June 2, 2022
Epson Robots has announced the new GX Series lineup of SCARA robots, with higher performance, payload capacity and smoother motion control. The GX4 (pictured) and GX8 (below) robots can provide performance and flexibility for companies in the medical device, electronics and consumer electronics industries.
Both of the new robots offer high throughput, smooth motion control and support heavier payloads through Epson’s GYROPLUS technologies. Multiple arm configurations are available, with the GX4 supporting a range of 250 mm to 350 mm, and the GX8 supporting between 450mm to 650 mm reach. High-precision tasks, including assembly, pick and place, and intricate small-parts handling, can be performed with the new robots. Both robots also include battery-less encoders, built-in Ethernet cables and other advanced features, Epson said. The GX4 can handle payloads up to 4 kg, and the GX8 can handle up to 8 kg.
“As the demand for automation continues across all industries, Epson pushes the envelope by providing high-performance solutions with leading-edge precision to meet the most demanding tasks,” said Scott Marsic, group product manager at Epson Robots. “With the new GX Series, the GX4 and GX8 SCARA robots allow users to manage robotic solutions powerfully and with a compact footprint. Integration with Epson RC+ software helps manufacturers get the most out of their robots in terms of simplicity and performance.”
The GX8 Series can support payloads up to 8 kg.
Additional features of the new series include:
- Low residual vibration through the GYROPLUS vibration reduction system that provides fast settling times, plus no ringing or overshoot;
- Optimized footprint that gives multiple mounting and cable bottom exit options. For example, the GX4 includes 250, 300 and 350 mm reach and a unique curved arm (350 mm) to maximize the work envelope; the GX8 supports 450, 550 and 650 mm reach and a longer Z axis.
- Demanding environment support, including models for standard, Cleanroom (ISO3) and ESD; the GX8 also supports Protected IP65.
- Advanced integration options, including vision guidance, parts feeding, force guidance, conveyor tracking, fieldbus, API.net, and arm length calibration.
Epson said it will display the GX4 and GX8 at next week’s Automate show in Detroit, June 6-9. For more details on the new robots, visit the Epson Robots website here.