#35 - AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

PACK EXPO. When Less is More

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Epson Robots used September’s Las Vegas Pack Expo to launch a new line of all-in-one SCARA robots. The first model, the T3, has a built-in controller to simplify setup and reduce its footprint. The line is designed to be cost-effective and easy to integrate into existing systems. The T3 is meant for assembly, pick-and-place and other basic tasks in diverse sectors—automotive, medical, lab automation, electronics and others. Company product management director Gregg Brunnick told Robotics Online that the T3 represents a less expensive, simpler alternative to models using multi-axis linear slides. It runs on 110V or 220V power and requires no encoder battery. Light and compact, the new entry can reduce the cost of initiating factory automation. It’s 400-mm arm can handle a payload of three kilograms. Brunnick also noted that the T3 uses the same intuitive software found in Epson’s high-end robots. In addition to quick installation, it offers a vision guidance option and a variety of interface possibilities.


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