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 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.”
The new Epson C8-Series includes C8-700, C8L-900 and C8XL-1400 robots with up to 1400 mm of reach and maximum payloads of 8 kg. All models are available in standard, Clean/ESD and IP67 protected configurations.
As with the C4-Series, the SlimLine design of the C8/C8L/C8XL robots provides “exceptionally advanced flexibility”, claims Epson. The slim body and compact wrist design allows for greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions.
Epson adds that the robots can “easily reach into confined and restricted work spaces from many angles with smooth motion not achievable with similar sized competitive models”.
This makes the C8-Series ideal robots for machine load/unload, material handling and packaging applications along with many others including assembly and dispensing, claims Epson.
Designed for maximum performance, all C8-Series robots use high quality components to achieve high rigidity in a light weight arm. Through Epson’s unique QMEMS vibration sensing technology, Epson C4 and C8-Series arms automatically detect and adjust for vibration and therefore maximize speed and accel/decel rates.
This translates to faster cycle times even with heavier payloads as compared to other similarly sized 6-axis models.
Epson C8-Series robots come with our RC700-A controller and provide the ultimate experience in ease of use, power and reliability.
In addition, the RC700-A 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.