Epson G1 Mini SCARA Robots

175 | 225

  • Best in Class Cycle Time and Precision
  • High Performance, High Rigidity Arm Design
  • Industry Leading Mini SCARA
  • ISO Clean & ESD Compliant Models

Epson Robots started the Compact class of SCARA robots about 10 years ago with the simple understanding that "smaller is better". Now 10 years later, once again Epson Robots is leading the way with the same "smaller is better" priciple applied to our G1 series robots. Epson G1 175 and 225mm arms are Mini SCARA arms with the same high performance you've come to expect from all EPSON Robots. G1 cycle times lead the industry and the best part is that they not only beat competitive models in speed tests, they do it while handling larger payloads as compared to competitive models. Also, with repeatabilities down to 0.005mm G1 arms can handle many of the high precision jobs that used to require high precision XY arms which take up lots of factory space with their large footprints.

EPSON G1 Mini SCARA robots are the robot of choice for super high precision, high speed applications where performance AND low cost are required. They are ideal for applications such as hard drive assembly, lab automation, electronics assembly, medical device assembly, photonics, semiconductor, telecommunications, solar, and many others.

Unique to the G1 Mini SCARA robots is that they are available as 4 axis or 3 axis models. G1 Mini SCARA robots can be ordered with the last rotational axis (U-Axis) removed. This is for applications where rotational orientation of the part is not required.

Epson G1 Mini SCARA Robots

Features & Benefits

EPSON created the compact class of SCARA robots over 10 years ago with our E-Series line. Now 10 years later, we introduced an even smaller, faster and more precise SCARA we call the Mini SCARA. While small in size, the G1 Mini SCARA arms incorporate all the same high peformance components and design concepts as the other G-Series robots such as high rigidity arms as well as our PowerDrive servo technology to yield high performance results in a compact and lower cost format.

High Performance

  • Best in Class Motion Range with maximum footprint efficiency
  • Industry Leading Cycle Times as low as 0.29 secs
  • Outstanding Accel/Decel Rates with smooth start/stop motion
  • Low residual vibration due to unique high rigidity arm design
  • High duty cycle allows fast cycles 24/7 (compare vs. competitive models)

Wide Variety of Arms and Configurations

  • Arm lengths of 175 and 225mm provide customers the ability to choose the best arm for the job
  • Unique 3 Axis models available (removes 4th axis for applications not requiring J4 orientation)
  • ISO Clean & ESD Compliant Models for semiconductor and static sensitive applications like hard drive assembly
  • Best in Class Controllers and Development Software
  • Epson RC+ leads the industry in ease of use to save development time
  • Two tiered controller offerings allow high performance or low cost solutions with G1 robots
  • Integrated options to maximize system performance and reduce overall development time (see options page for more details)
  • High performance processing power many times faster than competitors models

Used for a Wide Variety of Applications and Industries

  • Automotive - Mirror/glass assembly, Head and tail light assembly and test, Clutch Assembly, Fuel injector assembly, Dashboard assembly
  • Hard Drive - cover attachment, Disc polishing, Magnetic tape cartridge assembly, High precision drive assembly
  • Medical - Dental instrument insert molding, Pacemaker battery assembly, Wire stint laser welding, Hearing aid assembly
  • Lab Automation - Pipette packaging, DNA test sequencing, Blood Analysis, Test tube capping, Test tube handling
  • Consumer Products - Electric Tooth brush assembly, Connector Assembly
  • Telecommunications - Cell phone assembly and test, Radio assembly and test
  • Pharmaceutical - Custom prescription filling, Tablet packaging, Protein crystal analysis
  • Solar - Panel assembly
  • Semiconductor - Assembly and test of custom chips, Wire bonding, Automated board testing, Aerospace electronic components assembly
  • Electronics - Inspection of PC boards, Automated cleaning of circuit board components

Epson G1 Mini SCARA Robots

Specifications

Arm Length

G1-171: 175 mm J1+J2 (75+100 mm)
G1-221: 225 mm J1+J2 (125+100 mm)
J3 (Z): 100 mm (80 Clean)

