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Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

Rapid Robotics announced a partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics division, to bring industrial capabilities to Rapid Robotics’ Rapid Machine Operator (RMO). The company is now integrated with the entire Yaskawa robotics portfolio, and can deliver more speed, higher payload and increased performance to a greater number of North American manufacturers.

“A trusted name in industrial automation for over a hundred years, Yaskawa is an established leader in the robotics market. A partnership with Rapid Robotics opens the door to automation for a large number of enterprises that have previously found it difficult or intimidating to deploy robotic solutions”

“Since our founding in 2019, Rapid Robotics has been committed to providing manufacturers with a holistic workforce solution in the form of accessible, low-risk automation,” said Jordan Kretchmer, CEO and co-founder of Rapid Robotics. “Today, we’re able to deliver on that commitment better than ever through our partnership with Yaskawa Motoman and their legacy of industrial expertise.”

By combining advanced computer vision, artificial intelligence and instinctive learning with as-a-service characteristics including cloud connectivity, monthly leasing and 24/7 support, Rapid Robotics has provided automation in the face of the workforce shortage. Manufacturers needing an industrial-size solution who previously could not automate due to cost, inflexibility or lengthy deployments, can now move forward on automation.

Streamlined industrial Yaskawa robots with robust capabilities keep the installation space of an industrial RMO work cell minimal. A key feature is an innovative mobile robot pedestal with modular fixturing. The mobile pedestal gives this light industrial arm the same flexibility as Rapid Robotics’ collaborative robot (cobot) solution as the pedestal can be easily moved or reconfigured and then re-locked into place by a single person. Rapid Robotics’ industrial RMO offers all the flexibility of a cobot solution while meeting all mandatory safety measures with the added payload, speed and reach of a traditional industrial arm.

For more details on Rapid Robotics solutions, visit its website here. To learn more about Yaskawa and its offerings, visit its website here.

– Article by Thomas Atwood

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