Epson RC620+ Controller

Overview

  • Industry Leading Ease of Use with Epson RC+
  • Controls Epson G-Series, RS, EZ Modules, and 6-Axis Robots
  • High Performance, Open Architecture, PC Based
  • Wide Variety of Integrated Options Available

The EPSON RC620+ controller is the ultimate in high peformance controllers with both power and open architecture. More than just a connection to a PC, the RC620+ is a PC Based Controller but with the power of a real time engine running the up to 32 tasks and SPEL+ language. In addition, the RC620+ uses our EPSON RC+ development environment which is the Industry Leader in ease of use. Advanced and beginning users alike select the RC620+ as their robot controller of choice because it saves them time and money with every application. Capable of controlling up to 8 axes, the RC620+ provides superior PowerDrive servo control for super smooth motion, fast accel/decel times, and fast cycle times. The RC620+ can control Epson G-Series and RS-Series SCARA robots, Epson EZ Modules, and also Epson PS, S5 and C3 6-Axis 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 RC620+ 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, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus and much more are fully integrated into the EPSON RC+ development environment to maximize performance and ease of use.

The RC620+ is capable of controlling up to 8 axes from the core controller and additional robots can be added through external drive units as well. The core machine can control 2 G-Series SCARA robots or a G-Series on a Module or a 6 Axis robot on a module or many other combinations. Up to 20 axes total. All this power from a single controller. No wonder the RC620+ is the high peformance robot controller of choice.

Epson RC620+ Controller

Features & Benefits

The RC620+ is a powerful, open architecture robot controller with super flexibility and time saving features throughout. 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. With the ability to control up to 20 Axes (2 6-axis arms + 2 G-Series SCARA Arms) the RC620+ has all the power you need yet at the same time the EPSON RC+ development environment is 2nd to none in ease of use. All this and more.... but what else would you expect... It's an Epson.

High Performance

  • High Performance AND Open Architecture
  • Super fast CPU's (2) and powerful real time performance
  • Fast Robot Cycle and Program Execution Times
  • Outstanding Accel/Decel Rates with smooth start/stop motion
  • Controls up to (2) 6-Axis AND (2) G-Series SCARA Arms from 1 Controller
  • Epson PowerDrive Servo system ensures maximum robot performance

Flexibility and Expandability

  • Ability to easily add 3rd party software and Hardware
  • Controls Epson G-Series/RS SCARAS, EZ Modules and C3/PS/S-Series 6-Axis Robots
  • Fully Integrated Options including: Vision Guidance, .NET Connectivity, EtherNet/IP, GUI Builder, Security Option 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
  • Solar
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor
  • Food
  • Electronics

Epson RC620+ Controller

Specifications

Basic Hardware Specifications

Chassis Description: Single Box Chassis; 19 inch rack mount size with passive backplane, shock mount drive bay and 300 watt power supply
CPU: (2) Intel CPU's for Maximum Performance
Memory: 1GB, RGB Max
Hard Drive: 120GB (Show mount drive bay)
Graphic Display: Built-in Video Display Adapter
Option Slots: Up to 3 PCI and 4 Real Time Option Slots Available
Mounting Options: Desktop, Rack, Floor

Robot Manipulator Control

Joint Control: Up to 8 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 4 robots (20 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: 32 Inputs / 32 Outputs (optional)

Communication Interfaces

Ethernet Port: Built-in 1000 Base-T/100 Base-TX Ethernet Port
USB Ports - 2 General Purpose USB Ports
RS232 Ports: 1 Port (Up to 8 additional)

Dimensions

Control Unit: 430W x 420D x 210H (mm)
Drive Unit (Option for additional Robot Control): 376W x 170.5D x 275H (mm)

Weight

Control Unit: 25 Kg (4 Axis Configuration)
Drive Unit (Option): 9Kg (4 axis configuration)

Power Source & Consumption

Power Source: 200-240 VAC Single Phase 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption: 2500W (when using multiple manipulators)

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 XP Professional
Language: SPEL+ high performance language with 400+ commands
Development Environment: EPSON RC+ 6.0
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+ 6.0 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

G-Series SCARA
RS-Series SCARA
C3 6-Axis
Pro Six 6-Axis
S-Series 6-Axis
EZ Modules Linear Axes

Options

Option Slots: Up to 3 PCI and 4 Real Time Option Slots
Vision Guidance: Industry leading ease of use with Vision Guide 6.0
Conveyor Tracking: Vision or Sensor based
Expansion I/O: (32 Inputs/32 Outputs) up to 4 boards
Fieldbus Slave or Master Boards: EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, CC-Link
VB Guide: Microsoft .NET Communication Module
LabView Support: Available with VB Guide .NET Communication Module
GUI Builder: Build User GUI from EPSON RC+ Environment
Security Option: Allows user to password protect system
Additional Axis Control: Available with Pulse Generating Board
RS232-C Ports: Up to 8 additional ports with 2 option boards
ECP Software Option: Supports External Control Point Motion
Teach Pendant: TP1 Teach Pendant
 

 

Epson RC620+ 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.

(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

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: R12C040301

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: R12C040722

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: R12C040706

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: R12C040723

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: R12C040707

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: R12C040724

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: R12C040719

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: R12C040708

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: R12C040705

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 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 6.0 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. For use with EPSON RC620+ Controllers.

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

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

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

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

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

Other Options

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

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

SSD Option Drive (RC620+ Controller)

Solid State Drive Option.

Part Number: Coming Soon

Epson RC620+ Controller

Downloads

Brochures, Whitepapers, Press Releases

RC620+ Controller Product Introduction - Press Release  
RC620+ Controller - Brochure  

Manuals

Epson RC620+ Controller Manual  
Epson RC620+ Safety and Installation Manual  
Epson RC620 Drive Unit Controller Manual  
EPSON RC+ 60 Users Guide (for RC620 Controllers)  
EPSON SPEL+ 6.0 Language Reference Manual (for RC620 Controllers) (Ver 6.2R3)  

RC620 Control Unit

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
RC620 Control Unit    

RC620 Drive Unit (4-Axis)

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
RC620 Drive Unit (4-Axis)    
RC620 Drive Unit (6-Axis)