High Speeds and Flexibility Provided by the Motoman UP6

Sep 5, 2018

The Motoman UP6 robot is able to perform in almost any context while bringing its incredible strength, speed, and versatility. The UP6 can tackle a wide range of applications such as welding, material removal, and material handling. Furthermore, the UP-6 by Motoman is a compact and sleek robot, providing improved part accessibility and taking up minimal floor space.

Yaskawa Motoman UP6 robot

Speed and Versatility:

The Motoman UP6 is still a com­mon­ly refur­bished robot for a large vari­ety of appli­ca­tions. This par­tic­u­lar robot is designed to excel at arc weld­ing, mig 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. Robots​.com 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 Robots​.com, 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 refur­bished robot now, but that does not mean you sac­ri­fice qual­i­ty. Robots​.com 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.

If you are inter­est­ed in the Motoman UP6 robot, or a sim­i­lar mod­el, con­tact us here or call us at 8777626881 to dis­cuss your automa­tion needs and pric­ing options. 

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