Epson VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis Robot Wins Control Engineering’s “Engineers’ Choice” Award in Robotics

Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced that the Epson’s VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot captured the coveted Control Engineering “Engineers’ Choice” Award in the Robotics Category. Control Engineering, part of CFE Media, awarded products in 29 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products introduced in 2019, as chosen by print and online subscribers.

CARSON, Calif., - Feb. 5, 2020 - Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced that the Epson's VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot captured the coveted Control Engineering "Engineers' Choice" Award in the Robotics Category. Control Engineering, part of CFE Media, awarded products in 29 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products introduced in 2019, as chosen by print and online subscribers.


Available at the low cost of $13,900, Epson's VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot is a new entry-level offering to the award-winning 6-Axis line up, This new solution can be deployed into many applications that were once deemed too costly for automation with 6-Axis robots. With a built-in controller, a reach up to 900 mm and a payload up to 6 kg, this compact, easy-to-install robot is ideal for a wide range of simple transfer applications. Machine-tool and injection molding load/unload, pick-and-place, dispensing and simple assembly projects are excellent jobs for the VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot. The VT6L is also available in Cleanroom (ISO 4) and in Protected (IP67) installation environments.

"Innovative solutions such as Epson's VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis robot can help solve the most pressing challenges in automation," said Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager. "Continuous improvements among leading technology providers such as Epson ensures that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete—and win—in today's global economy."

"We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award from such a reputable publication again this year," said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for Epson Robots. "We strive to offer the most innovative and highest quality robotics solutions to meet the needs of our customers and this recognition underscores that we are continuously fulfilling that goal."

About the recognition
More than 100 product nominations from 57 companies were entered for consideration in the 2020 Engineers' Choice Awards. Control Engineering subscribers voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Engineers' Choice Award winners and honorable mentions were named in 29 categories. Awards will be presented as part of the 2020 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing event held on April 27, 2020, in Chicago.

For a full list of winners, please visit https://www.controleng.com/articles/2020-engineers-choice-awards/

About Control Engineering
Control Engineering (www.controleng.com) is the leader in connecting the global industrial engineering audience through the coverage of and education about automation, control and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner through online and print media and in-person events. Control Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and Plant Engineering are part of CFE Media LLC, located in Downers Grove, Ill. CFE stands for Content for Engineers (www.cfemedia.com)

About Epson Robots
Epson Robots is a global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with well over 85,000 units sold worldwide1 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 35-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. For more information, visit www.epsonrobots.com

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics, and is underpinned by original microdevices. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than U.S. $10 billion.

For over 30 years, Epson's advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson's Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

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