Two new highly compact models have been introduced, designed for speed, reach and precision
Epson has extended its industry-leading range of SCARA robots with the addition of two new models – the GX10 and GX20. Building on the success of the GX4 and GX8 series, the two latest compact and versatile SCARA robots have been designed for optimum productivity, speed, reach and precision in confined spaces, and are ideal for applications across a wide range of industries, from assembling automotive components, to dosing and feeding.
Featuring a solid, stiff arm, the Epson SCARA GX10 series is capable of handling ultra-fast speeds and high load capacities. The robot is designed for pinpoint accuracy in very tight spaces and for applications such as the assembly of heavy components, packaging, palletising, loading and unloading.
The GX20 series is suitable for very heavy loads with a weight of up to 20 kilos. An arm length of either 1,000mm or 850mm ensures that it can cover a large working area. Due to patented motion sensors, heavy loads can be moved quickly and reliably without the vibrations of the robot’s arm that is frequently found in competing models with similar arm length.
Both the GX10 and GX20 are designed with safe robot motion and use speed and motion position limits to reduce machine downtime and enable synchronised working alongside the robot.
With a maximum payload of 10Kg, the Epson SCARA GX10 series offers a large work envelope, despite its small footprint (180mm x 420mm), and cycle times as low as 0.377 seconds, even during extended use. Many assembly tasks can only be performed in one arm orientation, which is why the SCARA GX10 series has been designed with an arm that curves to the left or right, allowing the maximum square working area to be increased significantly. The arm’s unique, high-rigidity design also means very low residual vibration, with smooth start and stop, even at high speeds, and is available with lengths of 650mm and 850mm. The size, speed and pinpoint accuracy of the SCARA GX10 series makes it ideal for use in a wide range of industries, from mobile phones and computers, to creating medical equipment and packaging medications.
The Epson SCARA GX20 robot has a maximum payload of 20Kg, a footprint of 180mm x 420mm, and cycle times of 0.365 seconds. The robot features an arm length of 1,000mm or 850mm ensuring extensive reach with very low residual vibration, and smooth start and stop motion at all speeds. The GX20 will improve productivity in any industry where high speed with maximum precision is required, such as the production of mechanical and electrical parts, pick-and-place applications, and dosing and feeding.
Both new SCARA models are supplied as a complete Epson solution, including robot, controller and software, and can be supplied as tabletop units. Both robots are available as a wall or ceiling-mounted unit. Clean room options, and units which are suitable for special installation environments such as IP65 and ESD, are also available.