EPSON Robots (www.robots.epson.com) is proud to introduce the new RC620+ – the company’s fourth generation open-architecture PC based workcell controller. This high-performance controller provides the ultimate experience of extreme ease of use with the EPSON RC+ development software. The powerful RC620+, which leads the industry in PC-based controls for industrial robots, can control up to four SCARA robots, three six-axis robots or two SCARA and two six-axis robots – a total of up to 20 axes of motion.
“The RC620+ adds to EPSON’s initiative of providing our customers with more Power of Choice than ever before,” said Michael Ferrara, EPSON Robots’ director. “It is the controller of choice for those applications that require a powerful open architecture solution for system expansion and advanced motion and I/O control for demanding applications. With over 10 years of PC based controller experience, EPSON has combined industry leading PC based controls with superior real time motion and I/O control to provide advanced motion control and open architecture expandability all from the same controller.”
Three PCI slots are also available for options such as Fieldbus masters, Vision Systems or 3rd party plug-in cards to expand the RC620+ as needed for a particular application. The RC620+ operates a separate CPU dedicated to motion control and real time options, which include additional I/O, expansion I/O and DeviceNet, conveyor tracking, EtherNet/IP and Profibus Fieldbus slave options. This provides machine operators with open architecture, expandability and ease of use of Microsoft Windows while providing real-time performance for time critical components like motion and I/O control.