Compact 6-Axis Robots deliver fast, flexible operation.

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Optimized for cycle time, precision, and motion range, EPSON C3 has SlimLine design featuring slim body and compact wrist that enable wide motion range with minimal mechanical restrictions. Robot can reach into confined and restricted work spaces from many angles with smooth motion, and tight integration of motors and amplifiers along with Hi-Res feedback and control quality lend to motion performance. Micro PowerDrive RC180 Controller is also standard.

Original Press Release:

Epson Announces Industry Leading Compact 6 Axis Robots

EPSON C3 Robots - New, Unique SlimLine Design

Carson, CA - October 23, 2009 - EPSON Robots, a global leader in advanced robotic technology, introduces the new EPSON C3 Compact 6 Axis Robots. Leading the industry with best in class cycle time, precision and motion range, EPSON C3 robots provide superior performance for even the most demanding and complex applications.

"Unique to the EPSON C3 is our new SlimLine design which provides exceptionally advanced flexibility" stated Michael Ferrara, Director of EPSON Robots. "The enhanced new slim body and compact wrist design allows for greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions. The robot can easily reach into confined and restricted work spaces from many angles with smooth motion not achievable with similar sized competitive models."

With the ability to maximize part throughput for even the most demanding cycle time requirements, C3 robots are up to 43% faster than similar sized competitor models and lead the industry with best in class cycle rates. The tight integration of powerful motors and amplifiers along with ultra high resolution feedback and superior controls provide unmatched motion performance including higher acceleration and deceleration rates as well as advanced linear interpolated motion.

Designed for maximum performance, C3 robots use ultra high quality components to achieve high rigidity in a light weight arm. All these industry leading characteristics make EPSON C3 robots the most flexible and unique compact 6 axis robots available in the market today.

Our low cost, high performance Micro PowerDrive RC180 Controller comes standard with the EPSON C3 robots which provides the ultimate experience in ease of use, compact size, and reliability. In addition to all of these great features, the RC180 controller also provides our industry leading EPSON RC+ Controls software and lots of fully integrated options such as: Vision Guidance, .Net support, Profibus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and much more. All this at an incredibly low price! Why choose a low performance solution when you can have a high performance EPSON C3 with Micro PowerDrive Controller?

C3 robots are ideal for small parts assembly, dispensing, lab automation, medical device assembly, machine tending, material handling, packaging, electronics and many other applications.

About EPSON Robots
EPSON Robots is the global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of over 18,000 robots and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots based on a common PC platform. Building on a 25 year heritage, EPSON Robots today delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food processing, medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries. More information can be found on the company's website at, or contact us at EPSON Robots, 18300 Central Avenue, Carson, CA 90746, USA.

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