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Compact SCARA Robots Offer Speed, Precision



FANUC Corporation has introduced the new SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots that 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 space savings.

"Our new SCARA robots represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material handling applications," said Nishant Jhaveri, Engineering Manager, small and SCARA Robots, FANUC America. "With the addition of SCARA robots to our small robot lineup, we are 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 3 kg payload, 400 mm reach and 200 mm stroke, and the SR-6iA has a 6 kg payload, 650 mm reach and 210 mm stroke. "Motion performance for FANUC's new SCARA robots are best-in-class," added Jhaveri.

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 integrated iRVision, force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity, integrated safety and other software options. FANUC's new SCARA iRProgrammer software interface is easy to use for programming with tablets or PCs, and can be accessed via a web browser.

"The FANUC SCARAs are built on the same world-renowned platform as our entire product line," said 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 are able to provide our customers with a well-rounded selection of small robots."

FANUC SCARA robot features and benefits include:

 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 workpieces

 Generous vertical stroke makes it possible to perform assembly, packaging and handling operations

 Bottom cable exit (optional) provides cable protection and saves 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-based iRProgrammer user interface for intuitive and easy robot set-up 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 additional cost

 Same high performance intelligent software options across the entire FANUC robot line, including iRVision (integrated vision), force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity and integrated safety.

For more information contact:

FANUC America Corporation

3900 West Hamlin Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

888-FANUC-US (326-8287)

www.fanucamerica.com/SCARA

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