robotics-university.com | Hello friends, today I still talking about EPSON robot. To fulfil market demand, EPSON provide two type of industrial robot. They are 4-axis arm robot (SCARA) and 6-axis arm robot. This two type of arm robot are many used in manufacturing industry.
EPSON provide some variant of 4-axis and 6-axis arm robot that has difference in robot size, weight, payload, and arm length. So the user can choose the type of robot with follow their manufacturing system needs.
SCARA Arm Robot
SCARA stand for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm or Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm. SCARA is a 4-axis industrial robot.
Figure 1. 4-axis EPSON robot (LS3 series)
Why SCARA called with 4-axis robot? Because this robot has 4 motor (actuator) to actuate each joint (See figure 2). SCARA has 4 joint that make it possible moving to X, Y, Z, and α direction. See figure 3!
Figure 2. Part name of LS3 series EPSON robot
Figure 3. 4-axis movement direction
EPSON provide some series of 4-axis (SCARA) robot, i.e. G series (G1, G3, G6, G10, and G20), LS series (LS3, LS6, and LS20), T series (T3 and T6), and RS series (RS3 and RS4).
Six-Axis Arm Robot
For more complicated task, EPSON also provide 6-axis robot (See figure 4). Why called with 6-axis robot? Because this robot has 6 motor (actuator) to actuate each joint (See figure 5). Six-axis robot has 6 joint that make it possible moving to X, Y, Z, α, β, and y direction. See figure 6!
Figure 4. 6-axis EPSON robot (C4-A901 series)
Figure 5. Part name of C4 series EPSON robot
Figure 6. 6-axis movement direction
EPSON provide some series of 6-axis robot, i.e. C4 series (C4-A601 and C4-A901), C8 series (C8-A701, C8-A901, and C8-A1401), S5 series (S5-A701 and S5-A901), and N series (N2).
EPSON Robots Product Overview
 Epson Robot catalogue.
 LS series EPSON robot manual.
 C4 series EPSON robot manual.