Epson RC90 Controller

Overview

  • Industry Leading Ease of Use with Epson RC+
  • Controls Epson LS-Series SCARA Robots
  • Low Cost, and High Performance
  • Wide Variety of Integrated Options Available

The EPSON RC90 controller is the powerful yet inexpensive controller used for the EPSON LS-Series SCARA Robots. Like our other controller products, the EPSON RC90 provides the ultimate experience in ease of use but, at a nicely reduced price. The RC90 can control EPSON LS3 and LS6 SCARA Robots and provides superior PowerDrive servo control for super smooth motion, fast accel/decel times, and fast cycle times. High performance at a value price... EPSON RC90  Controller.

The RC90 comes standard with our Industry Leading EPSON RC+ Controls software and lots of fully integrated options. As the Industry Leader in ease of use, EPSON RC+ wizards, point and click setup, Jog and Teach window, Integrated Debugger, Epson Smartsense and many other features help reduce overall development time as compared to competitive robot systems. In addition, options such as Vision Guidance, .NET support, GUI Builder, DeviceNet, Profibus and much more are fully integrated into the EPSON RC+ development environment to maximize performance and ease of use.

Epson RC90 Controller

Features & Benefits

The RC90 Controller was build with 2 fundamental goals... Maintain EPSON's well known high performance motion control at a value price. The PowerDrive servo system provides advanced servo control for fast accel/decel times not seen with other robots as well as high performance motion profiles and path control. In addition, the SPEL+ language and Industry Leading EPSON RC+ development environment provide the tools to make robot programming easier to help save our users time and money. Add the RC90 with the LS3 or LS6 SCARA robots and you have the ultimate robot control experience. The Epson Experience.

High Performance

  • Low Cost AND High Performance
  • Fast Robot Cycle and Program Execution Times
  • Outstanding Accel/Decel Rates with smooth start/stop motion
  • Epson PowerDrive Servo system ensures maximum robot performance

Flexibility and Expandability

  • Use as Standalone, PLC Slave or with PC
  • Controls Epson LS3 and LS6 Series SCARA Robots
  • Fully Integrated Options including: Vision Guidance, .NET Connectivity, GUI Builder, DeviceNet, Profibus, and more

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
  • 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
  • Hard Drive
  • Medical
  • Lab Automation
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Products
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor
  • Food
  • Electronics

Epson RC90 Controller

Specifications

Basic Hardware Specs

Mounting Options: Desktop, Wall, Rack, Floor
CPU: 32 bit Ultra Low Voltage Processor
Memory: 64 MB Flash, 64MB DRAM, 128K SRAM

Dimensions

380(w) x 350(d) x 169(h)
 

Weight

7.5 Kg
 

Robot Manipulator Control

Joint Control: Up to 4 joints simultaneous control (AC Servo)
Motion Type: CP (Continuous Path) motion, PTP (Point to Point) motion
Speed/Accel/Decel: Fully programmable

Teaching Methods

Remote
Direct
Manual Data Input

Digital I/O

Standard I/O: 24 Inputs / 16 Outputs (Optically Isolated)
Remote I/O: 8 Inputs / 8 Outputs (may be configured as standard I/O)

Communication Interfaces

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T Ethernet - High speed connection to 1 or more controllers via network
USB 1.1 or 2.0: USB Port 1 - Direct 1 to 1 high speed connection to controller
USB 1.1 or 2.0: USB Port 2 - for USB memory

Power Source

200-240 VAC Single Phase 50/60 Hz

Environment

Temperature: 5-40 deg C
Humidity: 20-80% (no condensation)
Standards for Environment: RoHS

Safety Standards and Features

CE Compliance, ANSI/RIA 15.06-1999, UL1740 
Emergency stop switch
Safety door input
Low power mode
Dynamic brake
Encoder cable disconnection error detection
Motor overload detection
Irregular motor torque detection
Motor speed error detection
Positioning overflow
Speed overflow
Servo error detction
CPU irregularity detection
Memory check-sum error detection
Overheat detection and the Motor Driver Module
Relay welding detection
Over-voltage detection
AC power supply voltage reduction detection
Temperature error detection
Fan error detection  

Programming / Development

Language: SPEL+
Development Environment: EPSON RC+ 7.0

PC Requirements

Operating System: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
CPU Speed: 850 MHz (or faster)
HDD Space: 500 MB (minimum)

Multitasking

Up to 16 simultaneous tasks

Error Handling

Error History
User Errors
Automatic Error Logging
User defined errors and messages