Repeatability

J1 + J2: (G1-171) +/-0.005mm
J1 + J2: (G1-221) +/-0.008mm
J3: +/-0.010mm
J4: +/-0.01 deg

Payload

Max (4 Axis/ 3 Axis): 1 Kg / 1.5 Kg
Rated (4 Axis / 3 Axis): 0.5 Kg / 0.5 Kg

User Lines

Electric: 24 lines (15 pin, 9 pin)
Air: 6mm x 2, 4mm x 1

Weight

G1-171: 8Kg
G1-221: 8Kg

Environmental

Temperature: 5- 40 deg C
Humidity: 10 - 80% (non condensing)

Robot Cables

3M (standard), 5M (optional), 10M (optional)

Available Controllers

RC180 Micro PowerDrive
RC620+ PC Based High Performance

Cycle Time (w/ 0.5Kg payload)

G1-171: 0.29 secs
G1-221: 0.30 secs

Maximum Operating Speed

G1-171 (J1+J2): 2,630 mm/sec
G1-221 (J1+J2): 3,000 mm/sec
J3: 1,200 mm/sec
J4: 3,000 deg/sec

Motor Wattage

J1: 50 Watts
J2: 50 Watts
J3: 50 Watts
J4: 50 Watts

Other

Insertion Force: 50N (5.1 kgf)
U Inertia (Max/Rated): 0.004 / 0.0003 kg*m2 (4 Axis)

Measurements

Mounting Hole Footprint(mm): 125 x 88 (4-M6)
Z Axis Diameter: 8 mm

Optional Arm Configurations

Mounting Type: Tabletop
Clean & ESD: ISO 3 Clean & ESD

Epson G1 Mini SCARA Robots

Options & Accessories

Robot Options

Longer Robot to Controller Cables

Epson Robot arms come standard with 3 meter power and signal cables that connect the robot arm to the controller. 5 and 10 meter cables are available as options if you need your robot to be mounted further than 3 meters from the robot controller. The cables are different for the RC90, RC180, RC620+ and RC700 controllers so be sure to specify the proper cable option.

Part Number: There are many different cables depending upon which controller and robot that you have. Please contact your Epson Sales Manager or Distributor to make sure you order the proper cable.

(2M) Extension Cables for OP500RC Teach Pendant / Operator Panel

2 meter extension cables are available for the Teach Pendant / Operator Panel to allow usage of TP from further distances away from the controller. The standard cable is 1 meter in length.

Part Number: RE000942-1

(7M) Extension Cables for OP500RC Teach Pendant / Operator Panel

7 meter extension cables are available for the Teach Pendant / Operator Panel to allow usage of TP from further distances away from the controller. The standard cable is 1 meter in length.

Part Number: RE000943-1

Extended Warranty - G-Series (3 Years)

An extended warranty is available for all G-Series robots. This warranty adds 21 months to the standard 15 month warranty.

Part Number: EXTWARR-G

I/O Options

Expansion I/O Board

I/O Expansion Board (RC620+ and RC180 Controller)

Protected I/O board only (32 Inputs / 32 Outputs). For RC180 Controller an Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option is required.

Part Number: R12B040301

I/O Expansion Kit (RC620+ and RC180 Controller)

Protected Expansion I/O kit. Includes one I/O board, one 1 meter cable and one 50 pin terminal block.

Part Number: R12B040718

IP Board

DeviceNet Master Board (RC620+ Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a Master Device. Includes DeviceNet (Master) fieldbus I/O board. There is a separate board if you need a DeviceNet slave board.

Part Number: R12B040722

DeviceNet IP Board

DeviceNet Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a slave device. Includes DeviceNet (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12B040706

Profibus

Profibus Master Board (RC620+ Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a Master Device. Includes Profibus (Master) fieldbus I/O board. There is a separate board if you need a Profibus slave board.

Part Number: R12B040723

Profibus IP Board Inside

Profibus Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a slave device. Includes Profibus (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12B040707

Ethernet IP Board

Ethernet/IP Master Board (RC620+ Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a Master Device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Master) fieldbus I/O board. There is a separate board if you need an EtherNet/IP slave board.

