FANUC CR-15iA OverviewThe CR-15iA is one of FANUC’s latest collaborative robots. The FANUC CR-15iA is a 6-axis cobot capable of handling objects up to 15 kg. It is designed for a variety of applications including assembly, dispensing, part transfer, picking, packaging, and machine loading. The CR-15iA features a small footprint, making it an ideal choice for those with limited floorspace. It also allows for additional mounting options besides floor with angle and upside-down options. These additional mounting options allow for further space savings and increased part access. The CR-15iA pairs with FANUC’s R-30iB Plus controls or their R-30ib+ mate controls. This robot is similar in payload and reach to the non-collaborative FANUC M-10ia
The FANUC CR-15iA allows for operation within close proximity to human workers without the need for safety fencing. In fact, the CR-15iA is capable of collaborating with human workers to complete applications safely and without incident. It is equipped with safety sensors that signal the robot to come to a complete stop if it comes in contact with a worker. Additional collision protection is provided with the robot’s special green foam coating. The CR-15iA is certified to meet the requirements of the international standard ISO-10218-1. Not only can the FANUC CR-15iA work safely alongside humans, but it can also be programmed through hand guidance. The hand guidance option allows for easy programming through manual hand guided movements of the industrial robot. The CR-15iA is then able to replicate those same motions to complete the desired task.