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Epson C8 Compact 6-Axis Robots


Epson C8 Compact 6-Axis Robots

Maximum Payload (kg): 8 kg
Arm Length / Reach (mm): 700 mm
3rd Party Safety Certifications: Optional
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Product Highlights

  • Fast Cycle Times with crisp motion
  • Epson Exclusive... Residual Vibration Control (see features/benefits section)
  • Best in Class Motion Range
  • Compact design for maximum flexibility
  • ISO Class 3 Clean/ESD and Protected (IP67) Compliant Models




High Speed - Higher Payloads

The Epson C8 compact 6-Axis robots provide high performance in a slimline package. With up to 8Kg of payload, Epson C8 robots handle mid-sized 6-axis jobs while keeping an extremely small footprint. Just like our Epson C4 robots, the C8 design includes a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design. Bottom line, Epson C8 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 C8 does that and more by allowing payloads up to 8Kg while maintaining fast speeds and cycle times.

Epson C8 compact 6-Axis robots have cycle times of 0.33 seconds (with a 3Kg payload) which is faster than many competitors SCARA models. Starting with 1000W motors on the J1 axis, Epson C8 robots are powerful yet compact. The Epson C8'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? (Unique to Epson)

Our slimline body and compact wrist design enable greater motion range and less mechanical restrictions than comparably sized models. 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 due to our high performance Epson proprietary servo system provide fast motion on a smooth path.

Unique to Epson: Residual Vibration Technology - Most 6-axis arm manufacturers have to add size to get the rigidity required for reasonable arm performance. Epson has a unique Residual Vibration Technology that allows our slimline arms to produce outstanding speed, precision, accel/decel rates and much more. Reducing vibration is the key to high performance, and our Residual Vibration Technology using Epson QMEMS sensors help significantly reduce vibration through detecting and canceling vibration.

Industries We Serve

Epson C8 compact 6-axis robots are ideally suited for the Automotive, Medical, Electronics, Appliance, Consumer, Food, PC Peripheral, Semiconductor, Plastics, and Aerospace industries. They can be used for a wide variety of applications ranging from component handling for Automotive to industrial parts handling or Consumer Product Assembly. 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.

Based on our successful C4 robots, Epson C8 robots maintain the key slimline design with high performance of the C4 robots but with more payload and more reach. Epson C8 robots are build for applications in tight spaces where maximum flexibility, and speed along with minimum footprint are required. Epson C8 Compact 6-Axis Robots combined with our PowerDrive servo technology yield high performance results that customers have come to appreciate and expect from Epson. Also, included with our new C8 Compact 6-axis robots is our new leading edge Residual Vibration Technology utilizing Epson QMEM's (Quartz Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) which sense angular velocity and feedback to our servo motion servo system to help significantly reduce vibration during motion and stop/start thus yielding smoother motion and faster positioning.

High Performance
  • Industry leading cycle times
  • Faster than many competitors SCARA's
  • Up to 8Kg payloads while maintaining fast cycle times
  • High precision with repeatability you come to expect from Epson
  • Residual Vibration Technology for crisp motion and faster positioning

SlimLine Design Advantages
  • Tiny footprint for maximum factory space usage
  • Light weight for easy ceiling/wall AND track/slide mounting
  • Compact wrist provides best in class J5 mobility
  • Best in class motion range to get to areas other small robots can't reach
  • Wide working range of +/-240 degrees for J1 (30% more than conventional 6-axis robots)
  • Perfect for Load/Unload with tight or narrow space requirements

Best in Class Controllers and Development Software
  • Epson RC+ leads the industry in ease of use to save development time
  • RC700A Controller provides high performance at a lower cost
  • 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
  • Customers can now select their own PC for use with our RC700 PC-Driven controllers to achieve maximum performance for minimum cost

Fully Integrated Options
  • Vision Guidance
  • .NET Connectivity with RC+ 7.0 API
  • DeviceNet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, EtherCat, CC-Link Fieldbus Connectivity
  • GUI Builder - for easy GUI creation from the Epson RC+ Robot Development Environment
  • Additional Axes Control
  • Conveyor Tracking
  • Clean/ESD Models Available
  • IP67 Compliant Models Available

Used for a Wide Variety of Applications and Industries
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics
  • Industrial Products
  • Lab Automation
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Semiconductor

Core Specifications:

Arm Length / Reach: Horizontal Reach (to mounting face): 791mm
Horizontal Reach (to wrist center): 711mmRepeatability: +/-0.020mmPayload (Kg): Max 8 / Rated 3Cycle Time: 0.31 sec (1 Kg Payload)Motion Range:
  • J1 (Turning): +/-240 deg
  • J2 (Lower Arm): -158 to +65 deg
  • J3 (Upper Arm): -61 to +202 deg
  • J4 (Wrist Roll): +/-200 deg
  • J5 (Wrist Bend): +/-135 deg
  • J6 (Wrist Twist): +/-360 deg
Allowable Moment of Inertia:
  • J4: 0.47 kg•m2
  • J5: 0.47 kg•m2
  • J6: 0.15 kg•m2
Brakes: All 6 AxesOptional Arm Configurations:
  • Mounting Type: Tabletop, Ceiling
  • Clean & ESD: ISO 3 Clean & ESD
  • Protected Models: IP67 Rated
Other: Development Software: EPSON RC+ 7.0

Other Specifications:

Motor Wattage:
  • J1: 1000 Watts
  • J2: 750 Watts
  • J3: 400 Watts
  • J4: 100 Watts
  • J5: 100 Watts
  • J6: 100 Watts
User Lines:
  • Electric: 15 (D-Sub Connector)
  • Ethernet: 8pin RJ45 (Cat5e or equivalent)
  • Force Guide Connection: 6 pin for Force Guidance Connector (future)
  • Air: 2 (6mm)
Environmental: Temperature: 5- 40 deg C
Humidity: 10 - 80% (non condensing)Weight: 49 Kg (53Kg IP67 model)Robot Cables: 3M (standard), 5M (optional), 10M (optional)Safety Regulations:
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999
  • CE
  • JIS B 8433
  • Machinery Directive: EN ISO 12100-1,EN ISO 12100-2, EN ISO 10218, EN 60204-1,EN ISO 13849-1
  • EMC Directive: EN55011, EN61000-6-2
  • JIS B 8433-1
  • Korean KC Mark compliant
  • RoHS Directive


Robot Options:
  • Vision Guide
  • .NET Support
  • DeviceNet, EtherNEt/IP, Profibus, CC-Link
  • Conveyor Tracking
  • GUI Builder
  • Force Sensing