Epson C4 Compact 6-Axis Robots

SlimLine Body | Compact Wrist

  • Fast Cycle Times with crisp motion
  • Best in Class Motion Range
  • Compact design for maximum flexibility
  • ISO Clean & ESD Compliant Models

The EPSON C4 compact 6-Axis robots continues the tradition of setting new standards for small sized 6-axis robot performance. As the leader in compact 6-Axis robots, our new EPSON C4 design includes a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design. With outstanding flexibility, EPSON C4 robots were made for big jobs in tiny spaces. Our goal was to build a robust robot in a compact shell capable of meeting EPSON's high performance standards. The new EPSON C4 does that and more by allowing payloads up to 4Kg while maintaining fast speeds and cycle times.

The EPSON C4 cycle times are 0.37 seconds which is faster than many competitors SCARA models. All 6 joints on the C4 are on average 32.4% faster than equivalent competitor models in its' class. The C4's footprint to motion range ratio is in a class by itself and the outstanding flexibility allows EPSON robots to do jobs that other small 6 axis arms simply cannot do (or that take much more cycle time to complete).

How Do We Do It?

Our slimline body and compact wrist design enable greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions than comparably sized models. In addition larger motors and superior servo controls allow for fast yet precise motion control which means smoother motion for your next application. In addition EPSON acceleration/deceleration rates due to our high performance Epson proprietary servo system provide fast motion on a smooth path.

Industries We Serve

EPSON C4 compact 6-axis robots are ideally suited for the Lab Automation, Medical, Consumer, Food, Automotive, Electronics, PC Peripheral, Semiconductor, Plastics, Appliance and Aerospace industries. They can be used for a wide variety of applications ranging from blood sample handling to DNA testing or from instrument panel assembly to medical instrument kitting. There are tens of thousands of different applications that these robots can handle. Give us a call and let us help you with your next application.

Epson C4 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Features & Benefits

Building on the success form the EPSON C3 Compact 6-axis robots, the EPSON C4 Compact 6-axis robots were made from the ground up for maximum flexibility, motion range and speed with an increased payload capability. They include all the latest advances in robot design and performance. EPSON C4 Compact 6-Axis Robots combined with our PowerDrive servo technology yield high performance results that customers have come to appreciate and expect from Epson. Also, included with our new C4 Compact 6-axis robots is our new leading edge motion control feedback system utilizing EPSON QMEM's (Quartz Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) which sense angular velocity and feedback to our servo motion servo systems to help significantly reduce vibration during motion and stop/start.

High Performance

  • Industry leading cycle times
  • Faster than many competitors SCARA's
  • Up to 4Kg payloads while maintaining fast cycle times
  • High precision with repeatabilities you come to expect from Epson
  • QMEM's velocity feedback system for crisp motion
  • SlimLine body design and ultra compact wrist provide maximum flexibility
  • Best in class motion range to get to areas other small robots can't reach

Best in Class Controllers and Development Software

  • Epson RC+ leads the industry in ease of use to save development time
  • New RC700 Controller provides high peformance at a lower cost
  • 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
  • Customers can now select their own PC for use with our RC700 PC-Driven controllers to achieve maximum performance for minimum cost

Fully Integrated Options

  • Vision Guidance
  • .NET Connectivity with RC+ 7.0 API
  • DeviceNet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, CC-Link Fieldbus Connectivity
  • GUI Builder
  • Additional Axes Control
  • Conveyor Tracking
  • Clean/ESD Models Available

Used for a Wide Variety of Applications and Industries

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Lab Automation
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Products
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics

 

Epson C4 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Specifications

Core Specs

Repeatability: +/-0.020mm
Payload (Kg): Max 4 / Rated 1
Cycle Time: 0.37 sec
Weight: 27 Kg

Arm Length

Horizontal Reach (to mounting face): 665mm
Horizontal Reach (to wrist center): 600mm
 

Optional Arm Configurations

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

User Lines

Electric: 9 (D-Sub Connector)
Air: 4 (4mm)

Environmental

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

Safety Regulations

ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999
CE
JIS B 8433
Machinery Directive:
EN ISO 12100-1,EN ISO 12100-2, EN ISO 10218,
EN 60204-1,EN ISO 13849-1
EMC Directive: EN55011,EN61000-6-2
JIS B 8433-1
CE
Korean KC Mark compliant
RoHS Directive,REACH

Available Controllers

RC700 - PC Driven High Performance Controller

 

