Yaskawa Motoman Introduces MotoFit Force Control Software

elect Motoman robots (6-15 axis; up to 20 kg payload) are offered with MotoFit. Compatible robot controllers include the new DX200 and FS100.

Dayton, OH — Yaskawa Motoman is pleased to introduce MotoFit™, a new six-axis force sensing package for high-speed precision assembly applications. MotoFit alters the robot's position based on the force encountered to align or assemble parts, whereas without MotoFit, a robot is set up for positional control; the robot moves to or retains position even when external forces are applied, provided that forces do not exceed limits that would cause an error.


This six-axis force sensor can detect three translational forces and three axial moments. Three operations (touching, fitting and inserting) are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10-100 µm. High-speed fits - up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance - can typically be done in five seconds. This makes MotoFit ideal for drive train components, seat, electronics or battery assembly and non-destructive testing.

MotoFit includes a six-axis sensor, high-speed communication board, power supply box, robot mounting flange adapter and Engineering Support Tool (EST) software. EST, a PC application, is used for sensor setup and job creation. After creation, jobs can be edited if needed.

Select Motoman robots (6-15 axis; up to 20 kg payload) are offered with MotoFit. Compatible robot controllers include the new DX200 and FS100.

About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With nearly 300,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.

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