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Machine Tending with High-Speed Robot

FANUC America recently demonstrated ROBODRILL machine tending with a high-speed FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot.

A fenceless FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot loaded raw parts into the new high-speed ROBODRILL a-D14SiB5 machine tool. Proximity sensors indicated when a part was present at the end of a chute, and the raw part was picked. The raw part, a rectangular aluminum block that was fed into the ROBODRILL system, was then cut with a specific program to form a business card holder. The LR Mate 200iD then unloaded the part and placed it onto an outbound conveyor.

The family of LR Mate 200iD robots is a versatile solution for a wide range of manufacturing operations that require access into small spaces. A slim arm and an optional bottom cable exit minimize interference with peripheral devices. "The LR Mate 200iD robots offer a best in class work envelope for both upright and invert mount installations," said a company spokesperson. The LR Mate 200iD robots are also available with ISO Class 4 clean room and food-grade variants for food handling and healthcare packaging applications.

LR Mate 200iD features and benefits:

  • Slim arm and compact footprint minimize interference to peripheral devices in narrow spaces
  • Available in three variations: standard, short and long arm
  • Four to seven kg wrist load capacity with 6-axis articulation
  • Work envelope simplifies system layout
  • Fast joint axes speeds maximize system throughput
  • Integrated 24VDC power, signal and air for easy end-of-arm-tool connection
  • Integrated through-arm cable option for iRVision, force sensing, Ethernet and auxiliary axes
  • Flexible mounting (upright, invert, angle)
  • High rigidity and advanced servo technology enable smooth motion at high speeds.
  • Easy integration into machines
  • Light mechanical unit
  • IP67 rating allows operation in factory environments with dust and oil mist
  • The latest R-30iB Mate Plus controller features an intuitive iPendant with enhanced screen resolution and more processing capability compared to previous versions.

FANUC iRVision is an integrated, plug-and-go vision system that runs on the standard CPU of every FANUC R-30iB Plus controller without any additional hardware. A single source solution developed and supported by FANUC, iRVision offers easy set-up and operation for factory environments requiring 2-D and 3-D guidance, error proofing, visual tracking and quality control.

For more information contact:

FANUC America Corporation

3900 West Hamlin Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

888-FANUC-US (326-8287)

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