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Epson Robots launches Force Guide at Pack Expo

Epson Robots has announced its new high performance Force Guide integrated force guidance solution at Pack Expo 2018 in Chigago, USA, this week.

Force Guide is a tightly integrated force control system that allows Epson Robots to sense and make precision moves using force feedback data. Powered by proprietary Epson Quartz Technology, it enables Epson robots to detect six axes of force with precision down to 0.1 N, claims the company.

Driven by real-time servo system integration, Force Guide delivers fast, tactile feedback to guide robots for high-precision parts placement.

The Epson Force Guide integrated solution features a point-and-click interface with pre-configured solutions and built-in objects, reducing the development time for applications which require high precision such as part insertion, screw driving, grinding and polishing.

“Force Guide is a revolutionary force control system that is opening up possibilities for robot automation in areas that were not possible before,” said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for Epson Robots.

“It enables robots to tackle applications with high precision or high performance motion guidance requirements making it a great fit for a wide range of high precision applications.”

Also at the show, the company announced the expansion of its T-series with the SynthisTM T6 All-in-One SCARA robot.

The T6 is ideal for simple applications such as pick and place, assembly, parts handling and dispensing applications in industries ranging from automotive and medical development, to lab automation, consumer electronics, electronic components and industrial.

It features the All-in-One design with built-in controller (housed in the robot base) and power for end-of-arm tooling, runs at 110V or 220V and requires no encoder battery, minimising factory downtime for maintenance. The T6 expands the line-up to include payloads of up to 6kg, longer reach of up to 600 mm, and the ability to handle multiple tools.

“Following the tremendous success we have had with the T3, we are bringing to market the T6 to meet the need of customers requiring larger payloads,” said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for Epson Robots.

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