Epson adds the SCARA T6 to its impressive T-Series range

The SCARA T6 boosts productivity by supporting payloads of up to 6kg

Epson adds the SCARA T6 to its impressive T-Series range

Epson, the world’s market-share leader1 in industrial SCARA robots, has released a new SCARA robot to complete its unique line-up of highly compact, versatile entry-level production robots. The new T6 SCARA robot, perfect for automating materials handling, has a built-in controller and is designed for easy installation and usability. A more powerful version of the popular T3, the new T6 boosts productivity by handling payloads up to 6kg, making it ideal for customers who want to use a T-Series robot to transport larger, heavier parts or to carry multiple parts at one time.

T-Series applications

1. Automation of test machine loading/unloading and other simple processes that previously relied on people, because automation did not make financial sense.

2. T-Series robots can be used instead of multiple low-cost single-axis robots that take up a lot of space and require troublesome adjustment and maintenance work. Users will save space, reduce set-up time, and minimise downtime.

T-Series features

1. Built-in controller that saves space and simplifies robot set-up and redeployment.

The integrated controller eliminates the need for controller set-up and cable routing, making system set-up and redeployment much faster and easier.

With a separate controller no longer taking up space, the entire robotic system is more compact, allowing manufacturers to use their factory floor space more efficiently and productively.

2. A batteryless motor unit that reduces maintenance and manufacturing line downtime. Batteryless motors mean that users will never need to buy, replace, and dispose of old motor batteries. Users can reduce running costs and line downtime.

3. I/O ports for end-effectors that simplify cabling. The end-effector I/O ports are provided near the end of the robot arm and supplied with 24V power. These ports make setup easier by simplifying cabling, power, and other connections to the end-effector.

4. The robot is designed with a shorter cable duct at the top of the robot to improve stability. The shorter duct remains stable, with little vibration, even during robot operation, and cabling can easily be routed through the duct.

5. Support for AC100V to 240V single-phase power, and a 50% higher energy efficiency. While robots in Epson’s LS series support 200 VAC (volts AC) to 240 VAC single-phase power, the T-Series can run off anything from 100 VAC to 240 VAC single-phase power. T-Series robots can be installed in laboratories and other places where only 100 VAC is available2. These robots also offer outstanding energy performance, consuming 50% less electricity than earlier models3 thanks to a more efficient use of power.

Volker Spanier, Head of Robotic Solutions at Epson in the EMEAR region, explains: "As a leading technology company with over thirty years’ market experience of robots in Europe, Epson continues to expand its range of efficient, compact and precision robots that combine technological excellence with a deep understanding of customers’ needs.”

Epson has been the global market-share leader in SCARA (horizontally articulated) robots for seven consecutive years1 and has begun a global rollout4 of the SCARA T6 robot whose development was announced in November 2017.

1. Market share based on revenue and unit sales of industrial SCARA robots, 2011-2017. (Source: Fuji Keizai "2012 - 2018 Reality and Future Outlook of Worldwide Robot Market").
2. A rated current of at least 20 A is required when operating the robots from a 100 VAC power source.
3. Based on comparisons with Epson LS6 (and an RC90 controller) and T6 robots running the same pick-and-place operations. This comparative data is from actual measurements and identical energy performance is not guaranteed.
4. Contact your local Epson sales company for the launch date in your region.