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Fanuc debuts high-speed material handling robot

The SR-3iA offers a 3kg payload, 400-mm reach, and 200-mm stroke, and the SR-6iA has a 6kg payload, 650-mm reach and 210-mm stroke.

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FANUC’s new SCARA robots feature high-speed, precise operation for pick and place, assembly, testing/inspection and packaging processes in a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, auto component, plastics, food and beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing. A compact, lightweight design provides significant space savings.

“Our new SCARA robots represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material handling applications,” says Nishant Jhaveri, engineering manager, small and SCARA robots, FANUC America. “With the addition of SCARA robots to our small robot lineup, we’re able to provide customers with a cost-effective solution to achieve higher productivity, even when micron-level tolerances are required.”

The SR-3iA offers a 3kg payload, 400-mm reach, and 200-mm stroke, and the SR-6iA has a 6kg payload, 650-mm reach and 210-mm stroke. “Motion performance for FANUC’s new SCARA robots are best-in-class,” Jhaveri says.

Powered by the new R-30iB Compact Plus controller, the new SCARA robots offer the same intelligence and reliability available on all FANUC robots, including integratediRVision, force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity, integrated safety, and most other software options. FANUC’s new SCARAiRProgrammer software interface is easy to use for programming with Tablets or PCs, and can be accessed via a Web browser.

“The FANUC SCARA’s are built on the same world-renowned platform as our entire product line,” says Jhaveri. “With over a half-million robots installed globally, FANUC is a household name in manufacturing. Now, with the addition of SCARAs to our product lineup, we’re able to provide our customers with a well-rounded selection of small robots.”

FANUC SCARA Robot Features and Benefits

  • Ultra-compact footprint and slim profile minimizes interference with peripheral devices.
  • Two models available: SR-3iA (400-mm. reach) and SR-6iA (650-mm. reach).
  • Lightweight design enables easy system integration and continuous fast operation.
  • High inertia capacity maximizes flexibility to handle large work pieces.
  • Generous vertical stroke makes it possible to perform assembly, packaging and handling operations.
  • Bottom cable exit (optional) provides cable protection, and saves valuable floor space for higher efficiency.
  • Integral air lines, 24VDC power and I/O signal cables, and solenoid valves (optional) simplify system integration and reduce overall cost.
  • Brake release switch on the robot’s arm allows easy error recovery.
  • New high-performance R-30iB Compact Plus controller requires minimal space and allows layout and installation flexibility.
  • New web-basediRProgrammer user interface for intuitive and easy robot setup and programming on a Tablet or PC (Teach Pendant is optional).
  • Standard CE/NRTL compliance on the R-30iB Compact Plus controller allows global deployment without any additional cost.
  • Same high-performance intelligent software options across the entire FANUC robot line, includingiRVision (Integrated Vision), force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity and integrated safety.

FANUC’s SCARA robots will be available in North America in Q1 2018.

See a video overview of FANUC’s new SR-series SCARA robots. (Link to video). For more information, contact FANUC

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