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Yaskawa Sigma-5 Servo Amplifier Delivers Highest Performance in the Industry

December 10, 2014

Yaskawa Sigma 5 Servo Ampllifier

The Sigma-5 servo amplifier delivers the highest performance in the industry due its unmatched frequency response, reduced settling times and more precise control. In addition it provides a faster set up, simpler tuning, and vibration suppression. With a wide range of models and options to it can match your individual application requirements.


  • Unprecedented ease-of-use through cutting-edge technology.
    • New tuning-less function means no adjustment needed.
    • Impressive load regulation with strengthened vibration suppression function.
  • Slashed setup time.
    • Setup wizard function and wiring conformation function of engineering tool SigmaWin+ allows easy setup just by watching the monitor.
  • High response characteristics at 1 kHz min.
    • New advanced autotuning.
    • Reduced positioning time through model following control, and smooth machine control enabled by vibration supression function.

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Yaskawa Application Overview: Texturing Etch

July 21, 2014

Click here to see the full “Application Overview: Texturing Etch” from Yaskawa.

Typically, a textured etching application attempts to etch small pyramid structures on the surface of the wafer. The diagram below shows how a textured silicon substrate compares with a flat one. The textured substrate allows less light to be reflected off of the surface of the substrate. It reflects more light back into the substrate. Therefore, more light is captured by the solar cells, allowing for more light to be processed into electrical energy.

Texturing Etch Application diagram

An XYZ positioning application can be used to perform the textured etching onto the wafer. Yaskawa rotary or linear servomotors and servo amplifiers can be used to accomplish the texturing. Sigma-5 amplifiers perform with a 1.6 kHz frequency response. When fine tuned, they are capable of reducing settling times down to under 4ms. This allows for higher cycle times. All Sigma-5 servomotors feature a standard 20-bit absolute encoder. This provides greater positional precision and enhances repeatability, both keys for semiconductor and solar applications.

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Yaskawa Motion Control System Overview

November 18, 2013

Introduction to basic servo and motion control technology concepts. Components of motion control and AC servos are discussed within the context of Yaskawa Sigma-5 applications

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January 5, 2010


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Best Damn Demo Ever of Yaskawa MP2300Siec, from Innovative Automation

June 23, 2009

The title speaks for itself, and so does Innovative Automation’s Jack Marsh, from our Houston office. Good stuff, one take. Legendary.

New MotionWorks, MP2310iec Products Released by Yaskawa

May 29, 2009

Yaskawa Motion today announced several new products in its MotionWorks IEC and MP2000iec product series. is a new Integrated Development Environment based on the IEC61131-3 international programming standard. MotionWorks IEC Pro is built upon the same code as our proven MotionWorks IEC Express software and includes all additions made to the MotionWorks IEC Express software since the May 2008 release.

MotionWorks IEC Pro

The Pro version allows users to program in Sequential Function Chart language, configure projects with up to 16 tasks, and supports all of the MP2000iec controller models.

MP2310iec Controller

There are three new MP2310iec machine controller models that allow up to three local modules of digital or analog I/O to be controlled.Download Support Materials 

MotionWorks IEC Express users will need to upgrade to v1.1.2.7 in order to configure a MP2310iec system.


Cool Gadgets: Yaskawa Sigma V Amp, Controller and Servos

October 21, 2008