Epson launches N2 robots with compact folding arm technology

The patented compact folding arm technology in the new N2 robots feature is a world’s first innovation in 6-axis robot design that brings extreme maneuverability, improving efficiency of motion for complex and high precision assembly tasks.

The new N2 robots were showcased for the first time at the Epson booth at Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017, from 4 to 7 April 2017.

The new N2 robots were showcased for the first time at the Epson booth at Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017, from 4 to 7 April 2017.

Epson, a leading industrial robot manufacturer, launched its new N2 series of compact 6-axis robots at Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017.

“With the N2 robots, companies can easily automate their assembly line with minimal design change to the current line layout, while dramatically enhancing productivity. Indeed, these new line of robots with its revolutionary technology, has brought a new breakthrough to the market and challenges current assembly line standards,” said Ng Ngee Khiang, Regional General Manager (Southeast Asia), Industrial Robotics, Epson Singapore.

The Epson N2 robots have the unique ability to fold through itself, versus moving around.

This reduces the number of intermediate points and shortens cycle times.

Designed for confined workspaces and smaller payloads, the N2 robot reduces required workspace area by up to 40% compared to standard 6-Axis robots.

The robots are able to operate in areas as small as 600mm x 600mm, enabling more efficient assembly line layout and improved productivity.

The N2 series of robots comes with Epson’s proprietary Residual Vibration Technology, a motion control feedback system using Epson’s Quartz Micro Electro Mechanical Systems that reduces vibration, enabling high performance for outstanding speed, precision, acceleration and deceleration rates.

“There is positive demand for robotics in SE Asia, reflected in Epson’s business in the region having grown at an average of 30% over the past 3 years. As a market leader for SCARA robots, we will continue to develop innovative new robots with extreme maneuverability that will bring new levels of productivity and efficiency for our customers,” Ng added.

The industrial robots are equipped with Epson Vision Guide software – advanced machine vision and image processing systems that provide an interface for developing robot vision applications.

With a maximum reach of 450mm and with a 2.5kg payload, the industrial robots can be used across the manufacturing industry, for a wide variety of applications including precise assembly of electronic components, medical and consumer products.

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