YAMAHA Universal Controller YHX series

Universal Controller YHX series

YAMAHA’s Advanced Robotics Automation Platform realizes cooperative motions and synchronized control among all the robots, peripheral units and devices that make up an automated line.


Universal Controller YHX series

Excellent expandability significantly saves space, reduces costs, and decreases setup man-hours.

  • Cutting down space required in a control panel: 65%
  • Decreasing wiring man-hours: 50%
  • Number of robots controlled simultaneously: 64


Realizing integration of “equipment”, “peripheral devices”, and “operation”


01Capable of integrated control between robots and peripheral devices

Control peripheral devices such as robots, linear conveyors and image processing cameras and so forth that are compatible with the Advanced Robotics Automation Platform in an integrated manner. You can build up a highly sophisticated automated system.

[Number of axes controlled simultaneously] 64 axes
[Number of robots controlled simultaneously] 64 robots and sliders
[Number of motors controlled simultaneously] 255 motors

02Integrating PLC complying with international standards, All set for IoT compatibility

Integrating a high performance, high speed general purpose PLC and capable of handling 5 languages that comply with IEC61131-3, the Universal Controller can control entire automated units and devices including robots and peripheral devices. Besides, it has a flexibility and expandability to further become compatible with IoT and Industrie4.0.

03Stacking structure an industry first

The stacking structure including as far as a motor driver and a motor drive power supply dramatically reduces the electrical wiring.
Stacking all the control power supply, motor drive power supply, high speed network communications, and safety circuits eliminates electrical wiring between units while reducing the costs and man-hours for electrical installation to 30% to 50% of those for previous models.

04Easy to operate whole screen programming pad

The programming pad comprising an approximately 10-inch whole screen liquid crystal touch panel with safety functions employs an easy to operate interface. It handles 3 languages of Japanese, English, and Chinese.

05Cuts down the space required in a control panel by up to 65%

Technische Daten


4-Axis Configuration Example Universal Controller Configuration
(1 high-capacity power unit + 1 host control unit + 4 driver units)
Gateway Configuration
(Gateway unit + 4 driver units)
Controllable Robots Single-axis (AC servo/step)
Multiple axis (cartesian, SCARA, articulated)
Linear conveyor module
Model mix compatible
Single-axis (AC servo/step)
Multiple axis (cartesian, [SCARA])
External Dimensions H150mm x W232.2mm x D125mm H150mm x W158.8mm x D125mm
Weight Approx. 4.5kg Approx. 3kg
Power Capacity Single-phase 3.4kVA/three-phase 6kVA Single-phase 2.2kVA/three-phase 4.4kVA
Allowable Motor Capacity Single-phase 1.6kW/three-phase 3kW Single-phase 1kW/three-phase 2.5kW
Maximum Number of Connected Axes 16
Field Network Master [PROFINET⋅EtherNet/IPTM⋅EtherCAT]
Slave [PROFINET⋅EtherNet/IPTM⋅EtherCAT⋅ (CC-Link*) ⋅ (DeviceNet*)]
Slave [PROFINET⋅EtherNet/IPTM⋅EtherCAT⋅ (CC-Link*) ⋅ (DeviceNet*]
Functions PTP/Press-in/Coupling
3-dimensional interpolation (straight line/arc/helical etc.)
Synchronization (electronic cam/electronic gear etc.)
PLC functions [ladder/FB/ST/etc.]
3-dimensional interpolation (straight line/arc)
Programing Pad Connectable Not connectable
Connection adapter required.