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Article | June 5, 2014
Epson: Compact 6-axis robots
The new Epson C4 and C4L compact 6-axis robots with the new RC700 controller feature a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design to deliver faster speeds and more payload capability than the C3 while keeping the SlimLine design.
The new C4 arms build on the success of the C3, and an extended reach C4 called the C4L has been added providing up to 965mm of reach. As with the C3, the SlimLine design of the C4/C4L robots provides advanced flexibility: the slim body and compact wrist design allows for greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions. The robots can easily reach into confined and restricted workspaces from many angles with smooth motion.
C4 robots maximize part throughput for even the most demanding cycle time requirements. The tight integration of powerful motors and amplifiers along with ultra high resolution feedback and quality controls provide higher acceleration and deceleration rates as well as advanced linear interpolated motion.
The robots use components that provide high rigidity in a lightweight arm. Through the company’s unique QMEMSTM vibration sensing technology, C4/C4L arms are able to automatically adjust to minimize vibration and maximize speed and accel/decal rates. This translates to faster cycle times even with heavier payloads.
C4/C4L robots come with the new RC700 controller to provide ease of use, power, and reliability. The controller also provides Epson RC+ Controls software and many fully integrated options such as: Vision Guidance, .Net support, Conveyor Tracking, GUI Builder, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, and much more.
The robots are suitable for a wide variety of applications in the medical, automotive, electronics, consumer products, and other industries.
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