Motion Range

J1 (Turning): +/-170 deg
J2 (Lower Arm): -160 to +65 deg
J3 (Upper Arm): -51 to +225 deg
J4 (Wrist Roll): +/-200 deg
J5 (Wrist Bend): +/-135 deg
J6 (Wrist Twist): +/-360 deg

Motor Wattage

J1: 400 Watts
J2: 400 Watts
J3: 150 Watts
J4: 50 Watts
J5: 50 Watts
J6: 50 Watts

Allowable Moment of Inertia

J4: 0.15 kg•m2
J5: 0.15 kg•m2
J6: 0.10 kg•m2

Brakes

All 6 Axes

Options

Vision Guide
.NET Support
DeviceNet, EtherNEt/IP, Profibus, CC-Link
Conveyor Tracking
GUI Builder
Force Sensing

Robot Cables

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

Software

Development Software: EPSON RC+ 7.0

 

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.

Extended Warranty - C4 Robots (3 Years)

An extended warranty is available for all C4 robots. This warranty adds 21 months to the standard 15 month warranty.
 

Part Number: EXTWARR-C4

I/O Options

I/O Expansion Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Additional PNP I/O Board (24 Inputs / 16 Outputs). For RC700A or RC90 Controller. 
NOTE: Maximum of 2 option boards for RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards for RC700A Controller.

Part Number:

RS-232C Board: 2 Port (RC700A 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 RC700A or RC90 Controller.

Part Number:

DeviceNet Logo

DeviceNet Slave Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Provides DeviceNet connectivity as a slave device. Includes DeviceNet (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700A or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700A Controller.

Part Number:

CC-Link Slave Logo

CC-Link Slave Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Provides CC-Link connectivity as a slave device. Includes CC-Link (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700A or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700A Controller.
 

Part Number:

ProfiBus Logo

Profibus-DP Slave Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Provides Profibus connectivity as a slave device. Includes Profibus (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700A or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700A Controller.

Part Number:

I/O Terminal Block Kit (RC700A 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:

EtherNet/IP

EtherNet/IP Slave Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Provides EtherNet/IP connectivity as a slave device. Includes EtherNet/IP (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700A or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of 2 option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700A Controller.
NOTE2: RC90 Controller requires EPSON RC+ 7 Compatibility to use EtherNet/IP option.
 

Part Number:

EtherCAT

EtherCAT Slave Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Provides EtherCAT Fieldbus connectivity as a slave device. Includes EtherCAT (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700A or RC90 Controller)
NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700A Controller.
 

Part Number:

ProfiNet

ProfiNet Slave Board (RC700A or RC90 Controller)

Provides ProfiNet connectivity as a slave device. Includes ProfiNet (Slave) fieldbus I/O board only. (for RC700A or RC90 Controller) NOTE: Maximum of two option boards in RC90 Controller. Maximum of 4 option boards in RC700A Controller.

Part Number:

Software Options

EPSON RC+ 7.0 API

EPSON RC+ 7.0 API (RC90, RC700 Controllers and T-Series Robots)

Provides .Net connectivity to allow programming of EPSON Robots through Vision Basic, Visual C/C++, C#, LabView etc. Version 7.x is used with RC90 or RC700 Controllers and T3 Robots with built-in controller.
 

<EPSON RC+ 7.0 API (.NET) Details>

 

Part Number: R12NZ900AE

External Control Point Software

External Control Point 7.0 Software (RC90, RC700 Controllers and T-Series Robots)

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 7.x runs on the RC90 or RC700 Controllers and the T3 built-in controller with EPSON RC+ 7.0.
 

Part Number: R12NZ900AF

GUI Builder

GUI Builder 7.0 Software (RC90, RC700 Controllers and T-Series Robots)

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. For use with EPSON RC90 or RC700 Controllers as well as T-Series robots with built-in controllers.
 

<GUI Builder Details>

 

Part Number: R12NZ900AH

Teach Pendant Options

Teach Pendant TP1

TP1 Teach Pendant (RC90, RC180, RC620+, RC700A Controllers)

Controllers: RC90, RC180, RC620+, RC700A

The TP1 Teach Pendant has a menu driven user interface and alls the teaching of points and setting of parameters via a handheld teaching device. It features a dedicated soft push button interface with robot jogging, mode setting, and data entry just 1 key away. It comes with a 5 meter cable with an option for 10 or 15 meter cables. IP65 is standard. See your sales manager for details and part numbers.

