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Yaskawa robots gain optical software

Issue: October 2017

MLX300 This optional software add-on is available for both new and existing Yaskawa DX200 and YRC1000 robots, such as those shown in the picture. It allows the standard robot controller to communicate directly with a PLC using a single cable.

What’s new? The programming software, which has been available for several months.

Benefits Ease of use. Based on PLC programming languages, the MLX300 makes it easy for technicians to set up robot actions, without requiring knowledge of specialized robot programming languages. It requires no special hardware, and reduces the need for additional input/output (I/O) boards. As many as four robots and positioners can be connected to a single MLX300 system.

Yaskawa America, Waukegan, Ill., 847-887-7457, www.yaskawa.com