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Epson Robots introduces new SCARA robots

Epson Robots, one of the leading SCARA robot manufacturers in the world, has launched the new GX Series robot lineup with the GX4 and GX8.

Built upon 40 years of expertise, the GX Series is a new class of high-power-density SCARA robots that delivers next level performance and flexibility ideal for medical device, electronics and consumer electronics industries.

The GX robots were showcased for the first time in North America at the recent Automate Show.

The GX4 and GX8 SCARA robots offer high throughput, smooth motion control and heavy payloads with advanced Epson GYROPLUS technology.

Offering multiple arm configurations, a 250-350 mm reach with the GX4 and a 450-650 mm reach with the GX8, the robots can achieve ultra-high precision with tasks including assembly, pick and place and intricate small-parts handling processes.

Both robots have battery-less encoders, built-in Ethernet cables and other advanced features to support a remarkably low cost of ownership.

Scott Marsic, group product manager, Epson Robots, says: “As the demand for automation continues across all industries, Epson pushes the envelope by providing high-performance solutions with leading-edge precision to meet the most demanding tasks.

“With the new GX Series, the GX4 and GX8 SCARA robots allow users to manage robotic solutions powerfully and with a compact footprint. Integration with Epson RC+ software helps manufacturers get the most out of their robots in terms of simplicity and performance.”

The high-power density SCARA robots are equipped with larger motors to handle heavy workloads at fast speeds. The GX4 can handle payloads up to 4 kg and the GX8 can handle up to 8 kg, both from a small form factor.

Equipped with Epson RC+ industrial automation development software, the GX4 and GX8 offer ultimate ease of use.

An intuitive and feature-packed software, Epson RC+ streamlines automation to effortlessly design complex and robust robotic solutions with a simple interface, advanced integrated solutions and advanced 3D simulator.

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