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Fanuc to Demonstrate a Wide Range of CNC and Robotic Solutions at Fabtech

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will showcase its latest automation solutions to help drive the future of manufacturing at FABTECH 2021 in Chicago, Ill. See the company in booth #B23022 in the North Hall, and booth #D45535 in the East Hall’s painting pavilion.

Robotic Demonstrations

  • Adaptive Arc Welding: A collaborative robot system will demonstrate how to help welding customers address gap conditions. First, an operator loads coupons and sets variable gaps of 0-1.5 millimeters between the work pieces.  Next, a CR-15iA collaborative robot uses FANUC’s Seam Tracking software with SERVO ROBOT’s FUJI-CAM 2.0 sensor to communicate the gap conditions to the robot, which then performs adaptive welding. The adaptive process has the ability to change weaving amplitude, weave frequency, travel speed, wire feed speed, trim, as well as positional bias in X,Y,Z directions.

The demonstration also features the Lincoln Electric Power Wave® R450 robotic power source with the Advanced Module using the GMAW Pulse process.

FANUC’s CRX collaborative arc welding robot reportedly offers the same high level of performance that FANUC ARC Mate robots are known for including the latest technologies and world-renowned reliability. Built-in sensors on each axis can allow the CRX welding cobot to work safely alongside people without the need for expensive guarding. In addition, the CRX can operate for eight years maintenance-free, which is a major advantage for companies looking to lower costs and increase productivity.

The CRX is extremely easy to use. Interactive programming allows operators to teach weld joints using hand guidance or a new tablet interface with drag and drop icons. The CRX welding cobot supports several of FANUC’s advanced features including iRVision, Torch Angle Control, Touch Sensing and Thru Arc Seam Tracking (TAST). The CRX is shown with Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave® R450 robotic power source, and the new Lincoln Electric Smart Torch.

In addition, Lincoln Electric’s Fab-Pack® Cobot Guru™ featuring FANUC’s CRX will offer attendees a hands-on experience of this new collaborative robot welding solution.

Painting:

The FANUC P-40iA is the latest in the paint robot series. Ideal for a variety of painting and coating applications, the six-axis P-40iA offers the same reliability and proven technology as all FANUC products.

In addition to being easy to use, the P-40iA robot is extremely flexible to accommodate small lot sizes, new styles and other modifications, providing customers an affordable and versatile solution. Slim and lightweight, the P-40iA robot offers a variety of mounting positions, which helps companies challenged with small and narrow workspaces.

  • Spotwelding: The R-2000iD/210FH spot welding robot is the latest model in a large family of industrial robots offering a variety of payloads and reaches. The robot reportedly offers a compact design with a hollow arm for better cable management, which minimizes interference with system equipment and allows the robot to operate in tight workspaces. Featuring a 210-kilogram payload and 2605-millimeter reach, the R-2000iD/210FH is ideal for spot welding and material handling

Also featured will be FANUC’s latest R-30iB Plus controller with an intuitive iPendant for easy setup and operation.

FANUC will participate in two technology sessions including:

  • F34: Laser Ecosystems for Fiber Laser Cutting & Surface Cleaning on Tuesday, September 14, 8:00 -9:30 AM. Michael Sharpe, Laser Business Development Manager to present: Laser Ecosystem – Dynamics Through Full Digital Control; and
  • F202: Automation for Metal & Finishing Processes on Wednesday, September 15, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Barton Faylor, Senior Industry Marketing/Program Manager to present: CAD to Path Robot Programming. Is it Myth or Reality?

For more information, visit https://www.fanucamerica.com.

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