Yaskawa Motoman introduced the 6-axis GA50 robot, which is wellsuited for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners, as well as laser welding, plasma cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the best path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry. Depending on the application, path accuracy can be within 0.1 mm with a 30-kg payload. The robot features a 3,161-mm vertical reach, 2,038-mm horizontal reach and ±0.015-mm repeatability. A laser head is easily supported with the 50-kg payload capacity. Proportional analog generates a control signal corresponding to the speed of the robot.