What are Some of the Latest Robots From FANUC?
FANUC is one of the top robotic manufacturers in the world. Over the years they have produced popular robot models including the Arcmate 120ic, R-2000ib, and LR Mate 200ic. Just because FANUC has seen incredible success with their past industrial robots, does not mean they stop improving. Many of FANUC’s latest robot launches have built upon the success of some of their previous industrial robots with new innovations, features, and capabilities.
FANUC CR RobotsFANUC entered the collaborative robot market with the launch of the CR-35iA in 2015. The CR-35iA features the heaviest payload capacity of any cobot at 35 kg. A few years later they expanded from one collaborative robot to several, creating the CR series. The series now includes the CR-4ia, CR-7ia, CR-15ia, and CR-7ia. The additional FANUC cobots are designed for lightweight payload automation. The FANUC cobots feature a similar design to their traditional industrial robots, only with a bright green exterior, rounder edges, and the elimination of pinch points.
FANUC M-20iD RobotsLast year FANUC expanded its M-20iD handling series with the addition of two new models, the M-20iD/35 and the M-20iD/12L. The M-20iD/35 is the handling counterpart to FANUC’s Arc Mate 120iD/35 welding robot. It features a payload of 35 kg and a reach of 1,831 mm. It is ideal for automating medium payload material handling, part transfer, and machine loading applications. It features an improved drive train for the handling of heavier payloads at high inertias. It can also withstand harsh conditions with a fully IP67 protected arm and wrist.
The M-20iD/12L features a 12 kg payload capacity with an extended reach of 2,272 mm. Its arm and wrist are hollow for internalized cable routing which minimizes maintenance and reduces cable interference for a more reliable operation.