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Epson RC700A Controller

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Powerfully Simple and Built to Perform

  • Industry Leading Ease of Use with Epson RC+ (New Version 7.0)
  • Controls Epson C4/C4L 6-Axis Robots
  • High Performance, Open Architecture, PC Based
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 Professional
  • Wide Variety of Integrated Options Available

The Epson RC700A controller is the next generation high performance controller line with both power, open architecture and industry leading ease of use. More than just a connection to a PC, the RC700A integrates both the power of PC based controls with the with the power of a real time engine running the up to 32 tasks and the SPEL+ language. In addition, the RC700A uses our Epson RC+ 7.0 development environment which is the Industry Leader in ease of use. Advanced and beginning users alike select the RC700A as their robot controller of choice because it saves them time and money with every application. Capable of controlling up to (4) 6 axis robots, the RC700A provides superior PowerDrive servo control for super smooth motion, fast accel/decel times, and fast cycle times. The RC700A works with the Flexion N-Series, C4-Series and C8-Series 6-Axis robots, the G-Series SCARA robots and the RS-Series SCARA Robots. All of this along with an open architecture design allows customers to add 3rd party software and hardware to build systems to suit their needs.

The RC700A comes standard with the latest version (7.0) of our Industry Leading Epson RC+ Controls software and lots of fully integrated options. As the Industry Leader in ease of use, Epson RC+ wizards, point and click setup, Jog and Teach window, Integrated Debugger, Epson Smartsense and many other features help reduce overall development time as compared to competitive robot systems. In addition, options such as Vision Guidance, .NET support (RC+ 7.0 API), EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, GUI Builder and much more are fully integrated into the Epson RC+ development environment to maximize performance and ease of use.

The RC700A is capable of controlling up to 6 axes from the core controller but additional robots can be added through external drive units as well. Up to (4) robots can be controlled from just 1 RC700A controller for single source development in a multi-robot workcell. All this power from a single controller. No wonder the Epson RC700A is the high performance robot controller of choice.

The RC700A Controller is the next generation high performance EPSON Robot controller with power, open architecture, and industry leading ease of use. The PowerDrive servo system with our new QMEMS servo feedback sensing provides the latest in servo control technology for fast accel/decel times as well as high performance motion profiles and path control not seen with other robots. In addition, the SPEL+ language and Industry Leading EPSON RC+ development environment (new Version 7.0) provide the tools to make robot programming easier to help save our users time and money. With the ability to control up to (3) 6-axis arms, the RC700A has all the power you need yet for the most demending applications. However, at the same time, the EPSON RC+ development environment is 2nd to none in ease of use. All this and more.... from EPSON Robots.

High Performance
  • High Performance AND Open Architecture
  • Super fast CPU's and powerful real time performance
  • Fast Robot Cycle and Program Execution Times
  • Outstanding Accel/Decel Rates with smooth start/stop motion
  • Controls up to (3) 6-Axis Arms
  • Epson QMEMS with PowerDrive Servo system ensures maximum robot performance

Flexibility and Expandability
  • Ability to easily add 3rd party software and Hardware
  • User can select and use the PC of their choice for maximum power
  • Controls Epson C4/C4L 6-Axis Robots. (more models coming soon)
  • Fully Integrated Options including: Vision Guidance, .NET Connectivity (EPSON RC+ 7.0 API), EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, GUI Builder and more

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
  • 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

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

Technical Specifications:

Basic Hardware Specs: Chassis Description: Single Box Chassis; 19 inch rack mount size
CPU: Intel CPU for Maximum Performance
Memory: 1GB
Option Slots: 4 Real Time Option Slots Available
Mounting Options: Desktop, Rack, FloorPC Requirements: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 Professional (On User PC)Error Handling: Error History
User Errors
Automatic Error Logging
User defined errors and messagesSource Code Editor: Color coded with auto syntax assist, code indent, and built-in EPSON SmartSense™ TechnologyCommunication Interfaces: Ethernet TCP/IP multiple communication channels available from SPEL+Development Environment: EPSON RC+ 7.0 - Project based development environment including:
  • Project Explorer for easy access to application files
  • Point file spreadsheets for editing points
  • Run Window for fast development
  • Robot Manager for Jogging, teaching points, and configuring robot parameters
  • I/O Monitor and I/O Label Editor allow easy setup and viewing of I/O Status
  • Task Manager provides debugging/monitoring dialog for all actively running tasks
  • Point and click configuration wizards
  • Operator Window for easy production use
  • Fully Integrated help system
Digital I/O: Standard I/O: 24 Inputs / 16 Outputs (Optically Isolated)
Expansion I/O: 24 Inputs / 16 Outputs (up to 4 boards max)Debugger: Source level with single step, breakpoints, watch variables and built in EPSON Smartsense™ technologyTeaching Methods: Remote, Direct, Manual Data InputMultitasking: Up to 48 simultaneous tasks (16 are background tasks)SPEL+ Language: SPEL+ high performance language with 425+ commands
Powerful, easy to learn structured language with features including: functions, parameter passing, variable types, long variable names, event traps, error handling and much moreLanguages Supported: English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese


Available Robots: Flexion N-Series
C4-Series 6-Axis (C4, C4L)
C8-Series 6-Axis (C8, C8L, C8XL)
G-Series SCARA (G1,G3,G6,G10,G20)
RS-Series SCARA (RS3, RS4)Options:
  • Option Slots: 4 Real Time Option Slots
  • Vision Guidance: Industry leading ease of use with Vision Guide 7.0 (CV1 or PV1 Vision)
  • Conveyor Tracking: Vision or Sensor based
  • Expansion I/O: (24 Inputs/16 Outputs) up to 4 boards
  • Fieldbus Slave or Master Boards: EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, CC-Link
  • EPSON RC+ 7.0 API: Microsoft .NET Communication Module
  • LabView Support: Comes with EPSON RC+ 7.0 API
  • GUI Builder: Build User GUI from EPSON RC+ Environment
  • Security Option: (Now included as Standard with RC+ 7.0) Allows user to password protect system
  • Additional Axis Control: Available with Pulse Generating Board
  • RS232-C Ports: Up to 4 additional ports with 2 option boards
  • ECP Software Option: Supports External Control Point Motion
  • Teach Pendants: TP1, TP2

Physical Specifications:

Dimensions: Control Unit: 380W x 350D x 182H (mm)
Drive Unit (Option for additional Robot Control): Coming SoonWeight: Control Unit: 11 Kg (4 Axis Configuration)Environment: Temperature: 5-40 deg C
Humidity: 20-80% (no condensation)
Standards for Environment: RoHSSafety Standards and Features:
  • CE Compliance
  • Emergency stop switch
  • Safeguard Circuit
  • Low Power Mode
  • Dynamic Brake
  • Encoder Cable Disconnection Error Detection
  • Motor Overload Detection
  • Irregular Motor Torque Detection
  • Motor Speed Error Detection
  • Positioning Overflow
  • Speed Overflow
  • Servo Error Detection
  • CPU Irregularity Detection
  • Memory Check-Sum Error Detection
  • Motor Driver Overheat Detection
  • Over-Voltage Detection
  • AC Power Supply Voltage Reduction
  • Temperature Error Detection
  • Fan Error Detection
Robot Manipulator Control: Joint Control: Up to 6 joints simultaneous control (AC Servo)
Motion Type: CP (Continuous Path) motion, PTP (Point to Point) motion
Speed/Accel/Decel: Fully programmable
Multiple Robot Control: Up to 3 robots (18 axes) from 1 controllerPower Source: Power Source: 200-240 VAC Single Phase 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption: 2.5 kVA (depending upon manipulator model)