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SCARA Robots Offer High-Speed Assembly, Packaging and Circular Tracking

FANUC's SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots feature high-speed, precise operation for pick & 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.

Samples of FANUC SCARA applications include:

  • Electronic component assembly: A wall-mounted SR-3iA SCARA robot uses iRVision to check presence and pick odd-form electronic components from a tray and place them on a circuit board. The robot disassembles the circuit board by picking the various components and placing them back into the tray. The FANUC SCARA's speed and performance coupled with integrated iRVision makes it suitable for electronics assembly and other high-precision applications.
  • Battery assembly: A FANUC SR-3iA robot uses iRVision to pick battery cells from a magazine tray and place them into an assembly module at very high speeds. Once two assembly modules are complete, the robot unpacks the battery cells and the cycle repeats.
  • Visual circular tracking: An SR-3iA uses iRVision circular tracking to pick fuses from a moving circular disc and place them on an outfeed conveyor. Circular tracking allows a compact system layout and minimizes product damage by eliminating unnecessary handling.
  • High-speed packing and unpacking: Two SR-6iA robots perform high-speed packing and unpacking. One SR-6iA robot continuously picks quart-sized cans of heavy magnetic primer from an indexing ring and packs them into boxes. A second indexing ring circulates full boxes to a second robot that continuously unpacks cans and returns them to the first indexing ring. Both indexing rings are driven by FANUC servo motors controlled by the Power Motion i-MODEL A multi-process control, with full communication between both robots and the Power Motion i-MODEL A.

"FANUC's SCARA robots complement the company's small robot lineup, providing customers with a complete selection of cost-effective robotic solutions that help maximize speed, precision and productivity for assembly and material handling applications," said a company spokesperson.

FANUC's SCARA 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. A compact, lightweight design provides space savings.

Powered by the latest R-30iB Compact Plus controller, the SCARA robots feature integrated iRVision, force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity, integrated safety and most other software options. FANUC's SCARA iRProgrammer software interface is easy to use for programming with tablets or PCs and can be accessed via a web browser.

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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