Smart Pendant Software Version 3.0 Expands Ease of Use and Application Support


Dayton, OH — Featuring multiple improvements and optimization, Yaskawa’s Smart Pendant software version 3.0 extends capability for the highly intuitive and easy-to-use Smart Pendant. Building on prior software updates, the highly efficient Smart Pendant v3.0 adds basic arc welding support to the proven tablet-style pendant that allows quick robotic implementation of basic assembly, injection molding, inspection, machine tending, material handling, and pick and place tasks.

Enabling previously unsupported functions, software v3.0 provides a built-in customizable Interface Panel. Create custom HMI screens with a variety of controls including status lights, buttons, virtual switches, interactive display fields, and with full color and image support. This option enables users to monitor their robot cell while also offering the ability to start/pause the cell and reset minor alarms.

Expanding on the performance improvements and extension app capabilities introduced previously, Smart Pendant v3.0 capability further improves configuration and programming of third-party devices, including Yaskawa’s Smart Packager software development kit (SDK). This desktop tool enables third parties to combine multiple components into a single convenient file. Each file, known as a Yaskawa Installation Package (YIP), enables easier robot setup by automating processes typically outlined in a manual.

Various advances, such as YRC1000 controller software updates, step or incremental jogging, multi-touch jogging, dynamic charts and graphs, read and write second and work home positions and other INFORM usability improvements are also included.

Smart Pendant is available for use with select Yaskawa Motoman YRC-controlled robots. Soft Pendant software – a digital version of the YRC1000 pendant that can run on a Windows® operating system – is also included. Contact Yaskawa Motoman to update your Smart Pendant.

About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 600,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing, spot welding and clinical laboratory specimen processing. For more information, please visit our website at or call 937.847.6200.

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