All-in-One Robot Simplifies Packaging Tasks

A simple, low-cost 6-axis unit packs full-scale tooling, control, and networking capabilities for pick-and-place, parts handling, and palletizing applications.

Bob Sperber

February 1, 2021

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Epson’s Aaron Donlon says the “most exciting thing about robotics is ease of use and costs,” which are coming down, as in the case of the compact all-in-one VT6L model, which offers big features at low cost (starting at US$13,900). With its 990-millimeter reach and 6-kilogram payload capacity, Donlon says it’s suitable for pick-and-place, machine tending, dispensing, packaging, pallet loading, and assembly applications.

The compact robot can be mounted on a table, wall, or ceiling. Compactness continues with a wrist pitch that can access hard-to-reach areas and confined spaces in packaging and converting. Built-in controls, software, and networking (including Fieldbus) provide full-scale automation features. Options include Cleanroom ISO4 and IP67 specifications, end-of-arm tooling choices, integrated vision, and a teach pendant.

Epson VT6L All-in-One 6 Axis Robotwas presented during 2020 Virtual Engineering Week (see video below).


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Bob Sperber

Informa Markets - Engineering

Bob Sperber is a writer, editor, and content producer with more than three decades of experience on topics spanning engineering, manufacturing, and digital transformation. Reach him at [email protected].

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