Epson Robots Named \"First Team\" Honoree\" in the Eight Annual \"Leadership in Automation\" Awards

20 March 2019

CARSON, Calif., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 third consecutive year as a First Team category leader in the 2019 Leadership in Automation program. Epson was awarded the 2019 First Team Honoree in the categories of Robotics and Vision Systems. In 2017 and 2018, Epson was awarded First Team Honoree in the Robotics category. 

First Team Leadership in Automation Award

Automation World, the leading business magazine serving automation professionals, launched this community-based program in January 2012. Automation professionals were invited to vote for their favorite automation vendors in unaided-recall surveys. Over two dozen categories are featured, representing 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.

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 strive to offer the most innovative and highest 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 in two important categories."

Recently introduced innovative solutions from Epson Robots include the Epson Force Guide, a tightly integrated force control system that allows Epson Robots to sense and make precision moves using force feedback data, and the SynthisTM T6 All-in-One SCARA robot. Available at $9,495, the T6 comes with a built-in controller, a new technology feature that helps reduce space requirements and simplify setup and offers an integrated vision guidance option, Vision Guide, which is designed specifically for robot guidance making it easy to automate simple applications when vision is required.

Fully integrated within the Epson RC+® development environment for easy configuration and calibration, Epson Vision Guide features a point-and-click interface that makes it simple for users of all levels. It also features wizards and auto calibration methods, plus a combination robot/vision simulator for rapid offline testing. With a single point of support for both robots and vision guidance, Epson Vision Guide allows for fast development and simplified maintenance. 

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees are recognized in Automation World's January 2019 issue, available here:

About Epson Robots

Epson Robots is a global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of well over 85,000 robots worldwide 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 connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

Note: EPSON and Epson RC+ are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson. Synthis is a trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.


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