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Fanuc to demonstrate cobots and automation technology at Westec 2019

Fanuc America, supplier of robotics, CNCs and robomachines will demonstrate robotic and automation solutions for the aerospace, medical, industrial machinery and consumer goods industries at Westec 2019, 24-26 September in Long Beach, California, USA.

It will show the Fanuc CR-15iA collaborative robot, which uses iRVision to locate a part and then loads it into a chuck to simulate machining. The robot unloads the part and the cycle repeats.

Fanuc’s CR-7iA collaborative robot will demonstrate a variety of pre-programmed movements. Visitors will be able to use the hand-guidance mode, which allows them to instruct the robot to perform different movements and record paths.

Fanuc’s series of power and force limiting collaborative robots can handle 4-35 kg payloads and a 550-1813 mm reach. The cobots are equipped with Fanuc’s iHMI intuitive touch screen user interface that includes step-by-step programming instructions right from the teach pendant.

Simple and straightforward programming helps reduce costs associated with operator training, minimises setup time and increases system productivity, says the company.

In addition, the Hand Guidance feature allows operators to teach a collaborative robot by leading it through paths at the press of a button and/or use it to lift heavy objects manually.

The company’s six cobot models can work safely alongside people in a variety of industrial/manufacturing jobs including machine tending, dispensing, inspection, kitting, palletizing, e-commerce, and more.

A Fanuc SR-3iA Scara robot will use iRVision circular tracking to pick fuses from a moving circular disc and place them on an outfeed conveyor. Circular tracking allows a compact system layout and minimises product damage by eliminating unnecessary handling.