Part Number: R12B040724

Ethernet IP Board

EtherNet/IP Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a slave device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12B040719

CC Link

CC-Link Slave Board (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

Provides CC-Link connectivity as a slave device. Includes CC-Link (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) option required..

Part Number: R12B040708

RS-232C Board

RS232C Board: 4-Port (RC620+ or RC180 Controller)

One 4-Port RS-232C board for communication to other RS-232C based devices. RC180 Control Options Adder Box (p/n R12B100503) required.

Part Number: R12B040705

Option Unit- Adder Box for RC180 Option Boards

 Option Unit box required for all RC180 Option Boards. Up to 2 Option Boards can be installed in each Option Unit. Up to 2 Option Units can be installed to an RC180 Controller allowing a total of 4 options boards to be used in an RC180 Controller.

Part Number: R12B100503

I/O Terminal Block Kit (RC180, RC620 Controllers)

I/O Terminal Block Kit to break out digital I/O to 50 pin terminal block. Comes with 10 ft cable. The standard I/O boards for the RC180 and RC620 Controllers use (1) 50 pin cable and (1) terminal block. The optional expansion I/O board for the RC180 and RC620 Controllers uses (2) 50 pin cables and (2) terminal blocks. (2 kits)
 

Part Number: RE000855-2

Software Options

VB Guide 5.0

VB Guide 5.0 Software (RC180 Controller)

Provides .Net connectivity to allow programming of EPSON Robots through Vision Basic, Visual C/C++, C#, LabView, etc. Includes software CD. Version 5.x is used for RC180 Controllers.

Part Number: R12B090501

VB Guide 6.0

VB Guide 6.0 Software (RC620+ Controller)

Provides .Net connectivity to allow programming of EPSON Robots through Vision Basic, Visual C/C++, C#, LabView etc. Includes software CD. Version 6.x is used for RC620+ Controllers.

Part Number: R12B090502

GUI Builder

GUI Builder Software (RC620+ Controller)

GUI Builder is a graphical user interface development tool that is integrated into the EPSON RC+ development environment. Users can create their own forms with buttons, radio buttons, text boxes, drop down boxes, custom leds, etc.

Part Number: R12B091101

Security

Security Option Software (RC620+ Controller)

The Security Option software provides a method to lock out users from modifying code or manipulating the system without a proper log in. Also, creates a history or audit log of all modifications and when they were made to the system.

Part Number: R12B090701

External Control Point Software (RC180 Controller)

External Control Point 5.0 Software (RC180 Controller)

External Control Point software (ECP) allows coordination of motion about a fixed point in space. The robot holds a part and maintains path so that the part can be moved about a fixed point in space like for sealant applications. ECP 5.x is for RC180 Controllers.

Part Number: R12B090601

External Control Point Software (RC620+ Controller)

External Control Point 6.0 Software (RC620+ Controller)

External Control Point software (ECP) allows coordination of motion about a fixed point in space. The robot holds a part and maintains path so that the part can be moved about a fixed point in space like for sealant applications.

Part Number: R12B090602

GUI Builder 5.0 Software (RC180 Controller)

GUI Builder is a graphical user interface development tool that is integrated into the EPSON RC+ development environment. Users can create their own forms with buttons, radio buttons, text boxes, drop down boxes, custom leds, etc.

Part Number: R12B091102

Vision Guidance Pkgs & Options - CV1

CV1 Vision System - Std Resolution Pkg

Controllers: RC620+, RC180, RC90

EPSON Vision Guide CV1 vision system with standard resolution camera. Low Cost vision guidance solution for Epson Robots. Supports up to 2 cameras (standard or high resolution).
Includes: CV1 base unit, High Flex USB cable, standard resolution camera (640x480), shielded ethernet cable, and industry leading ease of use Epson Vision  Guide software.

Available Options for CV1 Vision System - Standard Resolution Package:

  • Standard resolution camera (640x480)
  • High resolution camera (1280x1024)
  • Lens kit 
  • DIN mount 24VDC power supply 

<EPSON CV1 Vision System Details>

Part Number: RCV1SR-SYS

CV1 Camera with High Flex USB Cable

CV1 Vision Option - Std-Res Camera

Optional standard resolution additional camera kit for the Epson CV1 Vision System. Up to 2 cameras can be added to the CV1.

