EPSON Announces Washdown 6-Axis Robot for Perishable Food Lines
EPSON C3-IP67 Robots – Designed for Automation of Unwrapped Perishable Food Transportation Lines
Carson, CA – December 10, 2012 – EPSON Robots, a global leader in advanced robotic technology, introduces new EPSON C3-IP67 wash down 6-Axis Robots. C3-IP67 robots help to eliminate contamination concerns caused by mishandling and inconsistency of human intervention in food transportation lines. Robots used in unwrapped food handling must have an IP67 (wash down) rating to consistently maintain hygienic production lines.
“EPSON C3-IP67 robots were created to be chemically washable in order to meet the hygiene standards in perishable food fields” stated Michael Ferrara, Director of EPSON Robots. “In perishable food processes, risk management to prevent all kinds of food contamination caused by human intervention is required. By introducing EPSON washable robots we are able to eliminate the concerns caused by harmful foreign substances such as human hair, dust and pollen in food handling. Deploying C3-IP67 robots allows food handling processes to become fully automated while reducing the variation in quality by eliminating the need for humans to touch the perishable products.”
C3-IP67 robots feature a sanitary design with a smooth surface which prevents foreign substances from remaining on the robot arm. The protective surface prevents build-up of bacteria and is easily sanitized during the antiseptic cleaning process. C3-IP67 robots are highly resistant to harsh chemicals and can withstand sustained intense water pressure making them easy to maintain proper cleanliness for food, medical and other applications that require wash down capabilities.
The unique, SlimLine body and compact wrist design of C3-IP67 robots enable them to be easily installed in compact spaces as required by some food handling as well as medical applications. EPSON C3-IP67 robots are able to meet the demanding space requirements in wash down manufacturing environments by not only providing a small footprint solution with superior workspace usage but also flexibility and superior cycle rates throughout the manufacturing process as well as harsh chemical cleaning process. This means more parts processed in less time while using a fraction of floor space which results in more profits for our customers.
EPSON C3-IP67 robots are available with either our industry leading, True PC Based RC620+ controller or our high performance at a value price Micro PowerDrive RC180 controller. The EPSON True PC Based RC620+ controller provides the power and flexibility of an open architecture solution that EPSON PC based controls are famous for. The EPSON Micro PowerDrive RC180 controller provides a compact size, and reliable solution at an incredibly low cost. Both controllers provide the ultimate experience in ease of use with our powerful EPSON RC+ Controls software and lots of fully integrated options such as: Vision Guidance, .Net support, Profibus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and much much more. Why choose a low performance solution when you can have a high performance EPSON C3-IP67 robot with powerful EPSON controls?
EPSON Robots is the global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of over 26,000 robots and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots based on a common PC based platform. Building on a 27 year heritage, EPSON Robots today delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food processing, medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.epsonrobots.com, or contact us at EPSON Robots, 18300 Central Avenue, Carson, CA 90746, USA.
SOURCE: EPSON Robots