Yaskawa Motoman unveiled the GP8L robot, featuring a versatile and extended reach. The six-axis robot was designed for “extremely fast performance in a compact footprint” and to maximize floor space, leading to greater efficiency in production, the company says. The GP8L is best for packaging duties like high-speed bin picking and induction. Additionally, the bot excels in the areas of assembly, dispensing, material handling and machine tending, the company notes. With its slim body style, the GP8L can “delve deeply into tight workspaces,” and its wide wrist motion range “eliminates interference,” it says. The robot has extremely fast axis speeds, with the ability to accelerate quickly, which can improve application flexibility for various industrial functions. Because of its space efficiency, the GP8L requires minimum installation space. It can be placed near other bots and work pieces with a floor, wall, tilt or ceiling mount. The GP8L, like other GP-series robots, is controlled with a YRC1000 controller, which doesn’t require a transformer for input voltages ranging from 380VAC to 480VAC, the company notes. The GP8L has an IP54 body with a payload capacity of 8 kilograms. Its horizontal reach is 1,636 millimeters and its vertical reach is 2,894 millimeters. 

Yaskawa America Inc. Motoman Robotics Division, 100 Automation Way, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342; 937/847-6200; www.motoman.com