History

Yaskawa Electric has been part of the world market for over a century and continues to expand its reach year after year. From its founding in 1915 to its current presence, Yaskawa has made great strides both as a corporation and with the products it manufactures .

Factory Automation

  • Yaskawa Electric Corp. Celebrates 100 Years
  • Sigma-7 Servo Products released
  • Mike Knapek named as CEO
  • U1000 Industrial MATRIX Drive released
  • Z1000U MATRIX Drive released
  • D1000 Regenerative Converter released
  • R1000 Regenerative Unit released
  • MP3300iec Machine Controller released
  • V1000-4X released
  • A1000 released
  • One Millionth Inverter Manufactured in the USA
  • Name change to Yaskawa America, Inc.
  • Junma released
  • Sigma-5 with Indexer released
  • Sigma-5 with Safety released
  • Z1000 released
  • P1000 released
  • iQpump1000 released
  • MP2600iec Machine Controller released
  • MP3200iec Machine Controller released

Performance Solutions

  • Linear Sigma Trac
  • G7 three-level control inverter
  • DriveWizardTM software
  • Ethernet communications
  • E7, P7, and F7 inverter drives
  • E7B and E7L bypass assemblies
  • IPM motors
  • DriveWorksEZTM
  • 12- and 18-pulse inverters
  • Direct Drive Motors
  • SMC-4000 Multi-axis machine controller
  • LEGEND digital torque amplifier
  • Mechatrolink II communication
  • YTerm Software
  • Sigma II large capacity servo
  • MP2000 series controllers
  • Application-Specific robot designs (EA and ES)
  • E7N Narrow Bypass Package
  • V1000 inverter drive
  • J1000 inverter drive
  • Sigma-5
  • MP2300Siec Machine Controller
  • MP2310iec Machine Controller
  • MotionWorks IEC Pro Software
  • Sigma-5 with EtherCAT
  • Linear Sigma Trac SGT

Factory Automation and Mechatronics

  • Specialized AC linear motors
  • Motoman K series
  • G3, G5 & P5 inverter drives
  • Clean robot
  • Vacuum transfer system
  • Parallel computer/controllers
  • SMC-2000 and HR MCs
  • Industry-leading multiple robot control
  • Mechatrolink high speed digital communication
  • Sigma II Servo System
  • M5 and MC5 spindle drives
  • Open architecture technology
  • Medium voltage SF6 fault current limiting device
  • Special purpose semiconductor actuators
  • MotionSuite MP900 series machine controllers
  • V7 and J7 microdrive inverters
  • MotionWorks+TM programming software

Factory Automation

  • AC servomotors
  • Vision system
  • Intelligent color CRT display for plant system control
  • ACGC (Advanced Color Graphics Computer) for user-programmable CNC
  • AC inverter drive product for continuous casting systems
  • MEMOCON-Gl Series
  • Submersible SF6 gas load break switches
  • YASNAC i Series CNC
  • Sigma Series AC Servo System
  • Vacuum motor
  • Patented on-the-fly winding change drive
  • Introduced IGBT PWM inverter

Industrial Automation

  • YASNAC CNC System, using microprocessors
  • CAM-driven type sequence programmers
  • Pole-mounted SF6 gas load break switches
  • Multi-function MEMOCON PLCs
  • Sewage treatment control systems
  • World's first general purpose transistor inverters
  • Motoman industrial robots
  • Mico YASNAC NC
  • YASNAC B Series
  • Vertically-jointed, articulated Motoman L Series
  • DC brushless motors for spindle drive
  • BestactTM reed switches
  • Vector control inverters

Industrial Electronics

  • 12,000kW electric products for blooming mill
  • Minertia motors
  • Introduction of Mechatronics
  • Clapper-type, high voltage air magnetic contactors
  • SF6 gas rotary-arc technology
  • Print motors
  • Minicomputer, MEMOCON 2000
  • Super Minertia motors
  • Cup motors
  • Hard-wired CNCs
  • Moto-fingers, moto-arms, moto-hands
  • Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. is founded
  • Electrical products using MEMOCON Controllers for automatic charging apparatus for blast furnaces

Motors/Applications

  • Sectional drive electrical products for papermaking machines
  • Magnetic timers
  • Introduced technology of DC machines from BBC
  • Hi-line steel encased motors
  • Remove monitoring systems for water supply
  • Developed DC servomotors
  • VS eddy-current motors and drives

Motors & Controllers

  • Electrical control systems for blast furnace charging
  • Super synchronous motors
  • Overall control equipment for coal mining
  • Clapper-type low-voltage magnetic load breakers
  • Electric copy lathes
  • Speed control equipment for cement kiln

Initial Stage

  • Three phase induction motors
  • Liquid resistors
  • Low-voltage magnetic contactros with silver contacts