Yamaha Motor Europe
Robotics Business
Trusted Solutions for Surface-Mount Electronics Assembly and Factory Automation

Yamaha Motor Robotics Division, through its Factory Automation Section (FA Section) and Surface-Mount Technology Section (SMT Section), empowers manufacturing and logistics businesses to raise output and productivity using advanced automation.

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The SMT Section delivers advanced solutions for electronic manufacturing businesses, based on state-of-the-art inline automation. The product portfolio addresses all aspects of populating printed circuit boards, from stencil printing and dispensing electronic materials such as solder paste and adhesives, through 3D solder paste inspection (SPI), high-speed component placement, and 3D automatic optical inspection (AOI), as well as intelligent, connected component storage. There are also high-accuracy hybrid bare-die/SMD-chip placement platforms, perfect for assembling electronic modules including MEMS sensors and power controllers as well as semiconductor back-end processes such as flip-chip packaging.

Drawing on hardware and software intellectual property built up over many product generations, and the expertise of its engineering staff to deliver creative solutions, these platforms handle the complexity of today’s electronic assembly challenges and ensure outstanding repeatability and end-of-line yield; ultimately ensuring commercial success for manufacturers by delivering total satisfaction for their customers. With a flexible range of product choices, the SMT Section offers a 1 Stop Smart Solution for data-driven manufacturing, that gives customers the flexibility to optimise and scale their production capacity and capabilities.

The FA Section has evolved from a group formed within Yamaha to automate aspects of motorcycle manufacturing using flexible, precision robots. Today, FA Section offers SCARA and cartesian robots, linear transfer modules, and vision systems that are used in industries from microelectronics to consumer products, food production, aerospace, automotive, and more, and trusted by customers ranging from small enterprises to blue-chip corporations. Configured for standalone use, or connected in infinitely flexible ways to perform almost any sequence of processes, they can address a wide variety of parts-handling and light mechanical assembly tasks involving payloads up to about 50kg. To efficiently move workpieces between robots working together, the LCMR200 linear conveyor module is unique to Yamaha and provides bidirectional transport with programmable speed and start/stop positions. It can also provide flexible transport between workstations of a conventional production line.

An extensive selection of controllers is available that allow interacting with their robots using popular industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols, including PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFIBUS, CC-Link, DeviceNet, and EtherNet/IP. There are also accessories and options to maximise performance, including the RCXiVY2+ vision system with optional high-speed tracking and new blob detection for handling irregular-shaped objects, a selection of electric grippers, and the RCX Studio GUI with its new 3D simulator for rapid setup and programming.

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Latest News Releases

Robotics Assembly Business SMT & FA Yamaha Intelligent Machinery Solutions

NEWS RELEASE – SMT

16. May 2022

Blending Automation with Efficiency to Boost Placement Productivity

Laborious manual procedures associated with tasks such as product changeovers can slow down surface-mount assembly and prolong line stoppages.

NEWS RELEASE – FA

14. April 2022

Automating Battery Production for Safe, Affordable Energy

Batteries are to have a central role in the future of sustainable energy and mobility. Affordable, high-quality lithium battery packs are needed in diverse kWh ratings to power vehicles ranging from eBikes, drones, and small city cars, to large electric vehicles (EVs), trucks and buses.

NEWS RELEASE – FA

04. April 2022

Yamaha to demonstrate the power of robot teamwork at Automatica 2022

Yamaha Motor Robotics FA Section will demonstrate industrial robots working together autonomously to raise productivity and reduce waste, on stand no. 314 in Hall B5 at Automatica 2022 in Munich, June 21-24.