October 19, 2021
Epson Robots has announced new software that aims to bridge the gap between robot programming and users of industrial robots with limited automation experience. The Epson RC+ Express software is an intuitive visual-based teaching environment that offers fast, efficient programming of Epson SCARA robots, aimed at users with little-to-no programming experience.
Epson said the software will enable manufacturers to quickly and easily develop robotic programs to overcome cost and time barriers typically associated with running industrial robots. The software will be showcased at next week’s Assembly Show in Rosemont, Ill., from Oct. 26-28.
Developed for Epson T-Series All-in-One and LS-B Series SCARA robots, the Epson RC+ Express features a visual-based teaching environment that integrates a block-style format with the power and flexibility of a scripted-text programming language. The software includes ready-to-use templates to let users create common pick-and-place, palletizing and depalletizing applications. The interface also makes it easy for users to learn and manage key functions, such as jogging, gripper control and motion, Epson said. The software includes time-saving features such as Epson’s proprietary Focus Assist technology with auto-generated fields for quick and easy setup, and a built-in 3D simulator to help visualize and fine-tune applications.
“Epson is overcoming automation barriers by eliminating the perceived difficulty of programming a robot,” said Rick Brookshire, director of product management and product development at Epson Robots. “Our existing Epson RC+ software is widely known for its ease of use and power. The new Epson RC+ Express delivers the next level of simplicity by allowing new robotics users to build simple applications quicker and easier than ever before – without needing to learn any programming language.”