Hirata started the development of theirs first CNC control and linear axes in Japan. In the following years a small team of highly skilled Engineers realised the first SCARA robot model AR-300 and control model HAC-01. Its starts the serial production of robots and theirs usage in many different assembly lines in the Electronic industry in Japan.
Hirata participated at Hannover Industrial show first time and showed theirs SCARA robots and linear axes. In the same year Hirata tied up a distributor contract with a Germany reseller in Germany.
The second generation of SCARA robot and linear axes modules arised in the market. The robots of AR-H series are available in three model sizes. The most sold model is AR-H300. Company Hella is using a lot of these robots in theirs assembly lines in Recklinghausen. These robots remains more than 15 years in production.
DThe third generation of SCARA robots and a new generation of controls are ready and spread out in the market. This is the first time that a control has multitasking capability to control robot motion and peripheral devices without using any additional PLC. Many of those robots were used as soldering robot at PHILIPS in whole Europe.
Hirata developed theirs first SCARA robot with Direct Drive and received an award of best technical innovation from Business journal "Nihon Keizai Shinbun".
The next generation of SCARA robot arose in the market. The AR-C series and new powerful multitasking control with 32 bit technology and programming language HARL-III is ready for sale.
Hirata founded its own company in Germany. In November 1993 Hirata Robotics GmbH took over all sales activity in Germany speaking European countries. Beside stand alone robot sales Hirata Robotics offers also soldering robots, tray feeder, palletizer and assembly stations with robot.
Hirata Japan begins with the development of clean room robots for Wafer and LCD glass handling.
The AR-S series is the fifth generation of SCARA robot. Also the linear axes are completely new designed. The control has digital motor control and provides 32 Task Multitasking.
Hirata Robotics GmbH moves to a new and larger company building.
The controls can be equipped with standardised field bus technology.
The SCARA robots of AR-S series are improved. Absolute-Encoders are built in and the size of the control becomes 1/3 by using high integrated components.
Hirata Robotics GmbH celebrates its 25 Years Hirata robots in Germany and its 10 Years anniversary. All robots and linear axes are now equipped with Absolute-Encoders.
The robot control model HAC-854CE is also available as embedded version. The cleanroom robot series AR-W is extended for High and Low vacuum type.
Hirata Robotics GmbH develops new tray feeders and palletizers model ALC-600.
Hirata Japan is going public and becomes stock holder company
Hirata develops the flexible and modulare Assembly cell ACS-C-S900
Development of the palletizer model LCP-600E with free programmable handling device and of low cost tray feeder TLC-600. Also Hirata Robotics GmbH starts to manufacturing a framing machine of solar panels.
As from August 1st. Hirata Robotics GmbH changed the name to Hirata Engineering Europe GmbH. The cause of this change is to show our customers that Hirata Germany can do more than just selling robots. Also Hirata in Germany becomes the European headquarter.
The various configurable transport conveyor model CV75V was designed specially for engine and transmission assembly. The first order was received from a Japanese car manufacturer in Europe.
Yasunari Hirata, founder of Hirata Corporation Japan pass the way in an age of 83 year at 7.8.2012.
The sixth generation of SCARA robots AR-F series is released for sales. Main features lighter, faster and Encoders without batteries