Clean Type Addition to Superior Cost-Efficient YK-XE SCARA Robot Series

Yamaha Robotics, Factory Automation Section is pleased to announce that the Company is adding the new clean type YK-XEC series to its YK-XE series – high operational and cost performance SCARA robots. This model is ideal for automated work in clean rooms and will be released on a rolling basis starting February 1, 2024.

While demonstrating the strengths of the YK-XE series in terms of cost efficiency, the YK-XEC series is a new clean SCARA robot that meets ISO Class 4 (ISO 14644-1)1 cleanliness standards, which are in high demand in the current market.

The main specifications such as the arm length and Z-axis stroke, as well as maximum payload are identical to the YK-XE series. By achieving a high operational performance of 0.42sec (YK510XEC) for a standard cycle time, this new model will further contribute to improving productivity as well as realizing labor savings in manufacturing plants for semiconductors and hard disk drives, which has seen growing demand recently, as well as in the food and medical equipment-related plants.

Yamaha Robotics has a 40-plus year history in SCARA robots, since the first was installed in one of our factories in 1976. Since then, the Company has expanded its product lineup, which now features industry-leading product variations. The great diversity of alternatives that Yamaha Robotics provides means that customers can choose the models which best suit their particular requirements, further optimizing their production facilities while also working to reduce their capital expenditure.

YK510XECClean SCARA robot YK-XEC series (Photograph shows YK510XEC)

1: The ISO Standard is classified by the number of particles with a diameter of 0.1μm or larger contained per 1m3; for ISO Class 4, the maximum concentration is 10,000/m3, with a measurement diameter of 0.1μm

Basic Specifications

Basic Specifications

Basic specifications may change without notice
1: Values under constant ambient temperature (X, Y axes)
2: When reciprocating 300mm horizontally and 25mm vertically with rough positioning in an arch motion
3: The inertia must be input in the actual usage environment

About Yamaha FA Section

Yamaha Factory Automation Section (FA Section), a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation, is focused on delivering flexible, high-accuracy industrial robots for precision automation challenges.

With its roots in the introduction of robot technology to Yamaha motorcycle assembly activities, the division has over 40 years’ experience solving automation challenges from factory-scale to micron-level. Yamaha’s industrial robots are now trusted by leading corporations worldwide, in activities as diverse as semiconductor fabrication and assembling electronic products, domestic appliances, automotive components, and large liquid-crystal panels.

Yamaha Motor FA Section offers a unified range of solutions for robotic assembly, including single-axis robots, SCARA, cartesian, and articulated robots. Innovations such as the LCMR200 linear conveyor module; a smoother, space-saving and more versatile successor to conventional belt and roller conveyors continue to set the pace in factory automation. Core robotic technologies as well as key components and complete robot systems are all produced in-house, ensuring consistent quality and control over lead-times.

Headquartered in Neuss, Germany, Yamaha FA Section serves customers in all Europe.