Includes: CV1 standard resolution (640x480) camera and High Flex USB cable.

Controllers: RC620+, RC180, RC90

Part Number: RCV1SR-CAM

CV1 Vision System - High Resolution Pkg

Controllers: RC620+, RC180, RC90

EPSON Vision Guide CV1 vision system with High Resolution (1280x1024) camera. Low Cost vision guidance solution for Epson Robots. Supports up to 2 cameras (standard or high resolution).
Includes: CV1 base unit, High Flex USB cable, High Resolution Camera (1280x1024), shielded ethernet cable and industry leading ease of use Epson Vision Guide Software. 

Available Options for CV1 Vision System - High Resolution Package:

  • Standard resolution camera (640x480)
  • High resolution camera (1280x1024)
  • Lens kit 
  • DIN mount 24VDC power supply 

<EPSON CV1 Vision System Details>

Part Number: RCV1HR-SYS

CV1 Camera with High Flex USB Cable

CV1 Vision Option - Hi-Res Camera

Optional high resolution additional camera kit for the Epson CV1 Vision System. Up to 2 cameras can be added to the CV1.

Includes: CV1 high resolution (1280x1024) camera and High Flex USB cable.

Controllers: RC620+, RC180, RC90

Part Number: RCV1HR-CAM

CV1 Vision Option - Lens Kit

Optional lens kit for the Epson CV1 Vision System. Lens work with both standard and high resolution cameras.

Includes: 8.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm lens and an extension tube set.

Controllers: RC620+, RC180, RC90

Part Number: RE0001023-1

CV1 Vision Option - 24VDC Power Supply

Optional 24VDC Din mount 3A power supply for the Epson CV1 Vision System. 

Includes: Power supply unit.

Controllers: RC620+, RC180, RC90

Part Number: RE0001014-1

Vision Guidance Pkgs & Options - PC Vision

PC Vision System - Std Resolution Pkg (no camera)

Controllers: RC620+

EPSON PC Vision Guidance Pkg for use in the EPSON RC620+ Controller. Industry leading ease of use with Epson Vision Guide software. Vision Guide 6.0 for frame grabbers uses a frame grabber in the RC620+ controller and can control up to 16 cameras depending upon which Vision Guide option is selected.  Supports up to 16 Standard Resolution Analog Cameras.  (cameras sold separately)
Includes: Morphis vision board, BNC D-Sub video cable, and industry leading ease of use Epson Vision Guide software. DOES NOT INCLUDE CAMERA

Available Options for PC Vision System - Standard Resolution (no camera):

  • Standard resolution camera (640x480) - Up to 16 total
  • Camera Lens (8.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm)
  • Camera Power Supply Junction Box (110VAC or 12VDC)
  • Camera Extension Tube Kit
  • Robot Camera Brackets (to attach mobile cameras to robot arms)
  • High Flex Camera Cables (5 and 10meters)

<EPSON PC Vision System Details>

Part Number: R12B120322

PC Vision System - High Resolution Pkg (no camera)

Controllers: RC620+

EPSON PC Vision Guidance Pkg for use in the EPSON RC620+ Controller. Industry leading ease of use with Epson Vision Guide software. Vision Guide 6.0 for frame grabbers uses a high resolution frame grabber in the RC620+ controller and can control up to (6) High Resolution Analog cameras. (cameras sold separately)
Includes: Meteor 2/MC vision board, BNC D-Sub video cable, and industry leading ease of use Epson Vision Guide software. DOES NOT INCLUDE CAMERA

Available Options for PC Vision System - High Resolution (no camera):

  • High resolution camera (1280x1024) - Up to 6 total
  • Camera Lens (8.5mm, 16mm, 25mm, 50mm)
  • Camera Power Supply Junction Box (110VAC or 12VDC)
  • Camera Extension Tube Kit
  • Robot Camera Brackets (to attach mobile cameras to robot arms)
  • High Flex Camera Cables (5 and 10meters)

<EPSON PC Vision System Details>

Part Number: R12B120323

Teach Pendant Options

Teach Pendant - TP1 IP65 Type (15 Meter Cable)

 Teach Pendant TP1 with IP65 circular type connector and 15 meter cable. In order to use this teach pendant you will need one of the following additional options: Conversion Kit (p/n R12B120111) or the Operator Panel (p/n R12B120001).