Source Code Editor

Color coded with auto syntax assist, code indent, and built-in EPSON SmartSense™ technology

Debugger

Source level debugger with single step, breakpoints, watch variables and built in EPSON Smartsense™ technology

SPEL+ Language

Powerful, easy to learn structured language with features including: functions, parameter passing, variable types, long variable names, event traps, error handling and much more

EPSON RC+ 7.0 Development Environment

Project based development environment including:

  • Project Explorer for easy access to application files
  • Point file spreadsheets for editing points
  • Run Window for fast development
  • Robot Manager for Jogging, teaching points, and configuring robot parameters
  • I/O Monitor and I/O Label Editor allow easy setup and viewing of I/O Status
  • Task Manager provides debugging/monitoring dialog for all actively running tasks
  • Point and click configuration wizards
  • Operator Windows for easy production use
  • Fully Integrated help system

Languages Supported

English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese

PLC Connection

Easy to use controller as PLC Slave through DeviceNet, Profibus, or Remote I/O connection

Available Robots

LS-Series SCARA Robots (LS3 and LS6)
 

Options

Vision Guide vision guidance package
Expansion I/O (24 Inputs/16 Outputs) up to 2 boards
RS232-C board (up to 8 ports total with 2 option boards)
ECP Software Option (External Control Point motion)
Fieldbus Boards (DeviceNet, Profibus, CC-Link)... EtherNet/IP is coming soon
VB Guide 5.0 (Microsoft .NET Communication Module)
Teach Pendants (TP1, TP2)
 

 

Epson RC90 Controller

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.

I/O Options

I/O Expansion Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Additional PNP I/O Board (24 Inputs / 16 Outputs). For RC700 or RC90 Controller. 
NOTE: Maximum of 2 option boards for RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards for RC700 Controller.

Part Number: R12B040302

RS-232C Board: 2 Port (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

One 2-Port RS-232C board for communication to other RS-232C based devices.  
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards for use with RC700 or RC90 Controller.

Part Number: R12B040726

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DeviceNet Slave Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a slave device. Includes DeviceNet (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.

Part Number: R12B040727

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CC-Link Slave Board (RC90 Controller)

Provides CC-Link connectivity as a slave device. Includes CC-Link (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.
 

Part Number: R12B040730

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Profibus-DP Slave Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a slave device. Includes Profibus (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.

Part Number: R12B040729

I/O Terminal Block Kit (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

I/O Terminal Block Kit to break out digital I/O to 50 pin terminal block. Comes with 10 ft cable. The standard and expansion I/O boards for the RC90 each use (1) 50 pin cable and terminal block.

Part Number: RE000855-2

EtherNet/IP

EtherNet/IP Slave Board (RC700 or RC90 Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a slave device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700 or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of 2 option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700 Controller.
NOTE2: RC90 Controller requires EPSON RC+ 7 Compatibility to use EtherNet/IP option.
 

Part Number: R12N747061

Software Options

VB Guide 5.0 Software (RC90 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 RC90 Controllers.

Part Number: R12B090501

GUI Builder

GUI Builder 5.0 Software (RC90 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

Teach Pendant Options

Teach Pendant TP1

TP1 Teach Pendant (RC90, RC180, RC620+, RC700 Controllers)

The TP1 Teach Pendant 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

TP2 Teach Pendant

TP2 Teach Pendant (RC90, RC180, RC620+, RC700 Controllers)

TP2 Teach Pendant with D-Sub connector and 5 meter cable. Connects to D-Sub connector on the front of the Controller. (For use with RC90, RC180, and RC700 Controllers)
 

Part Number: R12B120112

Other Options

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 RC90 Controller

Downloads

Brochures, Whitepapers, Press Releases

EPSON RC90 Controller - Brochure  

Manuals

Epson RC90 Controller Manual (Use with RC+ 5.0)  
EPSON RC90 Controller Safety and Installation Manual (R6) Use with RC+ 5.0 Software  
EPSON RC90 Controller Manual (Use with Epson RC+ 7.0)  
Epson RC90 Controller Safety and Installation Manual (Use with RC+ 7.0 Software)  
EPSON RC+ 5.0 Users Guide (for RC90 and RC180 Controllers)  
EPSON RC+ 7.0 Users Guide (for RC90 and RC700 Controllers)  
EPSON SPEL+ 5.0 Language Reference Manual (for RC90 and RC180 Controllers)  
EPSON SPEL+ 7.0 Language Reference Manual (for RC90 and RC700 Controllers)  

RC90 Controller Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
RC90 Controller