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

Flexion at tradeshow
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. 

The exhibition stand will includes Epson’s newest Flexion N2 6-Axis space-saving robot, featuring the world’s first compact folding arm design that meets the increasingly high demands for efficient movement and precise placement required in advanced manufacturing.

The company says the robot is ideal for use in production and quality assurance in the automotive, electronics, medical and laboratory equipment industries, which require compact solutions for applications that need smaller robots and workcells.

With the ability to operate in a tight space, the Flexion N2, which reduces the required workspace area by up to 40 per cent versus standard 6-Axis robots, can be utilized in production lines that traditional 6-Axis robots cannot.

These ultra compact robots with a reach of 450 mm are able to easily reach into confined and restricted work spaces from many angles with smooth motion, allowing for maximum efficiency.

Also on display will be an assembly of the Epson OmniLink TM-T88V Point of Sale intelligent printer built with a G6-Series SCARA robot and a C4 6-Axis robot.

Epson says its G6 SCARA robots are “perfect” for applications that require high speed and/or high precision in industries such as automotive, medical, semiconductor, food, pharmaceutical, hard drive, consumer, and many others.

The new Max-E envelope design delivers maximum motion range, allowing Epson G-series robots to do jobs that normally require much larger arms.

The smaller footprint translates to less factory space requirements and lower overall factory costs, helping manufacturers to stay competitive, says Epson.

The compact Epson C4 6-Axis robots deliver exceptional speed, flexibility and repeatability, making them “ideal” for lab automation, medical, consumer, food, automotive, electronics, PC peripheral, semiconductor, plastics, appliance and aerospace industries.

They can be used for a wide variety of applications ranging from blood sample handling to DNA testing or from instrument panel assembly to medical instrument kitting.

Epson C4 robots include a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design. They are well suited for big jobs in tiny spaces allowing payloads of up to 4 Kg while maintaining fast speeds and cycle times, resulting in maximum productivity.