External Control Point (ECP) —
Usually, the tool centre point is always defi ned relating to the robot fl ange. For applications such as deburring or dosing, however, during which the work piece is guided by the robot, the tool coordinate system is permanently anchored. To solve that problem, there is Epson ECP. ECP allows to comfortably and precisely guide the work piece contour along an external point.
And you also get the following advantages:
• Teaching corner travelling is much easier since orientation changes of the work piece relate to the point of current processing.
• For curve travels, very few positions must be teached.
• Speed defi ned in the program relates to the relative motion between work piece and external work piece
working point so that e.g. dosing is also executed evenly at different speeds.