News Release

YASKAWA Launches a New Multipurpose Robot, MOTOMAN-GP300R
The new lineup of shelf-type robots strengthens to save space in facilities

New ProductApr 07, 2020

 Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Head Office: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director and President: Hiroshi Ogasawara) announced the launch of the MOTOMAN-GP300R (Payload capacity: 300 kg, Maximum reach: 3220 mm), a new multi-purpose robot in the MOTOMAN-GP series.



1. Purpose of Launch

 In recent years, the development of environmentally friendly vehicles, such as electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), and fuel cell vehicles (FCV), has been promoted on a global scale, and the composition of automobile manufacturing lines has been changing significantly. Particularly in the automobile body manufacturing process, new materials that differ from conventional steel, such as aluminum and high-tensile steel, are beginning to be used to reduce vehicle body weight in order to improve fuel efficiency and increase mileage. Additionally, the structural reform of automobile bodies is being promoted with the aim of improving collision safety performance. In the assembly process of such automobile bodies, it is required to shorten the line length to save space and to construct high added value lines through process integration.

 To meet these needs, YASKAWA has developed the MOTOMAN-GP300R, a shelf-type robot, as a new lineup of versatile robots. By this lineup, it contributes to building next-generation production lines that pursue high added value for customers.

 In combination with the YRC1000 robot controller, which is capable of applying to different voltage and safety standards in the world, the system maximizes the performance of the robot.

2. Key Features

1) Effective use of space by shelving type

It is a shelf-type robot with a capacity of 300 kg and a maximum reach of 3,220 mm. It operates downwards with wide area where the footprint is mounted, and makes it ideal for handling work from above. In addition, it does not require a robot installation space on the floor, high-density robot layout combined with floor-standing robots is possible, contributing to the building compact and highly productive production lines.


2) Expansion of application area by load bearing reinforcement of wrist shaft

The allowable moment of inertia of the wrist axis have been increased to the highest standard in the class. It can be used in the assembly process of automobile bodies to accommodate larger jigs for handling parts and in the transportation process of workpieces that have a long distance from the gripping part to the barycenter, contributing to the construction of even more diverse production facilities.


3) Reducing facility costs through weight reduction

The adoption of the parallel link structure has reduced the weight of the robot body compared to the conventional equivalent model. The installation of shelf-type robots will simplify the construction of facilities, and the use of existing facilities in robot renewal projects will be made possible, contributing to the reduction of facility costs.

3. Main Applications

Transportation of automobile body parts, transportation between machines, jig transportation, etc.

4. Sales schedule

1) Date of sale:  Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2) Pricing:  open price


For inquires, contact:

Corporate Communications Div.

YASKAWA Electric Corporation



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