Yushin Earns 2011 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Technology Award for "Invention of Take-out Robot for High-Performance Injection Molding Machines Using Structural Optimization Technology"
Yushin Precision Equipment Research and Development Dept. members Takayo Kotani and Hiroyuki Arai were presented with the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Technology Award by the JSME at a ceremony held at Tokyo's Meiji Kinenkan on April 20.
Yushin Precision Equipment (YPE) upholds the motto of "Heartful Technology," and is a dedicated supplier of take-out robots for injection molding machines (based in Kyoto, Japan; President Mayumi Kotani; 1.986 billion yen capital).
In order to recognize and encourage excellence in mechanical engineering and technical research, the JSME bestows its Technology Award upon technically superior projects such as new techniques, products, or systems which often require years of development. Judging criteria are 1) Ingenuity and novelty, 2) Relative superiority in quality or performance, 3) Benefit to society or economy through increased productivity, 4) Relevance to fields of mechanical engineering or manufacturing, and 5) Ripple effect or success in the field.
Receiving such high praise was Yushin's "HSA Series" of high-speed robots, newly-developed with design optimization technology to boost production output. By incorporating Design Optimization* - one of the world's newest engineering methods - into its design, the HSA was developed in 2010 to be lighter, thinner, and more resistant to vibration:
- Robot body design optimized for high speed and light weight
- End-of-arm tool design optimized for thinness to require less mold-opening width
- Uses vibration-reduction technology to fight vibration
Upon accepting the award, Takayo Kotani reflected that "From the moment we decided to employ a new technology called Design Optimization toward the design of a new robot, right up until the product roll-out, our entire company worked together on this project. By introducing design optimization, we created constructs that differed from conventional designs and succeeded in building a lighter, faster robot. Motivated by this award, I am sure Yushin Precision Equipment will continue to produce useful devices for the world."
*Design Optimization is what Yushin calls the practice of applying CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) to seek the most theoretically optimal form for a robot based on its mechanism and motions. This approach is used to design lighter weight and increased reliability into automobiles and aircraft.
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