Fanuc expands robot line

ROCHESTER HILLS—Fanuc America, a supplier of factory automation and robotics, announced an expansion of its line of high-performance Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robots, offering more reach and payload options to companies with assembly, packaging, pick and place, and inspection processes.

Fanuc’s family of 4-axis SCARA robots has grown to include the SR-3iA, SR-6iA, SR-12iA, and new SR-20iA models with 3-kilogram (6.6-pound), 6-kilogram (13.2-pound), 12-kilogram (26.4-pound), and 20-kilogram (44-pound) payload capacities, and a 400-millimeter (1.3-foot) to 1,100-millimeter (3.6-foot) reach, respectively.

“FANUC’s SCARA robots provide great solutions when speed and repeatability are essential,” said Eric Potter, director of FANUC’s general industry and automotive engineering segments. “Our SCARA robots are designed to help customers increase productivity in a number of industries including consumer electronics, auto components, plastics, food & beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing.”

Powered by the R-30iB Compact Plus controller, FANUC’s SCARA robots have the same intelligence and reliability that’s available on all FANUC robots, including integrated iRVision, conveyor tracking (iRPickTool), and most other software options. FANUC’s latest SCARA iRProgrammer user interface makes it easy to setup and program the robot on a Tablet or PC (Teach Pendant is optional).

“With over 715,000 robots installed globally, FANUC is a household name in manufacturing. Now, with our expansive line of SCARAs we’re able to help more companies solve their manufacturing issues,” Potter said.

FANUC America Corp. is a subsidiary of FANUC Corp.in Japan, and provides industry-leading CNC systems, robotics and factory automation. Fanuc’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability. More at www.fanucamerica.com .

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