Zero-Footprint SCARA Robot maximizes work envelope.

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Since there is no dead space in the center of the work envelope, 350 mm SCARA arm on EPSON RS3 features max working quadrangle of 494 x 494 mm. Ability to maneuver back under itself for shortest movements possible accelerates cycle rates, while work envelope allows for design flexibility, providing over 360° of axis rotation for omni-directional access. Capable of integration into compact assembly cells, robot comes with Micro PowerDrive RC180 Controller.

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Epson Robots Announces New Unique SCARA Robot Type -RS3

EPSON RS3 Robots - High Performance SCARA Plus

Carson, CA - February 27, 2009 - EPSON Robots, a global leader in SCARA robot technology, today introduced the new EPSON RS3 Robot, featuring all the benefits of a typical SCARA plus more. The unique new design of the EPSON RS3 clearly puts it ahead of other robots in its class with superior cycle times and larger work envelope access thus opening up new application possibilities.

"Unique to the EPSON RS3 is our new work space design which maximizes work envelope usage" stated Michael Ferrara, Director of EPSON Robots. "No other robot vendor offers a 350mm SCARA arm featuring the largest working quadrangle greater than that of a typical 750mm SCARA arm. Since there is no dead space in the center of the work envelope, the EPSON RS3's largest working quadrangle is 494mm x 494mm, which up till now has only been possible with a much larger SCARA robot. With the ability to maneuver back under itself for the shortest movements possible instead of having to move around itself, the EPSON RS3 delivers superior cycle rates. This means more parts processed in less time, while using a fraction of floor space which results in more profits for our customers."

The EPSON RS3 is literally a zero footprint robot, thus saving our customers valuable floor space. It is also capable of easy integration into compact assembly cells. Furthermore, the unique work envelope allows for unprecedented design flexibility with over 360 degrees of axis rotation for omni directional access. All these exclusive features make the EPSON RS3 robot the most versatile and unique SCARA available in the market today.

The EPSON RS3 is perfect for lab automation and other process heavy applications where large quantities of parts are presented to process or testing stations.

Our low cost, high performance Micro PowerDrive RC180 Controller comes standard with the EPSON RS3 robot 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 RS3, high performance SCARA Plus with Micro PowerDrive Controller?

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 21 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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