Features:

  • Easy Jogging and Teaching of Robot Points
  • IP65 Enclosure
  • Menu Driven User Interface
  • I/O Command Execution and Status Display
  • Task Monitor, I/O Monitor, Memory I/O Monitor Displays
  • Low Power and Slow Speed control for Jogging
  • 3 positiion Enable Switch (Right and Left Handed)

<EPSON TP1 Details>

Part Number:

TP2 Teach Pendant

TP2 Teach Pendant (RC90, RC180, RC700A 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 RC700A Controllers)
 

Part Number:

TP3 Slant View

TP3 Teach Pendant (RC700A Controller)

Controllers: RC700A

The TP3 Teach Pendant is the latest Teach Pendant device for Epson Robots. It features a 10.1 inch color display and allows teaching of points and setting of parameters through an easy touchscreen interface. It comes with a 5 meter cable with an option for 10 or 15 meter cables. IP65 is standard. See your sales manager for details and part numbers.

Features:

  • 10" Color Touchscreen with 1280 x 800 HD Resolution
  • Easy Jogging and Teaching of Robot Points
  • IP65 Enclosure
  • Menu Driven User Interface
  • Easy Connection to RC700A Controller

<EPSON TP3 Details>

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Vision Guidance Pkgs & Options - CV2

EPSON CV2 Vision with GigE Camera

CV2-H (High Speed) Vision System

Controllers: RC700A, RC90, Built-In T-Series

EPSON Vision Guide high performance CV2 vision system (CV2-H) with GigE or USB camera. Supports up to 6 cameras (4) GigE and (2) USB.

Includes: CV2-H base unit, High Flex GigE or USB cable, (1) GigE or USB camera, shielded ethernet cable and industry leading ease of use Epson Vision Guide Software. 
 

Available Options for CV2-H Vision System:

* GigE Cameras
- Standard Resolution GigE Camera (0.3MP 640x480)
- High Resolution GigE Camera (2MP 1600x1200)
- Super High Resolution GigE Camera (5MP 2500x1900)
- Color High Resolution GigE Camera (2MP 1600x1200)
- Color Super High Resolution GigE Camera (5MP 2500x1900)

* USB Cameras
- Standard Resolution USB Camera (0.3MP 640x480)
- High Resolution USB Camera (2MP 1600x1200)
- Super High Resolution USB Camera (5MP 2500x1900)

* Lens Kit
* 100V Power Supply

 

<EPSON CV2 Vision System Details>

 

Part Number: See Epson Sales Manager or Distributor for CV2-H Vision Part Numbers

EPSON CV2 Vision with GigE Camera

CV2-S (Standard Speed) Vision System

Controllers: RC700A, RC90, Built-In T-Series

EPSON Vision Guide high performance CV2 vision system (CV2-S) with GigE or USB camera. Supports up to 6 cameras (4) GigE and (2) USB.

Includes: CV2-S base unit, High Flex GigE or USB cable, (1) GigE or USB camera, shielded ethernet cable and industry leading ease of use Epson Vision Guide Software. 
 

Available Options for CV2-S Vision System:

* GigE Cameras
- Standard Resolution GigE Camera (0.3MP 640x480)
- High Resolution GigE Camera (2MP 1600x1200)
- Super High Resolution GigE Camera (5MP 2500x1900)
- Color High Resolution GigE Camera (2MP 1600x1200)
- Color Super High Resolution GigE Camera (5MP 2500x1900)

* USB Cameras
- Standard Resolution USB Camera (0.3MP 640x480)
- High Resolution USB Camera (2MP 1600x1200)
- Super High Resolution USB Camera (5MP 2500x1900)

* Lens Kit
* 100V Power Supply

 

<EPSON CV2 Vision System Details>

 

Part Number: See Epson Sales Manager or Distributor for CV2-S Vision Part Numbers

Epson RC700A Controller

Overview

  • Industry Leading Ease of Use with Epson RC+ (New Version 7.0)
  • Controls Epson G-Series, RS-Series and C-Series Robots
  • High Performance, Open Architecture, PC Based
  • Supports Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Professional
  • Wide Variety of Integrated Options Available

The EPSON RC700A controller is the next generation high performance controller line with both power, open architecture and industry leading ease of use. More than just a connection to a PC, the RC700A integrates both the power of PC based controls with the with the power of a real time engine running the up to 32 tasks and the SPEL+ language. In addition, the RC700A uses our EPSON RC+ 7.0 development environment which is the Industry Leader in ease of use. Advanced and beginning users alike select the RC700A as their robot controller of choice because it saves them time and money with every application. Capable of controlling up to (4) 4 or 6 axis robots, the RC700A provides superior PowerDrive servo control for super smooth motion, fast accel/decel times, and fast cycle times. The RC700A works with the C4-Series and C8-Series 6-Axis robots, the G-Series SCARA robots and the RS-Series SCARA Robots. All of this along with an open architecture design allows customers to add 3rd party software and hardware to build systems to suit their needs.

