Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 13 2017 - Page 40

Epson Redefines 6-Axis Robot Category with New Flexion N-Series Flexion N2 is First in Series to Feature World’s First Compact Folding Arm Technology Introducing innovative new technology to the factory automation industry, Epson Robots today announced the revolutionary new Flexion™ N-Series 6-Axis robots, featuring a compact folding arm design poised to dramatically change the scope of automation. for Epson Robots. “With the Flexion N-Series, Epson is bringing to market an intelligent, compact solution and entirely new class of 6-Axis robots to meet the demanding needs of advanced manufacturing.” While beneficial in a large range of industries, key applications for the Flexion Expanding and diversifying Epson’s 6-Axis N-Series include micro-sized electronic, robot portfolio, the Flexion N-Series automotive, medical, and consumer provides a compact solution for applications goods parts assembly, managing of well requiring smaller robots and workcells. plates in laboratories, and pill handling in The first robot introduced in the series – the pharmaceutical. Flexion N2 – offers a 450mm reach and 2.5 The Flexion N-Series is available in both kg maximum payload, expanding the reach ceiling and tabletop configurations. capabilities of Epson’s product line from the Compatible and packaged with the RC700A 450mm mark up to 1400mm. controller, the Flexion N-Series also Unlike any other 6-Axis robot on the market, utilizes Epson’s user-friendly RC+ Robot the Flexion N-Series features a unique Development Software and can be used tight space motion capability that keeps with Epson’s expansive range of integrated arm extremities out of the way, maximizing options, including Vision Guidance, Force motion efficiency for faster cycle times. Sensing, Fieldbus, and GUI Builder. In addition, the folding arm reduces required To learn more about the Flexion N-Series, workspace up to 40 percent compared to visit standard 6-Axis robots. Applications that were previously unattainable due to space restrictions are now possible with the Flexion N-Series. “Several applications, specifically in the medical and electronics industries, require extreme precision and dexterity for handling small parts in a very tight environment,” said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management 40 FDPP -