Epson to launch ‘WorkSense’ autonomous dual-arm industrial robot for industrial applications

Epson has commercialized what it calls a “seeing, sensing, thinking, working” autonomous dual-arm robot that the company says “will expand the scope of automated production”. Epson says it will roll out the new robot, named the WorkSense W-01 (main picture and video below), in stages beginning this coming winter. The company says that, in recent … Continue reading Epson to launch ‘WorkSense’ autonomous dual-arm industrial robot for industrial applications

Epson to demonstrate newly launched T3 all-in-one SCARA robot at the Assembly Show

  Epson Robots will be showcasing its newly launched T3 All-in-One SCARA robot at the manufacturing industry event The Assembly Show. Epson says that as well as the T3, it will also showcase its “revolutionary” Flexion N2 6-Axis robot, as well as a selection of its leading 6-Axis and SCARA robots. Additionally, Epson will lead a … Continue reading Epson to demonstrate newly launched T3 all-in-one SCARA robot at the Assembly Show

Epson Robots launches ‘all-in-one’ Scara robot for simple applications

  Epson says the new robot addresses the need for a ‘cost-effective and easy-to-use automation solution’ Epson Robots has showcased a new scara industrial robot at Pack Expo.  Scara is the acronym for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm. Epson Robots, which claims to be the “number-one scara robot manufacturer in the world”, says the new model … Continue reading Epson Robots launches ‘all-in-one’ Scara robot for simple applications

Epson showcases new Flexion industrial robot and printer built using SCARA robot

Epson Robots is showcasing a range of new technologies for a wide variety of applications in factory automation at the Automation Technology show, ATX East. ATX is currently under way, running from June 13-15, and is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, in the US. Epson’s booth is number 2405. … Continue reading Epson showcases new Flexion industrial robot and printer built using SCARA robot

Epson boss says company’s advanced sensor could change the way industrial robots are used

Seiko Epson president Minoru Usui says sensor technology the company has developed could change the way robots are used.  In an interview with Reuters, Usui says he wants the company to increase its robot sales worldwide by more than five times what they are now. And the Micro Piezo force sensor could help to achieve at least … Continue reading Epson boss says company’s advanced sensor could change the way industrial robots are used

Epson Flexion N-Series wins 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award

Epson’s newest 6-axis robot recognized for industry innovation Epson Robots’ Flexion N-Series has won the highly acclaimed Golden Mousetrap Award in the category of Automation & Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices. The Golden Mousetrap awards celebrate leading companies, products, and people who are driving innovation in design, engineering, and manufacturing. The winners were announced at … Continue reading Epson Flexion N-Series wins 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award

Epson expands LS series SCARA industrial robot lineup

Epson says its “robust” SCARA lineup now offers “even more robots for more applications”  Epson Robots, the global leader in SCARA Robots, expands their SCARA robot lineup with the introduction of 3 new robots – the LS20, LS6-500 and LS6-700.  Built to carry heavy objects at high speeds, the LS20 offers a maximum payload of 20 … Continue reading Epson expands LS series SCARA industrial robot lineup

Exclusive: Seiko Epson boss looks to robots for 70 per cent growth within 10 years

Exclusive interview with Seiko Epson president Minoru Usui  The president of Seiko Epson says he wants to increase the company’s total annual revenues by 70 per cent within 10 years, and believes industrial robots will be one of the fastest-growing business units, with a 500 per cent hike in that time. In an exclusive interview … Continue reading Exclusive: Seiko Epson boss looks to robots for 70 per cent growth within 10 years

Epson launches new 6-axis robot with foldable arms

Company says foldable arms enable new 6-axis robot to be more efficient and compact Epson has developed a new series 6-axis robot for use in compact applications with high demands on the precision of movements. The company says the “special geometry” with foldable arm allows a range of up to 450 mm and in restricted space. Typical limitations of … Continue reading Epson launches new 6-axis robot with foldable arms

Epson launches new force sensors for industrial robots

Epson is launching its S250 series of high-precision force sensors. The S250 series, which will be rolled out worldwide from early June, will be available as an option for the company’s six-axis and SCARA robots. Employing Epson’s proprietary piezoelectric quartz sensing technology, the new force sensors are durable and sensitive, allowing them to accurately and consistently … Continue reading Epson launches new force sensors for industrial robots

Epson sells 10,000 more industrial robots

Company claims 20 per cent increase of its global install base  Epson Robots claims to have sold 10,000 robots since last year’s publication of a list of the largest industrial robot manufacturers in the world. RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com had previously listed Epson as having 45,000 industrial robots installed worldwide, but this has now been updated to 55,000. 

Epson Robots launches new 6-axis industrial robot

Epson Robots has expanded its 6-axis robot line-up with the introduction of the new Epson C8-Series industrial robots. The company says the new robot has more reach, faster speeds, and greater payload, adding that its “SlimLine” design enables the Epson C8, C8L and C8XL robots to provide “superior performance for even the most demanding and complex applications”. Michael Ferrara, director of Epson Robots, said: “Our … Continue reading Epson Robots launches new 6-axis industrial robot

Exclusive: We are living through ‘extremely transformative’ global changes, says Epson boss

When you want to talk to someone about robotics and automation, especially in an industrial context, who better to talk to than an expert from Japan? Not wishing to compound any stereotypes, the “land of the rising sun” has shown itself to be an early adopter of many, possibly all, advanced technologies for many decades now.  When George … Continue reading Exclusive: We are living through ‘extremely transformative’ global changes, says Epson boss

Industrial robots: Epson Robots signs Cimtec Automation as distributor

Epson Robots, which claims to be the top SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, has added Cimtec Automation as the newest member of its growing distribution network. The agreement includes distribution of all of Epson Robots automation products including their large lineup of SCARA, 6-Axis and Linear Module robots as well as integrated vision, fieldbus … Continue reading Industrial robots: Epson Robots signs Cimtec Automation as distributor

30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety.  With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever. Oversupply may … Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018