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At Imtex, Epson Robots, the SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, announced that it is expanding its line of industrial SCARA robots with the new T-Series All-in-One robots with built-in controller, a new technology feature which reduces space requirements and simplifies setup.
T-Series which handles payloads up to 3 & 6kgs & reach of 300 & 600mm respectively, offers a cost-effective and simple-to-integrate and install automation solution for simple applications such as pick and place, assembly, parts handling and dispensing applications in industries ranging from automotive and medical development, to lab automation, consumer electronics, electronic components and industrial.
“Our T Series robot is a powerful, low-cost automation solution designed for easy integration, which helps lower the total cost of ownership versus current products for manufacturers and system integrators,” said

Satyanarayana, director, visual products & robots, Epson India.

“It is ideal for customers looking at automating their factories without wasting time or money on complex slide-based solutions. Since it includes the same intuitive software and powerful features we incorporate in our high-end robots, we are giving users both the power and simplicity required for their applications.”
The T3 is a next generation technology robot featuring a built-in controller (conveniently housed in the robot’s base), runs at 110 V or 220 V and requires no battery, reducing factory downtime for maintenance. This compact, lightweight, space-saving robot helps to significantly reduce the total cost of installation and integration for factory automation projects, is ideal for simple applications, and is more cost-effective than current solutions, which use multi-axis linear slides.
“With our robot solutions, users don’t have to worry about performance or cost and can maximise productivity. The feedback from many of our key customers, including manufacturers and system integrators, has been extremely positive, with some already moving to replace slide-based systems with our new T3 All-in-One” added Satyanarayana.
EPSON also showcased the Prototype of the vertically articulated VT6 robots at Imtex 2019. VT6 Series robot is engineered for maximum usability and a low total cost of ownership (TCO), the 6-axis VT6 is built to automate simple, repetitive material handling tasks that humans find tedious. Manufacturers have been reluctant to automate material handling tasks that add little value because of the expense and trouble involved in building production lines. Epson is bringing down this barrier with the affordably priced and easy to install VT6. Drawing on the miniature controller technology it developed for its T series of SCARA robots, Epson equipped this entry-level robot with a built-in controller. Among the many possible uses for this robot are machine tending applications in which components or work pieces are loaded into and unloaded from test equipment”
Epson also displayed C4 Robots. The C4 series with SlimLine design provides exceptionally advanced flexibility. The slim body and compact wrist design allows greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions. The robots can easily reach into confined and restricted work spaces from many angles with smooth motion not achievable with similar sized competitive models.
With the ability to maximise part throughput for even the most demanding cycle time requirements, C4 robots are some of the fastest compact 6-axis arms available in the industry. The tight integration of powerful motors and amplifiers along with ultra-high resolution feedback and superior controls provide unmatched motion performance including higher acceleration and deceleration rates as well as advanced linear interpolated motion.
Designed for maximum performance, C4 robots use high quality components to achieve high rigidity in a light weight arm. Through Epson’s unique QMEMSTM vibration sensing technology, C4/C4L arms are able to automatically adjust to minimise vibration and maximise speed and accel/decal rates. This translates to faster cycle times even with heavier payloads as compared to other compact 6-axis models.
Epson C4/C4L robots come with our new RC700 controller and provide the ultimate experience in ease of use, power and reliability. In addition, the RC700 controller also provides our industry leading Epson RC+ Controls software and lots of fully integrated options such as: Vision Guidance, .Net support, Conveyor Tracking, GUI Builder, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus and much more. All this at an incredible price! Why choose a low performance solution when you can have a high performance Epson C4/C4L with RC700 Controller?
Epson C4/C4L robots are ideal for small parts assembly, dispensing, lab automation, medical device assembly, machine tending, material handling, packaging, electronics and many other applications.
Epson Robots is the global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of over 60,000 robots and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots based on a common PC based platform. Building on a 32 year heritage, Epson Robots today delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food processing, medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries.
Epson Robots – from 6-Axis to SCARA to Controllers – are well known for their ease of use, reliability, performance and overall value.

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