LCM100 Linear Conveyor Modules

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Yamaha Linear Conveyor Solutions
Efficient transfer processes for increased profitability.

Next generation linear conveyor LCM100 supersedes belt conveyors and roller conveyors.

  • Improved takt time
  • Excellent maintainability
  • Flexible line configurations
  • Lower running costs
  • Increased troughput
  • Reduced transport line space
  • Shorter start-up time
  • Long service life

Features

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Assembly Line

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Transfer Applications

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Yamaha Best Solutions

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To all customers who have concerns regarding your production line

The issues facing the manufacturing industry continue to increase each year: shortened lead time, reduced cost, increased product quality, support for small production lots of diverse types, and reduced installation space.
At a single stroke, the LCM100 solves these issues by fundamentally overturning existing concepts of transport between manufacturing processes.

In a conventional production line

  • Tact time was close to the limit
  • Unit changes were cumbersome
  • No work could be performed on the conveyor, so the equipment became larger
  • Time was wasted from having to perform operations based on the longest work when conducting a combination of works with different cycles such as screw fastening, sealing, and joining

Using LCM100

  • Reduced transfer time
  • Increased yield
  • Lower total costs
  • Save spaces

“Linear conveyor” overturns existing concepts of the production line.

Reduced transfer time

Transfer takt time can be reduced simply by switching to the LCM100 linear conveyor in place of the free-flow conveyor or roller conveyor frequently used for transfer between manufacturing steps.

 

High-speed and high-accuracy transfer

  • Max. speed: 3000 mm/sec.
  • Max. acceleration: 2G
  • Max. load mass: 15 kg
  • Repeated positioning accuracy: +/-0.015 mm (standalone slider)*

* This is the repeated positioning accuracy for a standalone slider when positioning from one direction (single-side approach). The positioning accuracy for the single-side approach after correction by RFID is 0.1 mm including the mutual difference between sliders.

 

Increased yield

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Modular production allows highly flexible line structure. The length of the transfer line can be adjusted freely by adding modules.

Save equipment space

  • Since the movement direction can be changed, the same processes are made common. This makes the equipment compact and results in cost reduction.
  • Forward and backward movement at a high speed can be set freely.
  • Flexible actions such as moving only some sliders backward is possible.

Numerical values are used for setting transfer distance and stop positions

 

Can be moved efficiently between processes with different takts

  • Narrow pitch movement is possible.
  • Movement time can be reduced by combining the use of different movements, such as using pitch-feed for the same processes in short-time processes while transferring three workpieces at the same time at a high speed in long-time processes.

 

Workpieces do not need to be retracted

  • As the work moves down, you can assemble and process them on the transfer line.
  • Eliminates having to retract the work from the pallet to the work table.
  • Reduces costs.

 

Significant reduction of start-up time

  • Just connect modules for easy construction of a transfer line.
  • Lifting cylinders, sensors, stoppers, and other complex parts are not necessary.
  • Operations can be performed by using only the LCC140 Controller.
  • Economical as excess modules can be used for other lines or stored for maintenance.

 

Construct branching lines, joint lines, and other lines in flexible configurations

  • Layout examples by combining modules with circulation mechanisms

A variety of modules for different need are provided.

Flexible set-up of the slider’s acceleration/deceleration, forward/backward movement, positioning, and other actions.

The variety of possible line structures has been greatly expanded to supersede conventional models.

 

Belt modules can be selected to your needs

Genuine new Yamaha belt modules are included in the lineup.

  • Low price… Using modules only for return processes and interprocess transfer will help reduce the facility cost.
  • Easy control without controllers and no need to create robot programs
  • Greatly decreased design and production labor

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The guide connections, connection height, and stroke length are completely compatible between belt and linear modules. Reduced design and production labor will help speed up the start-up time*.

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* The belt module and the linear module have different depths.

 

Easier to design and implement

  • LCM100-2MT, a module for circulation, is available to insert or eject a slider into or out of a line.
  • Also can be used for a return mechanism.

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We welcome consultations on proposal for customized design, design drawing presentation, etc., to create return units best fitin your request. For details, contact us!

Standardization of module structure and parts ensures easy part exchange and maintenance.

Loss-free transport that was not possible with conventional conveyors can be achieved with
LCM100. Reduce losses while increasing profitability.

Optimal for small batch production of various product types

  • No need for mechanical stoppers or sensors. Change layout easily.
  • Reconstruction can be finished quickly by just changing the program to set a stop position.
  • Frequent unit changes for different models can be handled flexibly.

 

Quick recovery by replacing the slider when machine trouble occurs

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  • Parts can be kept for maintenance as they are standardized.
  • Possible to minimize the downtime of a production line.

 

Easy maintenance

  • Motors and scales do not make contact and are free from abrasion.
  • As only the rails are sliding parts, dust generation is low.
  • There are only a few consumable parts, which mean a long service life.

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System configuration diagram (when 3 sliders are connected)

Static tolerable load of slider

Static loads shown below are tolerable as references when performing the screw tightening, part assembly, or light press-fitting on the slider.

Basic specifications

Linear conveyor module

Drive methodMoving magnet type, Linear motor with flat core
Repeat positioning accuracy+/-0.015 mm (single slider) *
width 0.1 mm (mutual difference among all sliders) **
ScaleElectromagnetic type / resolution 5 μm
Max. speed3000 mm/sec
Max. acceleration2 G
Max. payload15 kg *** ****
Rated thrust48 N
Total module length640 mm (4M) / 480 mm (3M) / 400 mm (for 2MT circulation)
Max. number of combined modules16 (total length: 10240 mm)
Max. number of sliders16 (when 16 modules are combined)
Min. pitch between sliders420 mm
Mutual height difference between sliders0.08 mm
Max. external size of body cross-sectionW 136.5 mm x H 155 mm (including slider)
Bearing method1 guide rail / 2 blocks (with retainer)
Module weight12.5 kg (4M) / 9.4 kg (3M) / 7.6 kg (2MT)
Slider weight2.4 kg / 3.4 kg (when the belt module is used.)
Cable length3 m / 5 m
ControllerLCC140

* Repeated positioning accuracy when positioning in the same direction (pulsating).
** Positioning accuracy in the pulsating when using the position correction function with the RFID.
*** Weight per single slider.
**** When used together with the belt module, the max. payload becomes 14 kg since the parts dedicated to the belt are attached to the slider.

Belt module

Drive methodBelt back surface pressing force drive
Bearing method1 guide rail / 2 blocks (with retainer)
Max. speed560 mm/sec
Max. payload14 kg
Module length640 mm (4B) / 480 mm (3B)
Max. number of sliders1 slider / 1 module
Main unit maximum cross-section outside dimensionsW 173.8 mm × H 155 mm (including slider)
Cable lengthNone
ControllerDedicated driver (Included)
Power supplyDC 24 V 5A
Communication I/FDedicated input/output 16 points
Module weight11.2 kg (4B) / 8.8 kg (3B)

LCC140 (controller for LCM100)

Controllable robotLinear conveyor module LCM series
Outside dimensionsW402.5 x H229 x D106.5 mm
Main body weight4.8 kg
Input power voltageSingle-phase AC200 to 230V +/-10% or less (50/60Hz)
Maximum power consumption350VA (LCM100-4M 1 slider is driven.)
External input/outputSAFETY
RS-232C (dedicated to RFID)
RS-232C (for HPB / doubles as POPCOM+)
Network optionCC-Link Ver. 1.10 compatible,
Remote device station (2 stations)
DeviceNet™ Slave 1 node
EtherNet/IP™ adapter 2 ports
Programming boxHPB, HPB-D (Software version 24.01 or later)