Epson C3 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Slimline Body | Compact Wrist

  • Industry Leading Cycle Times
  • Best in Class Motion Range
  • Compact design for maximum flexibility
  • ISO Clean & ESD Compliant Models

The EPSON C3 compact 6-Axis robots just set the new standard for small sized 6-axis robot performance. As the leader in compact 6-Axis robots, our new C3 design includes a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design. With outstanding flexibility, EPSON C3 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 C3 did all that and more.

The EPSON C3 cycle times are down to 0.37 seconds which is faster than many competitors SCARA models. All 6 joints on the C3 are on average 32.4% faster than equivalent competitor models in its' class. The C3'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 grater 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 provide fast motion on a smooth path.

Industries We Serve

EPSON C3 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 C3 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Features & Benefits

The EPSON C3 Compact 6-axis robots were made from the ground up for maximum flexibility, motion range and speed. They include all the latest advances in robot design and performance. C3 Compact 6-Axis Robots combined with our PowerDrive servo technology yield high performance results that customers have come to expect from Epson.

High Performance

  • Industry leading cycle times
  • Faster than many competitors SCARA's
  • Up to 3Kg payloads while maintaining fast cycle times
  • High precision with repeatabilities you come to expect from Epson
  • 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
  • Two tiered controller offerings allow high performance or low cost solutions with G6 robots
  • 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

Fully Integrated Options

  • Vision Guidance
  • .NET Connectivity
  • DeviceNet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, CC-Link Fieldbus Connectivity
  • Security/Audit
  • 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 C3 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Specifications

Core Specs

Repeatability: +/-0.020mm
Payload (Kg): Max 3 / Rated 1
Cycle Time: 0.37 sec
Weight: 27 Kg

Arm Length

Horizontal Reach (to mounting face): 665mm
Horizontal Reach (to wrist center): 600mm
Vertical Reach (to mounting face): 885mm
Vertical Reach (to wrist center): 820mm

Optional Arm Configurations

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

User Lines

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

Environmental

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

Safety Regulations

ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999
CE
JIS B 8433
UL1740

Available Controllers

RC180 Micro PowerDrive
PC Based RC620+ High Performance
 

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

Brakes

All 6 Axes

Options

Vision Guide
.NET Support
DeviceNet, EtherNEt/IP, Profibus, CC-Link
Conveyor Tracking (RC620+ Only)
GUI Builder (RC620+ Only)
Security/Audit

Robot Cables

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

 

 Epson C3 Compact 6-Axis Robots

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

Extended Warranty - C3 Robots (3 Years)

An extended warranty is available for all C3 robots. This warranty adds 21 months to the standard 15 month warranty.

Part Number: EXTWARR-C3

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

Software Options

VB Guide 5.0

VB Guide 5.0 Software (RC180 Controller)

Provides .Net connectivity to allow programming of EPSON Robots through Vision Basic, Visual C/C++, C#, LabView, etc. Includes software CD. Version 5.x is used for RC180 Controllers.

Part Number: R12B090501

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 (RC180 Controller)

External Control Point 5.0 Software (RC180 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. ECP 5.x is for RC180 Controllers.

Part Number: R12B090601

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

Camera Bracket - for C3 6-Axis Robots

Camera Mounting bracket for easy attachment to J5 for C3 6-Axis Robots.

Part Number: R12B031922

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

TP2 Teach Pendant

TP2 Teach Pendant (RC90, RC180, RC620+, RC700 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 RC700 Controllers)
 

Part Number: R12B120112

Other Options

Operating Panel OP1

Operator Panel OP1 (RC180 Controller)

OP1 Operator Panel provides easy access to the controller status and error conditions when the robot is in Auto mode. Includes the OP1, 3 meter cable, and shorting plug.

Part Number: R12B120001

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

Pulse Generating Kit w/Terminal Block for Additional Axis Control (RC620+ Controller)

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: R12B040803

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

 Epson C3 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Downloads

Brochures, Whitepapers, Press Releases

EPSON C3 Compact 6-Axis Robot Product Introduction - Press Release  
EPSON C3 Compact 6-Axis - Brochure  

Manuals

Epson C3 Compact 6-Axis Robot Manual (R7)  
Epson RC620+ Controller Manual  
Epson RC620+ Safety and Installation Manual  
Epson RC180 Controller Manual  
Epson RC180 Safety and Installation Manual  
Epson RC+ 6.0 Users Guide (for RC620+ Controllers)  
Epson RC+ 5.0 Users Guide (for RC180 and RC90 Controllers)  
Epson SPEL+ 6.0 Language Reference Manual (for RC620 Controllers)  
Epson SPEL+ 5.0 Language Reference Manual (for RC90 and RC180 Controllers)  

C3-A6x Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
C3-A601ST 665 NA standard tabletop      
C3-A601SR 665 NA standard ceiling      
C3-A601CT 665 NA clean tabletop