CARSON, Calif., – Feb. 12 2020 – Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced it was recognized by PMMI Media Group’s Automation World magazine for the fourth consecutive year as a ‘First Team’ category leader in the 2020 Leadership in Automation program. Automation World, a leading business magazine serving automation professionals, launched this community-based program in 2011. Automation professionals were invited to vote for their favorite automation vendors in unaided-recall surveys.


Over two dozen categories are featured that represent the wide variety of automation

technologies, software and products in use by today’s manufacturing professionals across the discrete, batch and continuous process manufacturing industries. Epson Robots won a place on the 2020 First Team in the Robots category.


Kurt Belisle, publisher of Automation World, shares his enthusiasm. “We’re pleased to recognize the First Team Honorees who offer both excellent customer service and best-in-class product innovation. We appreciate the end-users who took the time to vote for their favorite solution providers. Congratulations to the honorees!”


“We pride ourselves on our innovation and in delivering high quality robotics solutions along with excellent customer service," said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for Epson Robots. “Automation World delivers insightful coverage about industrial automation and is a highly regarded publisher—we are delighted its readers have chosen us as one of their preferred robotics suppliers.”


Recent Innovations from Epson Robots

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.


Epson’s IntelliFlex™ Feeding Systems deliver simplistic and affordable feeding solutions that are innovative alternatives to the currently-available bowl and flexible feeder solutions. The integration of Epson robots, feeder and vision system into a single development environment dramatically reduces development time, giving manufacturers operational efficiency with quick part changeovers. The line up now includes two versions, the IntelliFlex 240 (support parts from 5 to 40mm) and IntelliFlex 530 (supports parts from 30 -150 mm).

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees are recognized in Automation World’s January 2020 issue:


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


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.


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1 Epson internal sales data through 2019.

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