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 Robot was presented during 2020 Virtual Engineering Week (see video below).