At a regional press briefing held in time for the Singapore F1 race where Epson is a sponsor of the Mercedes AMG Petronas team, top executives identified robotics and wearables as two fields where the company has a good chance of succeeding. At the media event, Epson said it is intensifying its robotics business, particularly for the manufacturing sector, to change the “way goods are manufactured”. To demonstrate its seriousness to compete in the field, the company introduced one of its industrial robots, the C8 series, which is infused with sensing technologies for high-precision work. The new force sensors enable the robots to execute complex manufacturing tasks requiring high precision. With the force sensors, the robots are now able to ?feel? forces as limited as 0.1 Newton, and can perform tasks such as assembling delicate components. The sensors can also be used on tasks requiring human sensory perception such as polishing and deburring, freeing people from repetitive manual work. The C8 series robots carry the highest payloads in Epson?s robot range, handling up to 8 kilogram at high speeds with minimal vibration. Its advanced residual vibration control technology utilizing Epson?s Quartz Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (QMEMS) senses angular velocity and feedback to help significantly reduce vibration during motion. The industrial robots can also be equipped with Epson Vision Guide software as an option ? advanced machine vision and image processing systems that provide an interface for developing robot vision applications. With this, the robots are able to ?see? and identify objects intelligently during the production process, enabling it to pick randomly positioned products for high precision placing and assembly. Globally, Epson said it is estimated that from 2016 to 2018, robot installations will increase, at least by 15% on average per year (CAGR), with about 18% in Asia and Australia. Between 2015 and 2018, it is estimated that about 1.3 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world.
ONGOING | Meet the Moverio BT300, the smart eyewear for augmented reality that Epson is launching this October. Availability will be in December or January and will sell in the US for $790. #epsonPosted by Newsbytes.PH on Sunday, September 18, 2016