The Motoman ERC Teach Pendant

Sep 26, 2013

The Motoman ERC teach pendant has been around for many years. The ERC teach pendant was one of the first that was released in 1988.


While there are many pen­dants out there that have been around for many years, the Motoman ERC teach pen­dant is one of the grand­dad­dies of them all. This mod­el, which looked more like a com­put­er mon­i­tor than today’s mod­ern teach pen­dant, worked with the K series robots from Motoman, which released in 1988.

The ERC pen­dant, part num­bers JZNC-MPP20E and JZNC-MPP21E, con­trolled up to 12 axes, more than any oth­er teach pen­dant at that time. The Motoman ERC also had seam track­ing and mul­ti-lay­er func­tions, mak­ing exter­nal sen­sors and track­ing devices obsolete.

The JZNCMPP20E teach pen­dant weighed 0.9kg, heav­ier than lat­er mod­els, and was equipped with a small­er dis­play than the lat­er hand­held mod­els, and could dis­play only 12 char­ac­ters at a time. The ERC JZNCMPP21E also had a three-posi­tion dead­mans han­dle as a safe­ty measure.

As men­tioned above, the Motoman ERC JZNC MPP20E was a step in the right direc­tion for Motoman. While it was the grand­fa­ther of the MRC, and lat­er mod­els like the XRC and beyond, it was def­i­nite­ly an ear­ly mod­el that was ground­break­ing for its time.

Robots​.com has access to parts for the ERC robot con­troller and pen­dant. If you are in need of spare parts, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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