Fanuc launches new SCARA robots

Fanuc has launched a new range of SCARA robots. (See pictures and video below.) Fanuc says its new SCARA robots represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material handling applications. Fanuc, the world’s leading supplier of robotics, CNC and factory automation introduced the new SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots at the … Continue reading Fanuc launches new SCARA robots

Fanuc marks production of 500,000th industrial robot

Fanuc has produced half a million robots, and plans to nearly double its robot production capacity in 2018 Fanuc, the world’s leading supplier of robotics, CNC and factory automation has announced the production of its 500,000th robot. Mike Cicco, president and CEO, Fanuc America, says: “Automation and robotics are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness. “More … Continue reading Fanuc marks production of 500,000th industrial robot

Technical guide: Fanuc panel keyboard keys overview

Contributed by MRO Electric, an independent factory automation distributor  Fanuc Alarm keys: These keys are located on the machine panel that displays alarm intelligence for the machine panel. MRO Electric has several Fanuc part numbers starting with A06B, A20B, and A16B in-stock here. These keys differ from the alarm keys correlated with the control panel. … Continue reading Technical guide: Fanuc panel keyboard keys overview

Fanuc launches new seven-axis robot for automotive spot welding

Fanuc America has demonstrated a new automotive spot welding robot at the recent Fabtech event. The new seven-axis R-1000iA/120F-7B’s design is based on the R-1000iA robot series. (See pictures and video below.) It has a payload of 120 kg and a maximum reach of 2,230 mm. 

Fanuc limits sales as it struggles to deal with too many orders

Fanuc is struggling to cope with the number of orders it is receiving so it is placing some limits on sales, according to a report on Nikkei.  The world’s largest robot maker is benefitting from the rapid growth in demand for robotics in automation systems worldwide, especially in China. As a group, Fanuc is expecting … Continue reading Fanuc limits sales as it struggles to deal with too many orders

As good as a lifelong guarantee: Interview with Fanuc America boss

Exclusive interview with Neil Dueweke, general manager, automotive new domestic and automotive components group, Fanuc America Industrial robotics and automation is a complex area for a someone with no background in engineering or any related disciplines.  Which is why it’s always interesting to ask for the observations of experts who work within the sector. Fanuc has … Continue reading As good as a lifelong guarantee: Interview with Fanuc America boss

Fanuc reports more than 40 per cent increase in profits on strength of China sales

The world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer, Fanuc, says its profits have increased by more than 40 per cent as a result of strong demand from China, according to a report on Nikkei.  The company is currently reporting its financial performance for the six-month period up to September. It says its profits for the period were $750 million, … Continue reading Fanuc reports more than 40 per cent increase in profits on strength of China sales

Fanuc claims its new palletising robot is ‘fastest’ in its class

Fanuc has unveiled a new palletizing robot which it claims is the fastest in its class.  Fanuc is believed the be the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer, and debuted its new robot at Pack Expo a few days ago. The company says the Fanuc M-410iC/110 is “capable of performing 2040 standard palletizing cycles an hour, … Continue reading Fanuc claims its new palletising robot is ‘fastest’ in its class

Fanuc reveals new RoboShot range for precision injection moulding

  Fanuc has revealed its new RoboShot range for precision injection moulding.  The company will be showcasing its RoboShot technology at the forthcoming Fakuma trade fair, in Germany, later this month. Fanuc says that, in recent years, injection moulders have shown an increasing interest in all-electric injection moulding machines with particularly economic energy balance as … Continue reading Fanuc reveals new RoboShot range for precision injection moulding

Kuka to double production capacity in China in bid to overtake ABB and Fanuc

  Kuka is determined to take advantage of its alliance with Chinese household appliances manufacturing giant Midea to become the largest robot maker in China.  Already one of the largest industrial robot manufacturers in the world, Kuka was taken over by Midea some months ago in a move currently being scrutinised by the European Union, … Continue reading Kuka to double production capacity in China in bid to overtake ABB and Fanuc

ABB doubling investment in China to see off challenge from Kuka and surpass Fanuc

  ABB has a significant lead in the industrial robotics and automation market in China, but it seems somewhat wary of Kuka.  The company recently decided it would double its investment in its research and development facility in China, and effectively make it the company’s global R&D HQ. ABB currently employs 17,000 people in 139 … Continue reading ABB doubling investment in China to see off challenge from Kuka and surpass Fanuc

Fanuc launches ‘extremely compact’ new arc welding robot

Fanuc says its new arc welding robot Arc Mate 100iD is “extremely compact” and is the next generation of the Arc Mate Robot Series The new Arc Mate 100iD welding robot is the first model of the new Arc Mate series, succeeding its predecessor Arc Mate 100iC/12.  As of September 2017, the Arc Mate 100iD … Continue reading Fanuc launches ‘extremely compact’ new arc welding robot

Electric cars will change the way industrial robots are used in manufacturing, says Fanuc boss

  With Volvo’s decision to go all electric in its future vehicles, combined with the French government’s decision to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 and similar moves in Germany, the automotive industry is preparing for a tectonic shift in the manufacturing landscape.  The way electric cars are made already differ considerably … Continue reading Electric cars will change the way industrial robots are used in manufacturing, says Fanuc boss

Video: Fanuc open to building manufacturing plant in outer space

The world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer could build a facility in space. In a wide-ranging interview with RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com, recorded at Hannover Messe, Neil Dueweke – who was competing to be heard over a loud musical band in the background – says the company has big ambitions. “Anywhere there’s robotics involved, Fanuc will be there,” says Dueweke. “Space … Continue reading Video: Fanuc open to building manufacturing plant in outer space