Yaskawa unveils new headquarters

Yaskawa Electric America Inc. (YEA) held a grand opening May 10 for its new North American headquarters here. The structure represents a significant milestone for the 84-year-old, $2-billion parent company, Yaskawa Electric Corp. The 20-acre campus gives YEA room to grow in the future and supports the company's new "World of Automation Solutions" identity.

08/01/1999


Yaskawa Electric America Inc. (YEA) held a grand opening May 10 for its new North American headquarters here. The structure represents a significant milestone for the 84-year-old, $2-billion parent company, Yaskawa Electric Corp. The 20-acre campus gives YEA room to grow in the future and supports the company's new "World of Automation Solutions" identity.

The headquarters complex is part of YEA's increased presence and is meant to convey an image of product and service dependability. YEA's servo controllers typically provide in excess of 400 K hr mean time between failures (MTBF) and its motors deliver >1 M hr MTBF.

The facility contains engineering offices, development labs (with dynamometer load testing capacity up to 250 hp), training rooms, industry/technology suites (product showrooms), and other corporate departments.

Yaskawa's main technology areas include machine/motion controllers, servos, inverters, and CNCs. Robots are manufactured by YEA's Motoman subsidiary. Production (assembly and testing) of inverters in the 0.4-160 kW range (230/460 V) and CNC systems is done here. Other manufacturing activities will also move to this site.

"The new headquarters complex represents a commitment to customers. From this base, Yaskawa intends to become the No. 1 automation products supplier in the U.S.," says Norie Matsuno, YEA's president and ceo. "In essence it represents our genuine commitment to the future."

The grand opening concluded with toasts after the obligatory breaking open of a huge 72-liter cask of sake in the traditional kagamiwari ceremony.

For more information, visit www.controleng.com/freeinfo .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Intelligent, efficient PLC programming: Cost-saving programming languages are available now; Automation system upgrades; Help from the cloud; Improving flow control; System integration tips
Smarter machines require smarter systems; Fixing PID, part 3; Process safety; Hardware and software integration; Legalities: Integrated lean project delivery
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.
This article collection contains several articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again