Part Number: R12B120103

Teach Pendant - TP1 Standard Type (5 Meter Cable)

 Teach Pendant TP1 with D-Sub connector and 5 meter cable. Connects to D-Sub connector on back of RC620+ Controller. (For use with RC620 and RC180 Controllers)

Part Number: R12B120102

Teach Pendant - TP1 Standard Type (15 Meter Cable)

 Teach Pendant TP1 with D-Sub connector and 15 meter cable. Connects to D-Sub connector on back of RC620+ Controller. (For use with RC620 or RC180 Controllers)

Part Number: R12B120104

Teach Pendant -TP1 Wall Mount Bracket

 Wall mount bracket for hanging the TP1 Teach Pendant. The bracket includes a cable management hook.

Part Number:

Teach Pendant -TP1 Connector Conversion Kit

 Teach Pendant TP1 Conversion Kit. Converts Teach Pendant with IP65 circular connector to D-sub connector.

Part Number: R12B120111

Other Options

Teach Pendant TP1

Teach Pendant TP1 (RC180, 620+, RC90, RC700 Controllers)

The Teach Pendant TP1 allows teaching of points and setting of parameters via a handheld device. It comes with a 5 meter cable and D-sub connector. An IP65 connector option is available. See your sales manager for details and part numbers.

Part Number: R12B120102

Operating Panel OP1

Operator Panel OP1 (RC180 Controller)

OP1 Operator Panel provides easy access to the controller status and error conditions when the robot is in Auto mode. Includes the OP1, 3 meter cable, and shorting plug.

Part Number: R12B120001

Conveyor Tracking

Conveyor Tracking (RC620+ Controller)

Provides Conveyor Tracking capability for use with vision or sensor. Conveyor Tracking Option Kit Includes: Pulse Generating Board, Pulse Generating cable, Terminal block (2), 50pin Connector (2), 100pin Connector (1).

Part Number: R12B040802

Pulse Generating Board for Additional Axis Control (RC620+ Controller)

Provides additional axis control capability for controlling external devices. Includes Pulse Generating board & one 100 pin connector.

Part Number: R12B040801

Pulse Generating Kit w/Terminal Block for Additional Axis Control (RC620+ Controller)

Provides additional axis control capability for controlling external devices. Pulse Generating Kit includes Pulse Generating Board, Pulse Generating cable, Terminal block (2), 50pin Connector (2), 100pin connector

Part Number: R12B040803

DVD Drive (RC620+ Controller)

DVD Drive option to allow installation of 3rd party software etc.

Part Number: R12B110418

RAID 1 Option Drive (RC620+ Controller)

RAID 1 Option. Backup HDD that automatically mirrors the contents of the primary HDD.

Part Number: R12B110420

Emergency Cable Kit (RC700, RC90, RC180, RC620 Controllers)

Controller Emergency Terminal Block kit t break out to 25 pin terminal block. Comes with 10 ft cable and terminal block. (Not included with the robot controller)

Part Number: RE000975-1

Epson G1 Mini SCARA Robots

Downloads

Brochures, Whitepapers, Press Releases

Epson G1 Mini SCARA Robots Press Release  
G-Series SCARA Robot Brochure  

Manuals

Epson G1 SCARA Robot Manual  
Epson RC180 Controller Manual (R15)  
EPSON RC180 Safety and Installation Manual  
Epson RC620+ Controller Manual  
Epson RC620+ Safety and Installation Manual  
Epson RC+ 60 Users Guide (for RC620 Controllers)  
EPSON SPEL+ Language Reference Manual (for RC620 Controllers) (Ver 6.2R3)  
Epson RC+ 50 Users Guide (for RC180 and RC90 Controllers)  

G1-171x Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
G1-171C 175 80 clean tabletop      
G1-171S 175 100 standard tabletop      

G1-221x Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
G1-221C 225 80 clean tabletop      
G1-221S 225 100 standard tabletop