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Hitachi High-Technologies in Europe

Humanoid Dual Arm Industrial Robot NEXTAGE


1. Low power actuators for safety

All 15 axes consist of low-power actuators with less than 80W.

2. Flexible task by Image Recognition

Recognition of the position in 3 dimensions by "Head Camera"

The stereo camera at the head can measure distance in 3 dimensions and acknowledge the surrounding environment, tools and work pieces with high accuracy.

Recognition of the shape of work piece by "Hand Camera"

Camera on the arm obtains detailed two dimensional position data during tasks.

3. Versatile Applications

With the combination of end effector and peripheral equipment, respond to various customer needs.

4. Easy Installation

NEXTAGE can be easily moved around and installed from its compact design and with the casters at the bottom of pedestal.

5. Easy and Simple Teaching

OPERATION: Jog-Based Robot Operation Screen
Special programing is not required. Teaching points can be designated by jog-based “INCHING” operation on the GUI.

TEACHING: Action Flow Screen
The NxProduction software, installed in NEXTAGE as a standard can be used to teach and manage the operation. Its GUI displays a “WORKFLOW” format which visualizes the production process.


External Dimensions

Image of External Dimensions

Operating Range

Image of Operating Range

System Diagram

System Diagram

Robot main unit

Robot main unit
Driving power Each axis of 80 W or less
Number of joint axis 15 axis (6 right arm, 6 left arm, 1 waist, and 2 neck axis)
Maximum speed Refer to “Payload and operating speed”
Payload mass Rating: One arm 2.5 kg, both arms 5.0 kg
Maximum: One arm 3.0 kg, both arms 6.0 kg
Repetitive positioning accuracy 0.03 mm
(Position stabilization time 0.3 seconds or less with load 2.5kg on one arm)
Arm fall prevention Electromagnetic brake mounted on shoulder pitch and elbow pitch axes.
Mechanical interface Compliant with Clause 4 of ISO 9409-1: 2004
(JIS B 8436: 2005)
Operating environment Operating ambient temperature 5 to 40°C
Humidity 20 to 80%RH (No condensation)
Mass 36 kg

Payload and operating speed

Payload and operating speed
Name of joint axisSymbolMaximum speed (deg/s)
Waist yaw axis CY 144
Neck yaw axis NY 383
Neck pitch axis NP 383
Right shoulder yaw axis RSY 223
Right shoulder pitch axis RSP 139
Right elbow pitch axis REP 208
Right wrist roll axis RWR 364
Right wrist pitch axis RWP 364
Right wrist yaw axis RWY 364
Left shoulder yaw axis LSY 223
Left shoulder pitch axis LSP 139
Left elbow pitch axis LEP 208
Left wrist roll axis LWR 364
Left wrist pitch axis LWP 364
Left wrist yaw axis LWY 364

Control box

Control box
Control specification Number of control axis 15 axis
OS QNX® Neutrino® RTOS*1 (Motion Control)
Microsoft® Windows® 10*2 IOT Enterprise
(image recognition/UI)
Servo system Digital servo
PTP control Linear, rotation
Interpolation Angle interpolation, linear spherical interpolation
Command input Position specification, joint angle specification
Speed setting Production speed (%), motion speed (%)
Speed control method Trapezoid control
Origin setting operation Initialization operation using absolute sensor
Minimum command unit Position 0.1 mm, angle 0.1 deg
Position teaching method JOG method (inching)
Coordinate system User setting 9990 points
Number of teach positions Up to 9990 points
Interface Robot power supply 1 port (Used in robot system)
Robot signal 1 port (Used in robot system)
Switch box 1 port (Used in robot system)
USB2.0 6 ports (1 port is used in dongle key)
USB3.0 4 ports (1 port is used in vision system)
Ethernet RJ-45 × 2 ports (10/100/1000BASE-T)
Display DVI-I × 1 port DisplayPort × 2 ports
Keyboard/mouse PS/2 × 1 port
For expansion Signal of enabling device (Used in robot system) 24 VDC/3 A for peripheral equipment*3 Emergency stop switch extension contacts × 2 Momentary stop switch extension contacts × 2
Control signal of external indication lamp × 5 colors
Tool changer detach/attatch command (output) × 2 Supply air pressure sensor (input) × 1
QNX® and Neutrino® are registered trademarks of QNX Software Systems Corporation of Canada.
Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
24 V for peripheral equipment is also used for optional power supply. From the specification of the power consumption of each option, calculate the current capacity that can be used for the equipment prepared by user.


Dispensing work

Lifiting up the plastic bottle

Preprocessing work of HPLC

Dispensing work by moving

Assembling work of Linear Motion guide

Combination work of 2 robots