Developed for use in classrooms, robotics labs, and robotics training centers, the pre-engineered EduCart workcell from Yaskawa America’s Motoman Robotics Division (Dayton, OH) features a fenceless design and six-axis industrial robot.
Compact and lightweight, the extruded aluminum cart is highly portable and features fold-in windows and a fold-up tabletop for getting through a standard 36-inch doorway. The platform then easily expands to provide a larger work envelope for training. The EduCart platform includes a fully integrated suite of industrial-grade academic tools for teaching a wide variety of real-world applications.
Featuring Yaskawa’s GP8 robot and YRC1000micro controller, the EduCart is powered through a standard 110 VAC outlet. The YRC1000 standard pendant provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for programming, I/O control, and monitoring. A versatile Schunk gripper package with 3D-printed fingers and control interface are included.
Offering 270 degrees of unobstructed coverage, an integrated laser scanner establishes a safe working zone, while a plexiglass guard offers additional safety from the rear. Robot play speed is limited to 25% for safety.
A dry-erase table top provides a convenient marking surface. Replaceable magnetic teaching mat provides virtually unlimited curriculum options, including palletizing and path following. Source files to create customized mats are included.
“Collaborating with our workforce development partners has been the catalyst for this science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) robotics training platform design,” says Bob Graff, senior manager for Yaskawa Motoman Education Products. “Solutions that use the same equipment used in factories are vital to giving high schools, community colleges, vocational schools, and technical colleges the best possible tools for students who are pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing.”
Optional vision kit integrates with EduCart for additional certification opportunities. To learn more about Yaskawa Motoman’s STEM products and services, visit motoman.com/stem.
Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, 100 Automation Way, Miamisburg, OH 45342, 937-847-6200, fax: 937-847-6277, www.motoman.com.
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