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MOTOMAN PL80 – New palletizing and handling robot for payloads up to 80 kg

A few months after the launch of the new generation of high-performance palletizing robots, Yaskawa Motoman have added a further family member to their PL series in the lower payload range: The new Motoman PL80 easily palletizes loads up to 80 kg and features exceptionally fast axis speeds for optimum production output.

Thanks to its kinematics, the small palletizing and handling robot of the Motoman PL series is ideally suited for case palletizing, carton palletizing, layer picking and layer forming for example in the growing logistics and e-commerce market. Very high palletizing cycles are called for here, and the PL80 meets these requirements with over 800 cycles per hour.

The Motoman PL80 features low overall height, slim design and a small footprint which is especially in areas where space is often at a premium. Despite its very compact and slim design, the manipulator has sufficient horizontal and vertical reach for versatile applications, for example when it comes to end-of-line palletizing.

The robust design of the wrist – protected against dust and liquids from entering (IP67) – also allows the Motoman PL80 to be used continuously in rough working conditions. In addition, the required power and control cables for all vacuum and servo grippers can be routed close to the robot arm up to the wrist in a collision-free manner, thus ensuring that any palletizing task can be carried out.