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Epson unveils high-speed, high-precision SCARA robots

Posted: 02 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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G-series robots

Seiko Epson Corp. has announced the availability of its new G-series SCARA robots. The new series employs the company's original smart motion control technology to achieve high speed, ultrahigh precision and low vibration. The robots in this series help customers enhance important specifications of the equipment they design and manufacture, enabling them to build equipment capable of handling the production of multiple products or working in environments containing water or oil.

The robots in this series feature significant speed increases over earlier models, and are able to carry out high-speed operation, move short and long distances, and transport light and heavy loads in every condition.

All robot arms are built to clean specifications, or IP54/65 specifications, which enable them to be used in environments having water or oil. The 168 models of robots, which can be mounted on the wall or ceiling, can be used by customers in a very wide range of applications.

By incorporating the RC170 controller, even first-time users can easily manufacture compact robot equipment that offers outstanding cost performance.

Key features of the products in this series are:

? The neat and agile movement of the robot makes it possible to shorten the time required for operation (employs high-rigidity, lightweight mechanism and smart motion control technology)

? Allows the attachment of large-size multihands capable of grasping different types of products or a plurality of items (increase transportable weight and permissible inertia moment)

? Although compact in size, it has a wide range of movement (the area of movement possible at the rear of the robot has widened because the robot is built without a cable duct)

? Comprehensive lineup of models addresses with various environments (standard lineup includes IP54/IP64 specifications and clean specifications, which include ESD countermeasures)

? Optimal layout makes possible reduction in size of equipment (can be installed on the wall or ceiling)

? Ability to produce smooth and highly precise straight line and circular arc movements can vastly improve the quality of coating work (employs smart motion control technology)

The G Series is divided into three series based on the transportable weight:

G6 series - Suitable for high-speed, high-precision assembling of a wide variety of small-size components. Maximum transportable weight: 6kg; Robot arm length: 450, 550, 650mm

G10 series - Multiple hands are suitable for high-speed assembling involving multiple processes and work involving lining up things. Maximum transportable weight: 10kg; Robot arm length: 650, 850mm

G20 series - Suitable for work involving transporting heavy loads in a spacious work area, such as packing boxes. Maximum transportable weight: 20kg; Robot arm length: 850, 1000mm

The targeted markets for this series of products cover a wide range of fields, including the electrical and electronics industries, as well as the automobile, food, pharmaceutical and medical industries.

Epson plans to sell a total of 200 units this fiscal year.

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