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 discussion on how to get started in robotics and automation.  Continue reading Epson to demonstrate newly launched T3 all-in-one SCARA robot at the Assembly Show

Japanese companies prepare to bring forward new generation of humanoid collaborative robots capable of a variety of industrial work

 

There was a time when Japanese electronics companies were the Apples and Googles of the world, with everyone buying their products and talking about them in the media.

Many of those same formerly pre-eminent names today play second fiddle to the Silicon Valley tech giants.

But while they may not be discussed as much as they were in the past – and their products not as ubiquitous in the consumer market – Japanese companies still loom large in the industrial sector.  Continue reading Japanese companies prepare to bring forward new generation of humanoid collaborative robots capable of a variety of industrial work

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 expands its line of industrial scara robots.  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

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Epson’s Flexion 6-axis industrial 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.

Epson’s showcase will feature the new and “revolutionary” Flexion N2 6-Axis robot as well as an assembly demo of an Epson Point of Sale printer built with a high precision SCARA robot and a compact 6-Axis robot.  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

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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 some of that growth.

Currently, Epson Robots is one of the top 10 industrial robot makers in the world, according to a list compiled by RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com. The company is placed ninth, with 55,000 industrial robots installed worldwide.  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

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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 an awards ceremony held a few weeks ago.  Continue reading Epson Flexion N-Series wins 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award

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Robotics and Automation Industry Thought Leaders

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Jane Zavalishina, CEO, Yandex Data Factory

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Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson

Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson

We Are Living in ‘Extremely Transformative’ Times

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Saagar Govil, chairman and CEO, Cemtrex

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Alan Norbury, Industrial Central Technology Officer at Siemens UK

Alan Norbury, industrial central technology officer, Siemens UK

From Art to Science

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Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

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Epson expands LS series SCARA industrial robot lineup

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New Epson robot models

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 kg and arm lengths in 800mm and 1000mm. Both arm lengths feature a 420mm Z-Axis length.

Notable features include high speed cycle times, superior accel/decel rates with smooth start/stop motion and reduced vibration due to Epson’s proprietary QMEMS vibration sensing technology.

Epson says the LS20 is “extremely useful in industries ranging from automotive and appliance to industrial”.  Continue reading Epson expands LS series SCARA industrial robot lineup

Automatica: The greatest show of robotics and automation technology on Earth. Probably

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Now in its seventh year, Automatica is one of the most eagerly-awaited trade fairs in the robotics and automation industry events calendar. 

The four-day show will be hosted in Munich, Germany, and its organisers say it provides a “comprehensive look at the latest developments” in the sector, with around 1,000 companies taking part.  Continue reading Automatica: The greatest show of robotics and automation technology on Earth. Probably

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

Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson
Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson

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 with Robotics and Automation News, Minoru Usui says Seiko Epson is hoping to achieve a dramatic expansion of its robotics division in the next decade, and “take the company from being a 1-trillion-yen-a-year business to being a 1.7-trillion-yen-a-year business”.

Epson Robots is one of the top industrial robot manufacturers in the world, and Usui is keen to build on this success.

In its annual report, the company lists robots in the “sensing and industrial solutions” business segment, which accounts for approximately $2 billion revenue a year. Seiko Epson’s total revenue is approximately $10 billion a year. 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

Epson’s new 6-axis compact robot
Epson’s new 6-axis compact robot

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 conventional six-axis as a high space requirement for overhead rides omitted.

Thus, the N-series is considerably more flexible and efficient in industrial applications of automotive, electronic, medical and Labortindustrie. The first variant of the Epson N-robot has a payload of up to 2.5 kg.

The new machines will be on display at the Epson booth at Automatica (Munich, booth B5.319) late June.  Continue reading Epson launches new 6-axis robot with foldable arms

Epson launches new force sensors for industrial robots

Yoneharu Fukushima, COO of Epson’s Robotics Solutions Operations Division
Yoneharu Fukushima, COO of Epson’s Robotics Solutions Operations Division

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 sense minimal amounts of force in six directions.

The company says this will allow customers to automate complex manufacturing tasks and will improve productivity. Epson also provides robot operation commands with the sensor, allowing customers to easily introduce the system.  Continue reading Epson launches new force sensors for industrial robots

Epson sells 10,000 more industrial robots

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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.  Continue reading Epson sells 10,000 more industrial robots

Epson Robots launches new 6-axis industrial robot

Epson’s new C8 series of industrial robots
Epson’s new C8 series of industrial robots

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”.

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Michael Ferrara, director of Epson Robots, said: “Our Epson C4-Series robots have been in the market for a couple of years now and have been extremely well received for a wide variety of applications.

“One of the key factors for the C4-Series success has been the unique Epson SlimLine Design which results in slimmer arms, less overall weight, and a small footprint while providing high performance motion with higher payload curves.” Continue reading Epson Robots launches new 6-axis industrial robot

Industrial robots: Epson Robots signs Cimtec Automation as distributor

Epson’s new SCARA robots
Epson’s new SCARA robots

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 I/O and many other industrial automation products offered by Epson Robots.

“With over 25 years of experience, Cimtec Automation has proven themselves as more than just a distributor of products, but as a premier solutions provider in the Industrial Automation market in the Southeastern US and we are proud to have them as a part of our distribution network,” stated Michael Ferrara, director of Epson Robots. Continue reading Industrial robots: Epson Robots signs Cimtec Automation as distributor