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Epson launches sales of new line of SCARA robots for industry
Article Type: New products From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 38, Issue 6
Seiko Epson Corporation has announced the market launch of the new LS series of industrial SCARA robots.
Labor shortages and the need for greater production efficiency and stable quality in emerging nations that volume-produce the vast majority of smartphones, electronic automotive components, and other small electronic gear have combined to cause industrial robot demand to skyrocket among companies looking to significantly boost throughput.
Responding to these needs, Epson, a leader in SCARA robots for industrial applications, added the new LS series designed to make light of heavy manual work. By introducing the LS series, users can now maintain high-efficiency assembly, transfer, alignment, and placement operations, reduce personnel requirements, and achieve consistent quality.
Main features and advantages of the robots in the LS series
LS3 SCARA robots (Figure 2):
These robots offer vaunted Epson performance and compact design at an attractive price. This basic model is particularly suitable for first-time robot users.
Epson’s original Smart Motion Control Technology enables smart, rapid operations at high-speed and with low reaction and vibration.
The 400-mm length of the arm enables the robot to cover an area equivalent to that used for manual assembly work, enabling smooth integration for transfer and assembly work.
Dedicated RC90 controller:
All cables and interfaces are provided on the front of the controller, facilitating easy setup and maintenance.
The controller allows the robot’s error history, settings, and other information to be saved quickly and easily simply by plugging a USB memory device into a port and pressing a button on the controller.
Epson sees the commercial and industrial sector, as well as emerging economies, as important growth markets. Going forward, Epson will continue to introduce products that meet the needs of the market, strengthen local customer support, and work even harder to meet customers’ growing expectations.