it has started sales of the explosion-proof handling robot MOTOMAN-MHP45L (payload capacity: 45kg, maximum reach: 2850 mm) in painting areas using volatile paints.



1. Purpose of launch

Yaskawa lines up a wide range of painting robot optimized for various applications from small to large applications such as smartphones or automotive.

Up to now, workpieces in a painting area has been usually transferred by using a dedicated machine for transfer or a painting robot with an explosion-proof function, because there were processes such as spraying volatile paint in the area. However, these painting robots were not optimized for transfer, there were limitations on the types of workpieces to be transferred due to the upper limit of the payload and elsewhere.

In response to these restrictions, Yaskawa launches the MOTOMAN-MHP45L handling robot, which equips explosion-proof function and can transfer large workpieces weighing maximum 45kg. This robot can be installed in the painting area, making it possible to design the area compact and to save space of painting lines that do not require dedicated equipment for transfer.  Yaskawa meets the diverse needs of our customers.

2. Key Features

1) Improvement of working environment in painting area by handling robot with high payload capacity and flexible operating range

A handling robot with a payload capacity of 45kg can transfer large workpieces. With a maximum reach of 2850mm, the range of operation is flexible. And while avoiding interference with painting robots and other equipment in the painting booth, the effective range of operation around the robot can be expanded, improving the work environment in the painting area. The booth can be designed to reduce the size of the painting booth, contributing to the reduction of CO₂ emissions and running costs thanks to the air-conditioning in the booth.


2) Correspondence to a variety of installation positions

The robot can be installed on the floor, on the wall, on the ceiling, or on a shelf, and can be flexibly laid out to suit customers’ demand for production.


The outlet of the power supply cable is available to be selected from three directions: rear, right and left.


3) Deployment of handling equipment

It deploys 4 ports (φ10×2, φ6×2) of hand air hose and 6 cores of LS cable on the casing side of the upper arm. Additionally, a service tap is provided in the surrounding area, enabling a cable-less installation. Minimizing the interference space by installation cables contributes to maximizing the effective operating space.


3. Main Applications

Transfer of workpieces and loading of paints and solvents in the painting area

4.Sales Schedule

1) Date of Sale: November 27, 2019 in Japan

2) Price: Open pricing


For inquires, contact:

Corporate Communications Div.

YASKAWA Electric Corporation



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