Browse by Editorial Category
Browse by Edition Date

January 2018

Skip Navigation Links.
Expand Applying TechnologyApplying Technology
Expand DRO-EncodersDRO-Encoders
Collapse Current NewsCurrent News
ABCO-Automation-and-Visual-Components-Announce-Value-Added-Reseller-Agreement
Accurate-Screw-Machine-Achieves-AS9100-Rev.-D-Certification
ATEK-Metal-Technologies-Expands-Capabilities-in-Northeastern-Iowa
BLM-GROUP-USA-Becomes-a-Corporate-Sponsor-of-Workshops-for-Warriors
Advanced-Adaptive-Control-for-Difficult-to-Machine-Materials
Coldwater-Machine-Improves-Fabrication-Solutions
CTG-Bel-Kur-Enhances-In-House-Capability-with-Equipment-Investment
Design-2-Part-Shows-Announce-2018-Schedule
Schaeffler-and-DMG-MORI-Develop-AM-Processes-for-Roller-Bearing-Components
Machine-Tool-Manufacturer-Celebrates-70th-Anniversary
Eriez-Celebrates-70-Years-of-Partnership-with-Representative-Agency-Dominion-Carolina
FANUC-Marks-Production-of-500000th-Robot
Laser-Metal-Deposition-Technology-Enables-NASA-Rocket-Nozzle-Demonstrator-Development
Die-Sinking-EDM-Ratchets-Up-Efficiency
Gene-Haas-Precision-Machining-Technology-Center-Opens-in-Maine
Hartford-Union-Upgrades-Existing-CNC-Machines
HCC-Advanced-Manufacturing-Conference-Highlights-Training-and-Education
Industry-Experts-Visit-HCC-Global-Energy-Center
HELUKABEL-USA-Inc.-Breaks-Ground-on-New-U.S.-Headquarters
The-Hoffmann-Group-Receives-Brose-Key-Supplier-Recognition-2017
Hudson-Tool-Steel-Installs-Amada-Plate-Band-Saw
The-IFH-Group-West-Installs-Prima-LaserPunch-System
IMPCO-Celebrates-80th-Anniversary
Battery-Maintenance-and-Service
Integro-Technologies-and-SICK-Inc.-Announce-Partnership
Kitagawa-NorthTech-Achieves-ISO-90012015-and-ITAR-Certification
Lincoln-Electric-Announces-New-Training-Center-and-2018-Courses
Gene-Haas-Center-for-Advanced-Automation-at-Lincoln-Tech-Opens-in-Indianapolis
Mastercam-and-Kennametal-Partner-Up-to-Automate-Tooling-for-Customers
Haas-Factory-Outlets-of-Morris-Group-Earn-Haas-Awards
NJMEP-Creates-or-Retains-More-than-31100-Jobsand#160;
North-American-Tool-Earns-Certification
Optomec-Enters-Global-Sales-Partnership-with-Mastercam-Advanced-Software
Ingalls-Shipbuilding-Acquires-Intelligent-Welding-Automation-as-Part-of-its-andquot;Shipyard-of-the-Futureandquot;-Initiative
plusproFace-for-Work-Safety
2017-Awards-of-Excellence-in-Metalforming-Winners-Announced
Renishaw-and-Identify3D-Collaborate-to-Enable-Secure-Digital-Manufacturing
Savigent-Software-Announced-as-First-National-Member-of-CESMII
High-Performance-Tooling-Solutions
Manufacturers-Rep-Southeast-Industrial-Solutions-Opens-in-Atlanta-GA
Simonds-Saw-Attains-ISO-90012015-Certification
SMT-GROUP-Opens-Technical-Sales-Office-at-CU-ICAR
SST-Opens-EDM-Consumables-Facility-in-Connecticut
Surfcam-2018-R1-Reduces-Regeneration-Time
SW-North-America-Opens-Headquarters-in-New-Hudson-MI
TCAmerican-Crane-Company-Becomes-a-Member-of-CMAA
TCI-Powder-Coatings-Gains-Qualicoat-Approval
TRUMPF-Announces-Collaborative-Agreement-with-A3DM-Technologies
TRUMPF-Announces-Sales-Partnership-with-SPI-Lasers-for-North-American-Markets
Unison-Ltd.-and-Pneuform-Machines-Ltd.-Announce-Joint-Venture
United-Performance-Metals-Expands-Connecticut-Facility
New-Wisconsin-Training-Location-for-Edgecam-and-Surfcam-Customers
Milling-Cutter-Boosts-Productivity
Walter-Teams-with-Starrag-for-Turbine-Technology-Days-2017
Wildeck-Announces-Full-Integration-of-Ladder-Industries
Wisconsin-Oven-Ships-Tempering-Batch-Oven
Expand Machinery-Metalcutting-ChipmakingMachinery-Metalcutting-Chipmaking
Expand People In The NewsPeople In The News
Expand Special MachinerySpecial Machinery

show all editions →

Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

FANUC Marks Production of 500,000th Robot



FANUC's new 7-axis R-1000iA/120F-7B robot.

FANUC CORPORATION has announced the production of its 500,000th robot. "Automation and robotics are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness," said Mike Cicco, President and CEO, FANUC America. "More companies are using automation to overcome inefficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity and gain market share. Having sold a half million robots is a key milestone for FANUC, and we are looking forward to expanding our capabilities to keep pace with the growing demand for automation."

FANUC is building a new factory scheduled to open in August 2018. FANUC's new factory will increase its robot capacity from 6,000 to 11,000 units per month.

"The backbone of FANUC's success is our talented workforce - all automation professionals, including an expanding product development team based in Japan and the U.S.," Cicco added. "In addition to highly qualified employees, we offer the most reliable automation products in the marketplace. Everyone at FANUC is very motivated and focused on designing the hardware and software that make our products easy to learn and use for all manufacturers, including the practical application of IIoT technologies."

Recent examples of FANUC's latest products include:

  • The 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 that provides a familiar and easy-to-use experience with intuitive guides for set-up and programming. It also includes tutorials from the main home page that has a design common to FANUC CNCs, enabling easier use of robots.
  • The FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system, which provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for FANUC CNCs and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems.
  • Zero Down Time (iZDT), an application that runs on the FIELD system, is built on the four basic building blocks of factory automation: Mechanical Health, Process Health, Periodic Maintenance and System Health to prevent unplanned downtime. It allows monitoring of real-time production information from connected devices, so a customer can take corrective action before any downtime occurs. As FIELD system and iZDT grow in the marketplace, FANUC will be able to help more customers with intelligent condition-based maintenance reminders and help optimize the performance and life of their robots.
  • MT-LINKi shop floor connectivity suite of software. MT-LINKi is a fully scalable, out-of-the-box machine tool monitoring solution that can monitor, collect and manage data from one to 1,000 machines. MT-LINKi monitors and collects operation and production data using a PC and an Ethernet connection. The software is set up to automatically collect a variety of data, including alarm history, macro variables and signal history, servo/spindle motor currents and temperatures, battery and fan status, feedrate overrides and more.
  • The new 7-axis R-1000iA/120F-7B robot has a payload of 120 kg and a maximum reach of 2,230 mm. The additional axis allows the robot's J2 arm to fold into itself, making it shorter and able to operate in very tight workspaces.

For more information contact:

FANUC America Corporation

3900 West Hamlin Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

888-FANUC-US (326-8287)

www.fanucamerica.com

< back

Email   email