FANUC M-10ia Yaskawa GP7

Comparing the Yaskawa Motoman GP7 and FANUC M-10iA Robots

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Yaskawa Motoman and FANUC are two of the top robotic manufacturers in the world. Yaskawa Motoman and FANUC have more industrial robots installed than any other robotic manufacturer. Both manufacturers produce an extensive line of multipurpose robots. Many of their factory robots can be similar to one another as is the case with the Yaskawa Motoman GP7 and the FANUC M-10iA. While both of these articulated robots are designed for low payload robotic handling, they do have some differences that are key for determining which robotic manipulator will be a good fit for an application.


Both the Yaskawa Motoman GP7 and the FANUC M-10iA are considered low payload robots. Both will be ideal for applications involving light parts and tooling. The Yaskawa Motoman GP7 features a maximum payload capacity of 7 kg. While the FANUC M-10iA has a slightly higher payload of 10 kg. The FANUC M-10iA also has multiple variants with higher or lower payload options. For a higher payload the FANUC M-10ia/12 offers 12 kg while the M-10ia/6L is a lower payload option at 6 kg but with an extended reach.


The Yaskawa Motoman GP7 features a maximum horizontal reach of 927 mm. Its shorter reach allows it to operate in confined work envelopes or within crowded workspaces without interference. The compact reach and footprint of the GP7 means less space is needed for installation making it ideal for smaller facilities.

The FANUC M-10iA features a longer horizontal reach than the GP7 with 1,420 mm. This allows the M-10iA to be able to cover more work area than the GP7. The FANUC M-10iA is also available in short-arm and extended reach variants for those needing a shorter or longer reaching robot.


The Yaskawa Motoman GP7 is considered the fastest industrial robot arm in its class. When Yaskawa Motoman was designing this robot they increased the operating speed by nearly 40%. The GP7 will be ideal for automating high speed applications and will reduce cycle times.

The FANUC M-10iA is also considered a high speed robot manipulator but it is not as fast as the Yaskawa Motoman GP7. Automating with the FANUC M-10iA will still improve cycle times and productivity with its speed.


Both the Yaskawa Motoman GP7 and the FANUC M-10iA allow for various mounting options, giving manufacturers greater flexibility when it comes to installation. Both manufacturing robot arms can be floor, ceiling, and angle mounted. The Yaskawa Motoman GP7 also allows for wall mounting. The various mounting options of these robots provide manufacturers with the ability to install them in a manner that will provide the best part access with the most space saving option for their application.


Both the Yaskawa Motoman GP7 and the FANUC M-10iA are multipurpose robots that are designed for handling automation. The GP7 is capable of automating material handling, assembly, part transfer, pick and place, and packaging applications.

The FANUC M-10iA is also capable of automating assembly, pick and place, material handling, and part transfer processes. In addition, the M-10iA can automate machine loading, milling, machine tending, routing, waterjet cutting, and arc welding applications.