Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, today announced the launch of its high-precision force sensor for Robots, the Epson S250. This force sensor is available as an option for the company’s six-axis and SCARA series of robots. Employing Epson’s proprietary piezoelectric quartz sensing technology, the new force sensor is durable and sensitive, allowing it to accurately and consistently sense minimal amounts of force in six directions*¹. This will allow customers to automate complex manufacturing tasks and will improve productivity. Epson also provides robot operation commands with the sensor, allowing customers to easily introduce the system.
Epson’s innovative new force sensors are a significant step forward in achieving the company’s mission of using robots to improve the way products are manufactured. The S250 enables robots to feel force as limited as 0.1 N, allowing the robots to automate complex tasks such as precisely assembling delicate components. The sensors can also be used on tasks that formerly relied on human sensory perception such as polishing and deburring, freeing people from repetitive manual work.
“The new force sensor is a significant development for Epson and for the manufacturing industry in general,” says Mr. R. Venkatesh, Director Sales & Marketing – LFP/IE/RS, Epson India “As a company dedicated to manufacturing innovation, the new sensors help to expand the applications for robots and bring us a step further towards achieving our goal of creating a world in which robots support people in a wide variety of situations.”