Latest Epson robots aimed at harsh environments

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "Latest Epson robots aimed at harsh environments", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ir.2000.04927bad.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Latest Epson robots aimed at harsh environments

Latest Epson robots aimed at harsh environments

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The newest addition to Epson's family of SCARA robots is the ES/EL series which is designed for use in dust-proof/wash down areas (see Plate 1).

The eight models are the latest developments in a 15-year campaign by Epson to integrate the most modern and best technological developments into its robots. As such, they come with a number of innovative features.

Plate 1System devices: ES/EL protected robot

All eight models have a shielded manipulator and are aimed specifically at users involving dusty, wet or oily environments. All give shielding equivalent to IP65.

Arm lengths vary from 450 to 850mm, with a maximum payload of 5kg. The six ES models come with a repeatability of ±0.02mm, while for the two EL models this is ±0.025mm.

In addition, the ES/EL robots all come with installed pneumatic tubes for ease of customer use.