The RC700A comes standard with the latest version (7.0) of 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 (RC+ 7.0 API), EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, GUI Builder and much more are fully integrated into the EPSON RC+ development environment to maximize performance and ease of use.

The RC700A is capable of controlling up to 6 axes from the core controller but additional robots can be added through external drive units as well. Up to (4) robots can be controlled from just 1 RC700A controller for single source development in a multi-robot workcell. All this power from a single controller. No wonder the EPSON RC700A is the high performance robot controller of choice.

 

RC700A Controller Specifications

Basic Hardware Specifications

Chassis Description: Single Box Chassis; 19 inch rack mount size
CPU: Intel CPU for Maximum Performance
Memory: 1GB
Option Slots: 4 Real Time Option Slots Available
Mounting Options: Desktop, Rack, Floor

Robot Manipulator Control

Joint Control: Up to 6 joints simultaneous control (AC Servo)
Motion Type: CP (Continuous Path) motion, PTP (Point to Point) motion
Speed/Accel/Decel: Fully programmable
Multiple Robot Control: Up to 3 robots (18 axes) from 1 controller

Teaching Methods

Remote
Direct
Manual Data Input

Digital I/O

Standard I/O: 24 Inputs / 16 Outputs (Optically Isolated)
Expansion I/O: 24 Inputs / 16 Outputs (up to 4 boards max)

Communication Interfaces

Ethernet Port: 1 Built-in Port
USB: 1 Port
RS232: 1 Port (Up to 4 additional)

Dimensions

Control Unit: 380W x 350D x 182H (mm)
Drive Unit (Option for additional Robot Control): Coming Soon

Weight

Control Unit: 11 Kg (4 Axis Configuration)
 

Power Source & Consumption

Power Source: 200-240 VAC Single Phase 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption: 2.5 kVA (depending upon manipulator model)

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
Safeguard Circuit
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 Detection
CPU Irregularity Detection
Memory Check-Sum Error Detection
Motor Driver Overheat Detection
Over-Voltage Detection
AC Power Supply Voltage Reduction
Temperature Error Detection
Fan Error Detection
 

Basic Software Specifications

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 Professional (On User PC)
Language: SPEL+ high performance language with 425+ commands
Development Environment: EPSON RC+ 7.0
Multitasking: Up to 48 simultaneous tasks (16 are background tasks)
Debugger: Source level with single step, breakpoints, watch variables and built in EPSON Smartsense™ technology
Source Code Editor: Color coded with auto syntax assist, code indent, and built-in EPSON SmartSense™ Technology
Communication: Ethernet TCP/IP multiple communication channels available from SPEL+

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 Window for easy production use
  • Fully Integrated help system

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

Error Handling

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

Languages Supported

English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese

Available Robots

C4-Series 6-Axis (C4, C4L)
C8-Series 6-Axis (C8, C8L, C8XL)
G-Series SCARA (G1,G3,G6,G10,G20)
RS-Series SCARA (RS3, RS4)
 

Options

Option Slots: 4 Real Time Option Slots
Vision Guidance: Industry leading ease of use with Vision Guide 7.0 (CV1 or PV1 Vision)
Conveyor Tracking: Vision or Sensor based
Expansion I/O: (24 Inputs/16 Outputs) up to 4 boards
Fieldbus Slave or Master Boards: EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, CC-Link
EPSON RC+ 7.0 API: Microsoft .NET Communication Module
LabView Support: Comes with EPSON RC+ 7.0 API
GUI Builder: Build User GUI from EPSON RC+ Environment
Security Option: (Now included as Standard with RC+ 7.0) Allows user to password protect system
Additional Axis Control: Available with Pulse Generating Board
RS232-C Ports: Up to 4 additional ports with 2 option boards
ECP Software Option: Supports External Control Point Motion
Teach Pendants: TP1,  TP2
 

 

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Downloads

Brochures, Whitepapers, Press Releases

Epson C4 6-Axis Robots  

Manuals

Epson RC700 Controller Manual  
Epson C4 Series Robot Manual  
Epson RC+ 7.0 Users Guide (for RC700 & RC90 controllers)  
Epson SPEL+ 7.0 Language Reference (for RC700 & RC90 controllers)  
Epson RC700 Controller Safety & Installation Manual  
Epson RC700 Drive Unit Controller Manual  

C4 Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
C4-A601SR 665 standard ceiling    
C4-A601CR 665 clean ceiling    
C4-A601S 665 standard tabletop      
C4-A601C 665 clean tabletop