Return Authorization

Return Authorization Instructions and Policies


Prior approval must be obtained before any item can be returned to Yaskawa Motoman.

You can return parts in two ways:

Download, print and complete the Return Authorization form. Fax to us
at 937-847-3211.

or -
Call 937-847-3200 and inform the Yaskawa Customer Service Specialist that you need to return parts.

In either case, you'll need the following information. If you call us, please have the following information available before you call.

  • Company name
  • Company's complete address including city, state, and zip code
  • Name, phone and fax number, as well as your e-mail address
  • Robot or system type (Ex. SK6/MRC, AW1000, etc.)
  • Date when the part failed
  • Motoman part number of part that is being returned
  • Yaskawa or other vendor number of part being returned; if no part number can be located please call 937-847-3200 for assistance.
  • Serial number if it is available
  • Details of failure must be listed
  • Alarms and errors that have occurred along with other details or circumstances that might have bearing on the failure
  • Reason for return if new items are being returned
  • Type of return must be indicated. Definitions for each category are listed on the Return & Exchange Policy. Please read this policy and the following procedures.
  • Robot order number must be completed for ALL warranty claims. The order number is located on the back of the robot's lower arm on a small nameplate; the number will always begin with "S".

Upon approval of your request, an R/A number will be faxed to you, or if you telephoned us, we can usually provide you with an R/A number over the phone. Please remember to write the R/A number on the outside of the box prior to shipping.


Return to Stock

Please remember to write the R/A number on the outside of the box prior to shipping.
Custom parts are not eligible to be returned to stock. Parts that are returned to stock will be subject to a restocking fee of up to 25% of purchased price. Freight will not be credited. Parts must not be damaged and must be properly packaged. No credit will be issued for the return of Yaskawa Motoman/Yaskawa boards and servopacks unless packaged in sealed, anti-static bags. A R/A request form must be received by Yaskawa Motoman within 15 days of the shipment from Yaskawa Motoman. No parts will be accepted after 30 days from RMA date. If any of the above conditions are not met, the part will be returned to you, freight collect and full original invoice price must be paid.

Repair and Return


Yaskawa Motoman offers the option of returning certain parts for repair. Yaskawa Motoman will provide a repair estimate before repair is started. Estimate will include customer net cost and expected lead-time. A purchase order MUST be issued to cover repair charge before work will begin. Items that are left with Yaskawa Motoman 30 days after estimate is given will be returned un-repaired at customer's expense, unless purchase order is received. Item returned for repair must have proper electrostatic discharge (ESD) packaging.

Exchange Credit


Certain parts may be returned for an exchange credit of up to 10% only when exchanged for a new or refurbished part. Exchange Credit percentages are determined by the expense of repair, reparability, and the status of stock. A replacement part must be ordered. A PO must be given. The invoice for the replacement part will reflect the full price of the part. Yaskawa Motoman reserves the right to decline issuing credit if the pervious conditions are not met. Parts received without a RA number will be returned and no credit will be issued. Items that are returned for credit must have proper ESD packaging. Yaskawa Motoman must receive an R/A request form within 10 working days of the shipment from Yaskawa Motoman. No parts will be accepted for Exchange credit after 30 days of shipment.

Warranty Credit


Parts must still be within warranty period. Warranty may include the 1-year spare part warranty or the specified warranty that was purchased with the system. A purchase order is required for all part shipments. Warranty replacement parts will be invoiced at full applicable price. Warranty credit will be issued according to warranty policy and receipt of the defective parts. The damaged part must be received by Yaskawa Motoman within 10 days of the part being shipped. The warranty credit will include freight and tax. (i.e. UPS, Fed EX) Credit will not be issued until a warranty evaluation is complete. The RA request must be fully completed before warranty evaluation will begin. Incomplete RA requests forms will be returned for completion. Items returned for credit must have proper ESD packaging.

Upon approval of your request, an R/A number will be supplied to you.


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