Fanuc to Demonstrate Easy-to-Use, Highly Efficient Automation Solutions at ATX West

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July 27, 2021

Date: August 10-12, 2021

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will demonstrate a variety of automation solutions designed to help manufacturers improve their efficiency and maintain a competitive edge at ATX West in Anaheim, CA in booth #4201.

FANUC’s Robotic Demonstrations

CRX Collaborative Palletizing Demonstration: 

FANUC’s CRX cobot is an easy-to-use and versatile solution for a variety of applications, including palletizing, packing, machine tending, and many more. The CRX collaborative robot offers the same high level of performance that all FANUC products are known for including the latest technologies and world-renowned reliability. Built-in sensors on each axis can allow the CRX cobot to work safely alongside people without the need for expensive guarding. In addition, the CRX can operate for eight years maintenance-free – truly a game changer for companies looking to lower costs and increase productivity.

Another big advantage of the CRX is interactive programming, which enables users to teach points using hand guidance or a new tablet interface with drag and drop icons. The CRX cobot supports several of FANUC’s advanced features including iRVision, and is a perfect fit for any application where collaborative robots can help customers achieve higher efficiencies. Click here to watch the FANUC CRX in a wide range of applications. 

At the show, a FANUC CRX-10iA/L equipped with an iRVision 3DV/200 vision sensor will demonstrate case palletizing. The CRX will use the 3DV sensor to find a box, pick it up from one pallet and place it on another pallet.    

SCARA Robot Demonstrations:

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 3kg, 6kg, 12kg and 20kg payload capacities, and a 400mm – 1100mm reach, respectively. FANUC’s SCARA robots are designed to help customers increase productivity in a number of industries including consumer electronics, auto components, plastics, food and beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing.

The small SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARAs have a compact footprint and space-saving design for maximum efficiency. In addition, the SR-3iA/H and SR-6iA/H are 3-axis variants that provide strong performance and an affordable alternative to small linear slide products.  The higher-payload SR-12iA and SR-20iA provide flexibility with a large vertical stroke, and an Environmental Option for harsh conditions. All of FANUC’s SCARA robots include superior robot motion, high-speed operation and ultimate precision.

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).

Show attendees will have the opportunity to see two SCARA demos at ATX West. First, the new FANUC SR-20iA will pick and transfer fully assembled car batteries between two trays. The demonstration shows the SR-20iA’s ability to handle heavy parts in a wide operating area at high speeds.

In addition, a FANUC SR-12iA SCARA robot with the Environmental Option will pack and unpack bottles of mouthwash. This option includes white epoxy coating, bellow covers, anti-rust bolts and seals, and an IP65 rating to withstand dust and liquids. 

The SR-12iA and SR-20iA SCARA robots provide high inertia and have the ability to lift heavier payloads, maximizing flexibility to handle large work pieces.

Medical Device Assembly featuring the FANUC LR Mate 200iD Robot

An LR Mate 200iD/7C robot, ideal for clean room and food environments will assemble small electronic medical devices (fingertip pulse oximeters). First, the robot uses iRVision to pick plastic top covers and place them onto the bottom housing in the assembly fixture. A robot-mounted FANUC FS-15iA force sensor is used to push and pull the assembly as a quality check. Once the devices are assembled, the parts are disassembled and the process repeats. 

The family of LR Mate 200iD robots is a versatile solution for a wide range of manufacturing operations that require access into small spaces. A very slim (human size) arm and an optional bottom cable exit minimizes interference with peripheral devices. The LR Mate 200iD robots offer a “best in class” work envelope for upright, angle and invert mount installations. The LR Mate 200iD robots are also available with ISO Class 4 clean room and food-grade variants for food handling and healthcare packaging applications.

FANUC’s Factory Automation Demonstration

The Factory Automation division will feature an additive manufacturing demo. Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, has been gaining popularity in industrial manufacturing to create prototypes, tooling and end-use production parts. Applications, including medical implants and aerospace parts, are growing as new hybrid machine tools combine additive manufacturing with CNC machining. The new demo highlights FANUC’s capabilities in this burgeoning market by incorporating a 3-axis machine equipped with a four-extruder head into a plastic 3D printer. FANUC 30i-B CNC equipped with the 21.5” Panel i H Pro will be featured on the machine to demonstrate its custom slicing and post-processing capabilities.

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