High Speeds and Flexibility Provided by the Motoman UP6


Yaskawa Motoman UP6 robot

Speed and Versatility:

The Motoman UP6 is still a commonly used robot for a large variety of applications. This particular robot is designed to excel at arc weldingmig welding, and tig welding. However, it can also be utilized for plasma cutting, material handling, and material removal applications. 

The UP6 can perform these tasks at high speeds and with great repeatability (±0.08 mm). It can also be synched with other robots in the same work space with its collision avoidance technology. This increases production speeds and reduces cycle time by working on multiple areas of a part at the same time.

Compact Design:

In addition, the UP6 has a compact design. This is beneficial as it takes up minimal installation space on factory floors. The slim base and arm designs offer superior performance and improves part accessibility as it works in close proximity to parts and tooling fixtures. 

Large Work Envelope:

Even with a compact footprint, the UP6 offers one of the largest work envelopes in its class: 1,373 mm.  The ability to work with other robots in the same work space also allows for more application completion  on a part in a shorter amount of time. 

UP6 Robot Controller Options: XRC and NX100

The XRC controller produces the desired speeds while also offering simple and accurate programming tools with built in programming functions such as timers, palletizing patterns, and search functions. It contains factory-proven, advanced 32-bit RISC distributed architecture and digital servo drives that deliver higher performance than Pentium-based controllers.

The NX100 controller is revolutionary as it features a Windows CE programming pendant with color touch screen, high-speed processing, unmatched memory (60,000 steps, 10,000 instructions), built-in Ethernet, and a robust PC architecture. It also has a patented multiple-robot control capability (up to four robots with one pendant) and features four levels of password protection for up to 100 individual users.

Versatility in Action:

Here are a couple of videos and a project summary that involve the UP6. These are just a couple examples of what other companies have utilized this specific robot for. RobotWorx has been able to integrate countless UP6 robots into a variety of applications and configurations. 

We can truly attest to the benefits of the UP6. We have had multiple happy customers experience the benefit of working and buying with RobotWorx, one customer reported: 

“We just purchased our 2nd robotic Welding system from Robotworx. We bought our first system in 2008 and, in terms of labor savings and improved product quality, it started paying  off the first day we installed it. We looked around for months at different robot system manufacturers and we couldn’t beat the combination of Price, Quality, and Service that Robotworx offers. We had such a good experience with  our first system from Robotworx that it was a “no-brainer” to buy our second system from them as well – we literally didn’t consider anyone else. We are in  the process of setting it up now.”

Reconditioned Models Available:

This Motoman UP6 robot is only available as a used robot now, but that does not mean you sacrifice quality. RobotWorx puts every pre-owned robot through a rigorous inspection and reconditioning process, which restores it to like-new condition. You get the same benefits of this robot, but at a much lower cost

The current version of this robot is the Motoman MH6. 

We also provide a Value Package with all of our robotic systems which includes training, a warranty, inspection and reconditioning report, functionality demonstration, customer service and support. We want all of our customers to get the support they need for a successful integration and return on their investment. 

If you are interested in the Motoman UP6 robot, or a similar model, contact us here or call us at 740-251-4312 to discuss your automation needs and pricing options. 

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