The newly designed R series is going to gradually replace the Kawasaki F series. The first robot of this series - the RS20N - offers a reach of 1,725 mm and a payload capacity of 20 kg. The max. speed amounts to 11.5 m/sec granting a repeatability of ± 0.05 mm. As for the previous robot series, the main focus was put on a slim and functional design as well as internal wiring in order to allow for automation in extremely confined work zones with minimal interfering contours - just as you might expect from Kawasaki. The new E controller foregoes the use of a Windows operating system like before, offers a high virus security hand in hand with an excellent operation and process stability and short start-up times. The integration of a USB interface facilitates the data exchange while the high accuracy of ± 0.05 mm is achieved through the use of 17 bit encoders. AN 8 MB RAM allows for storing programs with up to 80,000 job steps. Thanks to the High Performance CPU board, the efficiency and performance of this control with regard to processing application and add-on programs (non-motion process control, PLC functionality) could drastically be increased. Storage and loading processes are executed at considerably higher speed. The new hardware design, a service-oriented modular configuration as well as the integration of an error diagnosis tool enable the customer to clearly improve MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) and MTTR (Mean Time To Repair).