Epson C8L Long Reach 6-Axis Robots

More Reach | Higher Payloads

  • Fast Cycle Times with crisp motion
  • EPSON Exclusive... Residual Vibration Control (see features/benefits section)
  • Best in Class Motion Range
  • SlimLine design for maximum flexibility
  • ISO Class 3 Clean/ESD and Protected (IP67) Compliant Models

The EPSON C8L Long Reach 6-Axis robots provide high performance with longer reach while maintaining our unique slimline package. With up to 8Kg of payload, EPSON C8L robots can reach into tight quarters handling many different mid-sized 6-axis jobs while keeping an extremely small footprint.  Just like our EPSON C4 robots, the C8L design includes a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design. With a weight at only 52Kg, EPSON C8L robots are 2-3x lighter than comparable competitive models while also providing superior motion and cycle times. Bottom line, EPSON C8L robots were made for big jobs in tight spaces. Our goal was to continue our lineup of robust 6-axis robots in compact configurations capable of meeting EPSON's high performance standards. The new EPSON C8L does that and more by allowing payloads up to 8Kg while maintaining fast speeds and cycle times with an extremely tiny footprint.

The EPSON C8L cycle times are just 0.38 seconds (with a 3Kg payload). Starting with 1000W motors on the J1 axis, EPSON C8L robots are powerful yet compact. The EPSON C8L'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? (Unique to EPSON)

Our slimline body and compact wrist design enable greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions than comparably sized models. 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.

Unique to EPSON: Residual Vibration Technology - Most 6-axis arm manufacturers have to add size to get the rigidity required for reasonable arm performance. EPSON has a unique Residual Vibration Technology that allows our SlimLine arms to produce outstanding speed, precision, accel/decel rates and much more without requiring more weight and bulk. Reducing vibration is the key to high performance, and our Residual Vibration Technology using EPSON QMEMS sensors help significantly reduce vibration through detecting and canceling vibration.

Industries We Serve

EPSON C8L Long Reach 6-axis robots are ideally suited for the Automotive, Medical, Electronics, Appliance, Consumer, Food, PC Peripheral, Semiconductor, Plastics, and Aerospace industries. They can be used for a wide variety of applications ranging from component handling for Automotive to industrial parts handling or Consumer Product Assembly. 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 C8L Long Reach 6-Axis Robots

Features & Benefits

Based on our successful C4L robots, EPSON C8L robots maintain the key slimline design with high performance of the C4L robots but with a little more reach and a lot more payload. EPSON C8L robots are built for applications in tight spaces where maximum flexibility, and speed along with minimum footprint are required. EPSON C8L Long Reach 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 C8L Long Reach 6-axis robots is our new leading edge Residual Vibration Technology utilizing EPSON QMEM's (Quartz Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) which sense angular velocity and feedback to our servo motion servo system to help significantly reduce vibration during motion and stop/start thus yielding smoother motion and faster positioning.

High Performance

  • Industry leading cycle times
  • Tiny footprint and weight 2-3x less than competitors
  • Up to 8Kg payloads while maintaining fast cycle times
  • High precision with repeatability you come to expect from EPSON
  • Residual Vibration Technology for crisp motion and faster positioning

SlimLine Design Advantages

  • Tiny footprint for maximum factory space usage
  • Light weight for easy ceiling/wall AND track/slide mounting
  • Compact wrist provides best in class J5 mobility
  • Best in class motion range to get to areas other small robots can't reach
  • Wide working range of +/-240 degrees for J1 (30% more than conventional 6-axis robots)
  • Perfect for Load/Unload with tight or narrow space requirements

Best in Class Controllers and Development Software

  • Epson RC+ leads the industry in ease of use to save development time
  • RC700A Controller provides high performance 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, EtherCat, CC-Link Fieldbus Connectivity
  • GUI Builder - for easy GUI creation from the EPSON RC+ Robot Development Environment
  • Additional Axes Control
  • Conveyor Tracking
  • Clean/ESD Models Available
  • IP67 Compliant Models Available

Used for a Wide Variety of Applications and Industries

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

 

Epson C8L Long Reach 6-Axis Robots

Specifications

Core Specs

Repeatability: +/-0.030mm
Payload (Kg): Max 8 / Rated 3
Cycle Time: 0.38 sec (3 Kg Payload)
Weight: 52 Kg  (56Kg IP67 model)

Arm Length

Horizontal Reach (to mounting face): 981mm
Horizontal Reach (to wrist center): 901mm
 

Optional Arm Configurations

Mounting Type: Tabletop, Ceiling
Clean & ESD: ISO 3 Clean & ESD
Protected Models: IP67 Rated

User Lines

Electric: 15 (D-Sub Connector)
Ethernet: 8pin RJ45 (Cat5e or equivalent)
Force Guide Connection: 6 pin for Force Guidance Connector (future)
Air: 2 (6mm)

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

RC700A - PC Driven High Performance Controller
RC700DU-A - Drive Unit for Multiple Robot Control

 

Motion Range

J1 (Turning): +/-240 deg
J2 (Lower Arm): -158 to +65 deg
J3 (Upper Arm): -61 to +202 deg
J4 (Wrist Roll): +/-200 deg
J5 (Wrist Bend): +/-135 deg
J6 (Wrist Twist): +/-360 deg

Motor Wattage

J1: 1000 Watts
J2: 750 Watts
J3: 400 Watts
J4: 100 Watts
J5: 100 Watts
J6: 100 Watts

Allowable Moment of Inertia

J4: 0.47 kg•m2
J5: 0.47 kg•m2
J6: 0.15 kg•m2

Brakes

All 6 Axes

Options

Vision Guide (CV2 or PV1)
.NET Support (EPSON RC+ 7.0 API)
DeviceNet, EtherNEt/IP, Profibus, EtherCat, 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.

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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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

Conveyor Tracking (RC700, RC90 Controllers)

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).
Note: RC90 requires RC+ 7.0 compatibility to run Conveyor Tracking.
 

Part Number: R12N748051

Pulse Generating Kit w/Terminal Block for Additional Axis Control (RC700, RC90 Controllers)

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: R12N748041

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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C8L Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
C8-A901S 981 standard tabletop