ROCHESTER HILLS — Fanuc America Corp., the Rochester Hills-based supplier of robotics and factory automation, said Monday that its parent company, Oshino, Japan-based Fanuc Corp., set a new record for production in 2015, with more than 400,000 robots sold worldwide during the year.
“Over the last several years, there’s been an increasing global demand to implement the latest technologies in factories,” said Mike Cicco, vice president, Fanuc America. “This demand has stimulated production of industrial robots in general, and has played a major role in Fanuc achieving this milestone, and maintaining our position as the world’s number one supplier of factory automation and industrial robots.”
Cicco said the popularity of the R-2000iC familiy of industrial robots, pedestal and rack-mount robots with a variety of payloads designed for material handling and welding application, helped drive the sales record. So did the LR Mate 200iD mini-robot, designed for manufacturing applications in tight spaces, and the new CR-35iA, the industry’s first 35-kilogram (77-pound) wrist capacity robot designed to work alongside people without the need for safety fences. The CR-35iA was developed to help manufacturers solve ergonomic challenges by handling applications that are physically demanding for humans, such as heavy lifting.
Besides its Rochester Hills headquarters, Fanuc America has United States locations in Atlanta, Ga., Boston, Mass., Charlotte, N.C., Chicago; Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Pine Brook, N.J. and San Francisco; Montreal and Toronto, Canada; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Aguascalientes and Mexico City, Mexico.
More at www.fanucamerica.com.