Epson Robots will demonstrate its lineup of robots at The Assembly Show later this month at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center located in Rosemont, Ill.
The demand for simple-to-use, adaptable and dependable solutions is increasing as more manufacturers turn to automation for day-to-day operations, the company said.
To address the need for flexible and high-end automation services, Epson said it will present robotic solutions that help companies improve production costs, throughput, and overall quality.
A founding exhibitor of The Assembly Show, Epson Robots is taking part in its 10th anniversary, with the following presentations:
Automation Presentation: “Why Automate? Manufacturing Consideration in Today's 'New Normal'” – Scott Marsic, Epson Robots group product manager, will explore the “how and why” of automation and help decision-makers evaluate the role of robots and automation within their business. Topics will include changes to customer pain points, onshoring and nearshoring impacts, market trends, and top insights for automation project success. The session will take place on October 26 from 10:45-11:15 a.m. CDT in Theater #1.
Robotic Assembly Presentation: “Case Studies in Thinking Differently About Robotic Assembly” – Steve Thomas, Aptiv manufacturing engineer, will discuss the importance of connectivity and data in assembly technology and the five companies that will help manufacturers get the most out of using data to improve operations. This session is sponsored by Epson Robots and will take place on October 27 from Noon-12:30 p.m. CDT in Theater #1.
The company will also demo its Epson GX4 and GX8 SCARA robots, the IntelliFlex Feed System and Vision Guide with Epson RS-Series SCARA robot, the VT6L All-in-One 6 Axis robot, and the T-B Series All-in-One SCARA robot.
The show runs from Oct. 25 to 27. Epson will be at booth 1231.
More details about each demo
Compact, High-Precision SCARA Robots – The Epson 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 to 350 mm (98-18 in.) reach with the GX4 and a 450-650 mm reach with the GX8, the robots can achieve ultra-high precision in applications such as assembly, pick-and-place, and intricate small-parts handling. The GX4 can handle payloads up to 4 kg (8 lb.) and the GX8 can handle up to 8 kg (17 lb.), both from a small form factor. Equipped with Epson RC+ or RC+ Express application development software, the GX SCARA robots offer ultimate ease of use for complex robotic solutions.
High-Performance Parts-Feeding Solution – This demo will showcase the IntelliFlex Feeding System and Vision Guide with Epson RS-Series SCARA robots. Featuring dual IntelliFlex 240 parts feeders, this system demonstrates a pick-and-place operation with multiple feeders and multiple components per feeder, illustrating the ultimate in flexibility of the system. The IntelliFlex lineup has four feeder sizes and can handle a variety of parts from 3 to 150mm (.11 to 5.9 in) to with optional anti-roll, anti-stick, and medical-grade tray configurations.
VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis Robot – The VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot offers a solution for simple pick and place automation. With a reach of 900 mm (35 in.) and payload of up to 6 kg (13 lb.) it uses a space-saving, built-in controller, can run on 110 or 200V or as a DC-powered mobile version, and features a hollow end-of-arm design and optional pre-engineered cable mounting brackets for simplified cable management. The VT6L can be operated with no-code, easy-to-use Epson RC+ Express visual development software to implement robotic automation solutions quickly and efficiently.
T-B Series All-in-One SCARA Robot – The T-B Series All-in-One SCARA robot offers fast, easy integration and installs in minutes. With a built-in controller, 110 V or 220 V power and no battery required for the encoder, the T-B Series allows for quick development and simplified maintenance. The T3-B will be shown with Epson's Vision Guide to demonstrate inspection together with a pick-and-place application.