Industrial automation

EPSON RC700 Robot Controller

New Generation

The RC700 is the new generation of EPSON robot controllers. Is is the standard controller of the C4 and H-Series robots. The RC700 includes everything that is needed to operate the robots. Its capabilities can be expanded with numerous options.

One for All

The RC700 can do the same as it predecessors (RC180 and RC620). It can act as a central controller, operating up to 3 different robots. Programming is done on an external PC, under the Windows based EPSON RC+ software.

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EPSON RC700 robot controller (front) EPSON RC700 robot controller: possibilities TP1 teach pendant TP2 teach pendant


EPSON RC700 Robot Controller :: the standard
Model RC700
For which robot? 6-axis: C4
Robot / Controller with Drive Unit SCARA: maximum 3 pcs.
6-axis: maximum 3 pcs.
Industrial PC external industrial PC connectivity
Power/Signal cable length (m) standard: 3 m
optional: 5m, 10m or 20m
Programming EPSON RC+ 7.x
runs under Windows
Programming Language SPEL+ (multitasking)
Software options RC+ API 7.0
External Control Point Motion (ECP)
Conveyor tracking / Pulse generating
Force sensing
GUI Builder
Interface 1 x USB memory (for backup)
1 x USB programming
2 x 10/100 base T-Ethernet (network)
I/O: 24/16 standard (8/8 as remote)
1 x RS-232C
Expansions I/O 4 option cards:
on each card: +24 inputs / +16 outputs
Fieldbus, slave 1 option card:
RS-232C 2 option cards:
on each card 4 x RS-232 channels
Pulse Generator 4 option cards:
on each card 4 channels
Vision system CV1 Compact Vision + cameras
programming inside EPSON RC+
Other hardware options TP1 teach pendant
TP2 teach pendant
Power requirements main AC 200-240, single phase 50/60Hz
power max. 2500 VA (depending on robot)
Humidity 20% - 80%, non-condensing
Dimensions controller (mm) 380 x 350 x 180
drive unit for additional robots (mm)
Weight (kg) 11
Safety EMERGENCY STOP button, safety door entry, low power mode, generator brake
error detection: encoder cable disconnection
detections: Motor overload, motor speed error, irregular motor torque (manipulator out of control), overheating of a motor driver module, positioning overrun - servo error, speed overrun - servo error, CPU error, memory checksum error, relay drop-out, excess voltage, mains voltage outage, temperature deviation, fan error
Standard CE
ANSI RIA R15.06-1999
EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC


for the RC700 Robot Controller

P/S Cable:
longer Power and Signal cable option in 5 or 10 meter length;
Teach Pendant:
EPSON TP1, TP2 or TP3 Teach Pendants can be used to teach/re-teach points of the robot without the need to connect the programming PC;
Drive Unit:
external drive unit, to control additional robots;
I/O option:
additional inputs and outputs to increase the number of digital I/Os;
Serial Connection:
RS-232C option (with 2 channels per card);
Fieldbus, slave:
communication cards (slave): Profibus-DP, ProfiNet, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, CC-Link;
Fieldbus, slave:
communication cards (master) with external PC: DeviceNet, Profibus, Ethernet/IP;
Conveyor Tracking:
conveyor tracking option, for tracking parts moving on a conveyor belt;
Pulse Generating:
pulse generating cards;
Compact Vision:
EPSON's own smart camera system that can be programmed from the robot's own software. Up to 6 cameras can be connected;
PV1 PC Vision:
camera recognition system for external PCs, with the ability to program from within the EPSON RC+, with up to 8 different cameras;
optical character recognition;
GUI Builder:
license to build Windows based User Interface to control the robotic cell;
license to integrate robot controls into Your Windows applications;
External Control Point license;
Force Sensing:
allowing real-time force sensing on the robot;
Security License:
ability to define different user levels, track usage (operation hours, changes, etc.);


Simple to understand programming language: SPEL+

EPSON robot programming is done in a Windows-based programming environment called EPSON RC+. The programming language itself is called SPEL+.
SPEL+ is very similar to BASIC. It is quick to learn and easy to understand. After programming and compiling in EPSON RC+, the program is transferred to the robot controller. From that point, the controller controlls the robot (without the need of the PC).

Do you need to control other devices as well? No problem. SPEL+ can do a lot more than just robot control. It is a multitasking language, capable of controlling task parallel or independent of the robot.

Complex motion control

SPEL+ includes a wide range ot motion commands: PTP (point-to-point motion), linear motion, CP (continuous path motion), etc. or special motion commands such as Jump or Palletizing commands.

Robot Simulator, to plan ahead

With the use of the 3D robot simulator, you can plan ahead, design and simulate your application before your robot even arrives. Inside EPSON RC+ you can add 3D models to model your robotic cell, and check the cycle times. You can run study and verify your concept ideal before having to manufacture anything.

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Camera Systems

EPSON's integrated vision systems

You can choose form a wide range of camera systems offered by the automation industry. But EPSON also provides its own solution. EPSON's vision systems are integrated with the robot's software, making it easy to connect and to access all the parameters and results of the camera system.

CV1, Compact Vision

The CV1 (Compact Vision) controller connects to the robot controller via Ethernet. Programming is done from inside EPSON RC+.
The CV1 supports up to 2 x EPSON USB cameras (VGA, 1.3MP or 5MP).

CV2, Compact Vision

The CV2 connect to the robot controller via Ethernet connection. The CV2 offers quicker processing and supports high speed GigE cameras for faster data transfers. Programming is done inside EPSON RC+. The CV2 supports up to 4 x GigE cameras and up to 2 x USB cameras at the same time.

PV1, PC Vision (for RC700 only)

The EPSON PV1 is a customizable option. It is installed on a Windows PC, that connects to the robot controller. The processing speed is the function of the hardware used. The PV1 support up to 8 x EPSON GigE cameras which are available in different color modes or resolutions.

Please click here for more information about EPSON's Vision Systems.

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