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 now, … 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

Fanuc launches R-30iB Plus robot controller

Fanuc is introducing its new R-30iB Plus robot controller at the annual Fanuc Open House event on April 10-13 at its headquarters in Japan. The new R-30iB Plus controller features a new iPendant with an enhanced screen resolution and processing capability. The user interface, iHMI, has an icon-based screen which provides a familiar and easy-to-use … Continue reading Fanuc launches R-30iB Plus robot controller

Fanuc leads rising tide of industrial automation in the US

The ongoing global trend towards greater industrial automation is being reflected in an increase in the number of industrial robots into the US.  According to a report by Panjiva, a global trade platform, the upswing is likely to continue. Chris Rogers, Panjiva research analyst, says industrial robot manufacturer has been one of the leading beneficiaries. 

Pearson becomes Fanuc certified servicing integrator

Pearson says its technicians have complete Fanuc’s extensive training program and earn a “hard-to-come-by accreditation” to perform robotic troubleshooting and repair work Pearson Packaging Systems, a provider of automation solutions and longstanding Fanuc partner, has become a Fanuc-certified servicing integrator.  Pearson is now able to augment its service offering to customers by taking full responsibility for diagnosing issues … Continue reading Pearson becomes Fanuc certified servicing integrator

Fanuc launches two new small collaborative robots to go with its big heavy one

Fanuc has introduced a range of new collaborative robots – the CR-4iA and CR-7iA table-top size collaborative robots – and its CR-35iA heavy-payload collaborative robot. The CR-7iA, CR-7iA/L, and CR-4iA collaborative robots follow the launch of the larger CR-35iA collaborative robot. Greg Buell, product manager, Fanuc America, says: “Our collaborative robots are equipped with highly-sensitive contact detection … Continue reading Fanuc launches two new small collaborative robots to go with its big heavy one

Industrial cloud: Fanuc showcases new Field IoT system for manufacturing

Robotics and automation giant Fanuc has demonstrated its new Fanuc Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (Field) system at IMTS. The company says Field provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for Fanuc CNC (computer-numerical control machine, similar to a computer), and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems. Fanuc claims the Field system allows applications such … Continue reading Industrial cloud: Fanuc showcases new Field IoT system for manufacturing

Fanuc showcases new collaborative robot at Automatica

Fanuc, the robot manufacturer with the largest number of robots installed around the world, is showcasing is new collaborative robot at the Automatica event.  The Fanuc CR-7iA was announced as a prototype some months ago, and this is one of the few times it has been shown to the public. Fanuc says mechanics correspond to that of … Continue reading Fanuc showcases new collaborative robot at Automatica

Fanuc developing industrial internet of everything

Fanuc is developing a machine-to-machine network that will connect just about every piece of equipment in a manufacturing plant.  The Fanuc Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (Field) system is an industrial internet of things network that will be aimed at automakers. Fanuc already provides General Motors with a global IIoT platform to manage and maintain the … Continue reading Fanuc developing industrial internet of everything

Fanuc to open new industrial robot facilities and restructure business locations

The world’s largest industrial robot company is restructuring its business operations. Fanuc America will open four new facilities, relocate three facilities to larger offices, and add three new regional training centers in 2016. The expansion will allow the company to better serve its growing customer base, says Fanuc.