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Epson Introduces Ultra Low Cost VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis Robot

EPSON Robots

New Robot Delivers Next Generation Technology at Industry Disruptive Price Point

Chicago, IL. – Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced at Automate 2019, the new VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot, a new entry level offering to the award-winning 6-Axis line up. This compact, easy to install robot includes next generation technology, is ideal for a wide range of simple applications and is offered at the ultra low cost of $13,900. Available in June, the VT6L robot will be showcased at Automate, McCormick Convention Center, April 8-11 at Epson Robots booth #7566.

The VT6L is ideal for simple parts transfer applications such as machine-tool and injection molding load/unload, pick-and-place, dispensing and simple assembly projects. The All-in-One design with built-in controller saves on valuable factory space while its SlimLine structure featuring a compact wrist pitch enables access to hard-to-reach areas in confined spaces. This groundbreaking innovation opens a world of application opportunities due to its incredible price and ease of use. Many applications that were too costly to implement with standard 6-Axis robots, will now be possible.  

“The VT6L was created based on the highly successful T-Series All-in-One design with built-in controller,” said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for Epson Robots. “This innovation provides an easy-to-use 6-axis solution at ultra low cost perfect for simple applications.”

The VT6L offers easy integration tools such as vision guidance, with a reach up to 900 mm and a payload up to 6 kg. A feature-packed performer, it includes a hollow end-of-arm design for simplified cabling and more versatile tooling. The VT6L offers 110 V and 220 V power and installs in minutes. In addition, there is no battery required for the encoder, reducing the overall cost of ownership.

Key Features

  1. Full featured; ultra low cost — the same powerful features found in Epson’s high-end robots, at an incredibly affordable price; with a reach up to 900 mm and payload up to 6 kg
  2. Easy to use — intuitive and feature-packed Epson RC+® development software makes it easy to create powerful solutions
  3. All-in-One solution — space-saving design with built-in controller
  4. SlimLine design — compact wrist pitch enables access to hard-to-reach areas in confined spaces
  5. Comes standard with 110 V and 220 V power — low wattage and power consumption
  6. Fast, easy integration — installs in minutes; requires less time and money for system integration
  7. Integrated vision guidance option — designed specifically for robot guidance; makes it easy to automate simple applications when vision is required
  8. Simplified cabling — hollow end-of-arm design makes end-of-arm tooling easier than ever
  9. No battery required for encoder — minimizes downtime and reduces overall cost of ownership
  10. Application versatility — ideal for machine-tool and injection-molding load/unload, pick-and-place, dispensing and simple assembly projects

About Epson Robots
Epson Robots is a global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of well over 85,000 robots worldwide and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian and 6-Axis robots based on a common PC based platform. Building on a 35-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. For more information, visit www.epsonrobots.com

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

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