Compact SCARA robots increase range of motion
This family of SCARA robots feature enhanced cycle time, precision and motion range. The curved arm option is designed to maximize work envelope usage.
The G3 SCARA robot is the latest addition to the G series lineup with enhanced cycle time, precision and motion range. The robot’s curved arm option is designed to maximize work envelope usage. The 350 mm curved arm model is able to match the motion range of larger 400 mm class SCARA robots, thus saving valuable floor space. The robots are available in 30 new models, and have reaches of 250, 300 and 350mm. They are also available in Class 10 Cleanroom, ESD compliant configurations. The robots come standard with the Micro PowerDrive RC180 Controller, which also provides RC+ Controls software and fully integrated options such as Vision Guidance, .Net support, Profibus, DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP. EPSON Robots www.robots.epson.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey