How robots with regenerative braking save costs and the planet

Efficiency is key in industry, and conserving energy is a significant aspect of this pursuit. Yaskawa’s R1000 Series, a regenerative braking unit, emerges as a pivotal solution, streamlining the performance of inverter drives, servo axis or industrial robots while concurrently reducing energy consumption.

Conventionally, braking in machinery results in energy loss as heat. However, the R1000 Series revolutionises this process by capturing and redirecting surplus energy back into the power grid. 

This not only minimises energy wastage but also reduces the need for additional cooling systems, optimising both space and operational costs.

Integral to this innovation is the seamless integration of regenerative braking technology into Yaskawa’s Motoman series of robots. These advanced systems possess the unique ability to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical power. 

Consequently, each movement executed by these robots contributes to energy generation, enhancing overall efficiency.

The benefits extend beyond cost savings, underscoring a commitment to environmental responsibility. In 2022, annual energy savings ranging from 8% to 25% translate into tangible reductions in carbon emissions, fostering sustainability.

Moreover, Yaskawa’s dedication to sustainability is evident in its alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, advocating for a greener future.

In summary, inverter drives, servo axis or robots equipped with regenerative braking represent a significant advancement in industrial energy management. By leveraging innovative technology, businesses can optimise efficiency, reduce costs, and promote environmental sustainability.

With Yaskawa’s R1000 Series leading the way, the journey towards a more efficient and environmentally conscious industrial landscape is within reach.

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