New value with

i3-Mechatronics

Empowering the next generation with YASKAWA i3-Mechatronics.

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Some solutions are standard equipment, some are pre-packaged, vertically integrated solutions.
Solutions from YASKAWA go much further.
Our true value is in three-dimensional digital data solutions, created by synthesizing our knowledge of mechatronics.
We maximize “i cube” to resolve problems affecting your manufacturing facilities and corporate goals, with solutions optimized for your specific requirements.

integrated
Advances in Mechatronics
through big-data utilization
intelligent
innovative

YASKAWA aims to create value with our customers as we
envision a more prosperous future in which people and mechatronics coexist.

Concept Introduction Video

Features

  • Enterprise system  MES ERP Big DB
  • CIM/Digital Data Solution Work Instructions Control Data YASKAWA Cockpit
  • i3-Controller Machine Controller Robot Controller Programming Pendant Teaching Pendant
  • Robot/Motion Robot Servo Drive
  • Feature 1 Data visualization with YASKAWA Cockpit, edge computing software
  • Feature 2 Shortened takt times with the integrated controller
  • Feature 3 BTO production achievement with the construction of a jigless production line using a diverse lineup of robot models
  • Feature 4 Automatic robot tasks allocation and motion paths generation with YASKAWA Planning, the auto-planning function
  • Feature 5 AI picking function to grasp varied objects with a single gripper
  • Feature 6 Productivity and quality improvement with the centralized control of peripheral devices
Feature 1
  • YASKAWA Cockpit
    Edge computing software
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  • Data visualization

All electric products, including robots, can be integrated with machine controllers. YASKAWA Cockpit, installed in the edge computer, collects and analyzes information on each device, such as temperature, power consumption, and remaining service life, as well as other data. The status of the entire production line, status of order execution, progress in each process, and progress of each task within a process can be checked by collecting data in real time from the production site. Collected data can also be used to predict part failures.

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Feature 2
  • Integrated controller
  • →
  • Shortened takt times

Together with a standard Servopacks, a robot can be operated by an integrated controller that is a machine controller with RM100 robot module. It could construct a highly compatible system with peripheral servo axes.

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Feature 3
  • Jigless production line
  • →
  • BTO production achievement

A flexible production line is required in order for BTO production. This system enables BTO production without jigs and achieves shorter takt time.

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Feature 4
  • YASKAWA Planning
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  • Automatic robot tasks allocation and motion paths generation

YASKAWA Planning allocates robot tasks automatically and generate motion paths to auto-schedule operations of multiple robots. Robot operations can be easily changed to achieve multi-product and variable volume production with less teaching time.

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Feature 5
  • AI Picking
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  • Grip ability of varied objects with single gripper

A robot teaches itself various gripping methods through the deep learning method by recognizing objects with a camera mounted on its gripper tip and generating gripping motions for each object. No teaching is required for picking operations. The gripper can be compatible for various types of objects, which eliminates the need for designing and changing the gripper.

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Feature 6
  • Centralized control of peripheral devices
  • →
  • Productivity and quality improvement

In case of the automatic screwdriver device that the motion parts of the screw tightening tool is integrated into a robot controller, it enables a quality improvement by monitoring a status and tightening torque of the screwdriver.

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Use Case

  • Reduction of startup time
    Flexible production
    Integrated controller
  • Downsized facilities
    RM100 integrated controller
    integrated controller
  • Reduction of workloads
    by shortened teaching time
    Task planning & path planning
    Use of AI
  • Improvement of quality
    and productivity
    Picking funtion
    Use of AI
  • Improvement of machine
    and equipment utilization
    Failure prediction by AC Drive
    Failure prediction
  • Improvement of machine
    and equipment utilization
    Detection of clogging
    in fan filters with AC Drive
    Failure prediction

Flexible production

Integrated controller

Reduction of startup time
The sophisticated integration of devices and robots as well as YASKAWA Cockpit to visualize operational status (digitalization of manufacturing site data) in real time achieves flexible production.

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RM100 integrated controller

integrated controller

Downsized facilities
i3-Controller offers an integrated system that unifies multiple control devices in one. Unified control enables centralized management of operational statuses.

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Task planning & path planning

Use of AI

Reduction of workloads by shortened teaching time
YASKAWA Planning allocates robot tasks automatically and generate motion paths to auto-schedule operations of multiple robots. Robot operations can be easily changed to achieve multi-product and variable volume production with less teaching time.

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Picking funtion

Use of AI

Improvement of quality and productivity
A robot teaches itself various gripping methods through the deep learning method by recognizing objects with a camera mounted on its gripper tip and generating gripping motions for each object. No teaching is required for picking operations. The gripper can be compatible for various types of objects, which eliminates the need for designing and changing the gripper.

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Failure prediction by AC Drive

Failure prediction

Improvement of machine and equipment utilization
AC Drives monitor vibrations of a conveyer through a motor. Without using an external sensor, it works as a sensor and realizes a failure prediction such as conveyor chains tampering, scratches on conveyor belts, or deterioration of bearings by specifying conditions in a drive, including a threshold.

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Detection of clogging in fan filters with AC Drive

Failure prediction

Improvement of machine and equipment utilization
AC Drives enable to monitor an operational status of a fan in real time via a motor. Clogging in filters can be detected by setting conditions in the AC Drive, such as threshold, without the use of an external sensor. Maintenance costs can also be reduced.

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Inquiries

Please contact us with any questions on i3-Mechatronics.

YASKAWA Electric Corporation

i cube Mechatronics Sales Dept.
Corporate Sales & Marketing Div.
New Pier Takeshiba South Tower, 16-1 Kaigan
1 Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6891 Japan

TEL+81-3-5402-4546

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