01 High speed, Long Travel, up to 4 meters!
The ultimate appeal of linear motor single-axis robots
is that there is no
critical speed limits such as with ball screws. There is no reduction in the maximum speed
traveling long distances. Moreover, the maximum stroke is a standard setting of up to 2m on
type and to 4m on the MF type. The cycle time in particular for long distance conveyance has
Movement time comparison of linear single-axis PHASER and single-axis
02 High Payload on MF type Maximum payload: 160kg
The MF types which employs flat magnets has a maximum stroke length of 4m. Payloads can be conveyed
over long distances. The maximum payload has been increased from 100 up to 160kg and can be conveyed
with high accuracy at high speeds. (In the MF types, the maximum speed is limited in some payload
ranges. See the page listing data on each model for more information.)
03 Lower Application Cost Due to Linear Motor Features
Linear motor types are more effective in lowering costs when coveying payloads
at high speeds, over long distances with greater repeatability.
Systeme feedback is provided by proprietary magnetic scale developed by Yamaha.
04 Double Carriges Standard on all Modules
The MF series supports double carriers as a standard feature which allows
configuring a system with space-saving efficiency.
This arrangement yields lower costs and better tact time as compared to using 2 single axis robot
Benefits are shorter setup times, addtional axis combinations are no longer needed, and tools can be
jointly used, etc. (Collision prevention program can also be utilized on RCX series
05 Effective use of stroke
Linear motor type single-axis robots also contain an internal coil inside the
table as a drive unit component that eliminates inner dead space and maximizes the stroke. The unit
is also bilaterally symmetrical so there is a higher degree of freedom in the robot layout.
06 Quiet with a long service life
Unlike ball screw type robots, there are few sliding and rotating sections so
the operation is amazingly quiet. Moreover the coil and magnet do not make contact so there is no
wear and the robot can be used for extended periods.
07 Linear scale made by YAMAHA
YAMAHA used its own superb magnetic signal detection
Magnetic type scale is ideal for harsh environments
Yamaha's magnetic scale is resistant to dirt and grime and can be used
places partially exposed to grease and cutting oil.
Using semi-absolute specs eliminates the need to make a large return to
movement after turning on the power (carriage moves a maximum of about 76mm when loading the
The semi-absolute scale acquires the current position by loading signals recorded on the
High resolution to 1µm
Magnetic signals recorded from the magnetic scale are detected and
to achieve a highly accurate of resolution 1µm.
Making the scale in-house and internalizing it in the robot provides
travel position feedback at reasonable cost.
Repeated positioning accuracy +/-5µm
A fully-closed control system provides constant
feedback of the carriage position to attain highly accurate and stable positioning.
Backlash is eliminated because there are no mechanical components such as ball
screws or drive belts.
08 Dust preventive structure
All YAMAHA linear motor robots use a stainless steel shutter to prevent dirt
foreign objects from penetrating inside. These shutters are made of tough stainless steel especially
designed to withstand an extremely high degree of metal fatigue and made to support long-stroke and
09 Supports multi-carrier operation
The PHASER series also supports "multi-carrier"
operation that allows using 3
more carriers on one robot. This "multi-carrier" operation is drastically expanding the
range of applications due to its effect in improving tact time and saving space.
10 Supports dual-drive
Using dual-drive to simultaneously run 2 axes allows highspeed conveyance over
wide area as well as conveying heavy payloads .Yamaha can provide an optimal control system that
matches the linkage rigidity of your robot, such as torque support control or bi-axial positioning
11 Flat type without flying out the cable support is available for
As the main unit is made compact, a flat type that the cable support is flush
with the top surface of the table is available as standard for the MF7.
Select this type according to the tool or workpiece shape or the installation method.
Clicking a desired model name allows you to see its detailed catalog.
Note1. Size is the approximate cross sectional size.
Note2. If using at maximum speed then the payload will be as shown in the ( ).