Epson says the new robot addresses the need for a ‘cost-effective and easy-to-use automation solution’
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.
The new T-Series “all-in-one” robots are supplied with built-in controller, a new technology feature which reduces space requirements and simplifies setup.
The T3, the first product in the T-Series, offers a “cost-effective and simple-to-integrate and install automation solution for simple applications”, says Epson.
These applications may include:
- pick and place;
- parts handling; and
The industries might range from automotive and medical development, to lab automation, consumer electronics, electronic components and industrial.
The Epson T3 is available now and is being showcased at Pack Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth S-6372.
Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for Epson Robots, says: “Our T3 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.
“It is ideal for customers looking to automate 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.”
Epson says the T3 is a next generation technology robot featuring a built-in controller – housed in the robot’s base. It 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, says Epson.
Brunnick says: “With our robot solutions, users don’t have to worry about performance or cost and can maximize 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.”
Some of the key features of the T3 include:
- Efficient operation – fits seamlessly into an automation workflow; requires less time and money for system integration than most other solutions
- Easy to install – installs in minutes, unlike complex linear slide-based systems
- Integrated vision guidance option – designed specifically for robot guidance; makes it easy to automate simple applications when vision is required
- Built-in controller – saves critical workspace with the controller conveniently housed in the robot’s base
- Wide variety of integrated options – Ethernet / IP, EtherCAT, DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet, and CC-Link fieldbus interfaces are all supported, as well as GUI Builder and other integrated options to help reduce total development time
- Small and lightweight – all-in-one solution; takes up less space than linear-slide solutions, while providing a large work envelope
- No battery required for encoder – minimizes downtime and reduces overall cost of ownership
Epson’s existing lineup of 3 kg payload industrial scara robots includes the G-Series, RS-Series, and LS-Series.