Epson highlights commitment to robotic innovation with the launch of new dual-arm robot

Epson recently demonstrated its newly expanded robotics range at international event Automatica 2018

  
Epson highlights commitment to robotic innovation with the launch of new dual-arm robot

Dubai, UAE – Epson recently demonstrated its newly expanded robotics range at international event Automatica 2018, including its new dual-arm robot, the WorkSense W-01. This newly completed and unique line up of SCARA and vertical axis robots demonstrates Epson’s commitment to robotics innovation, meeting the needs of both large and small manufacturers.

Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, says: “By simplifying robot programming, supporting complex manufacturing and providing packaged solutions, we aim to help remove any barriers to automation. We are likewise committed to working alongside our customers to deliver solutions that match their needs.”

Epson launched the WorkSense W-01, an autonomous dual-arm robot, ideal for the automation of complex tasks and small lot sizes. Described as “seeing, sensing, thinking, working”, this intelligent robot is designed for largely autonomous production in a number of new and different applications – and comes equipped with a large number of internal sensors from cameras to force sensors.

“With the help of a few intermediary steps and tools, the WorkSense W-01 is able to complete tasks autonomously that would previously have required a complicated, multi-robot set up. The WorkSense is not yet available in the Middle East but we are assessing the possibility of launching it here, especially since the UAE is committed to Artificial Intelligence with initiatives such as the launch of UAE Council for AI, a Minister for Artificial Intelligence and a first-ever AI summer camp for students that was held this year. We think the future is bright for robotics and AI in the region,” adds Jason Whiley.

Designed to meet the changing needs of businesses, the new range of robots meets increasing demand for affordable automation by SMEs and more precise and efficient technology. These announcements come at a time of growth and investment for Epson, whose 2025 vision is to be the global market leader in compact, precision robots.

Epson is already global market share leader in SCARA (horizontally articulated) robots, a title it has held for seven consecutive years1, and is on track to increase its current market share to 40% by 2020. Since the global rollout of three new models this month, Epson is the only industrial robot producer in the world offering such a comprehensive price to performance ratio within its three product lines of SCARA robots and 6-axis robots – a truly scalable robotics offering.

The SCARA T6 robot, available for purchase on the Epson global webstore, is perfect for ‘pick and place’ applications – precise and efficient - handling payloads of up 6kg, double that of its predecessor, the T3. The VT6-L, available soon on the webstore, joins the lineup delivering ‘just enough’ robot to automate repetitive tasks at an extremely competitive price. The N6 completes Epson’s robotics offering, providing revolutionary kinematics as a compact 6-axis industrial robot with a small footprint but incredible dexterity.

Epson’s corporate vision sees high revenue growth to 2025, with a substantial portion coming from its industry related business, which includes robotics. The business continues to invest in new developments, such as human collaborative robots for the future. Committed to leading the market forwards, the business will continue to expand its offering, providing manufacturing customers with sophisticated technology and tailored robotics solutions.

1 Market share based on revenue and unit sales of industrial SCARA robots, 2011-2017. (Source: Fuji Keizai "2012 - 2018 Reality and Future Outlook of Worldwide Robot Market"). 

About Epson:

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.Please visit https://global.epson.com

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About Epson Middle East:

Epson Middle East oversees Epson’s operations in the Middle East markets, in close coordination with Epson Europe. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Epson Middle East works closely with a network of resellers and distributors across Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Syria and Yemen, ensuring the availability of its wide, technologically-advanced product range to businesses and consumers in the region. Please visit www.epson-middleeast.com

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