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Fanuc launches two new high-speed SCARA robots


Fanuc, a leading supplier of robotics, CNC and factory automation, has introduced two new SCARA robots into its expanding range.

The new robots can be used for high-speed, pick-and-place, assembly, testing/inspection and packaging applications.

Fanuc says the SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material handling applications.

These compact, lightweight SCARA robots are ideal for a range of industries, including consumer electronics, auto component, plastics, food and beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing.

The SR-3iA offers a 3kg payload, 400mm reach and 200mm stroke, while the SR-6iA has a 6kg payload, 650mm reach and 210mm stroke.

Best-in-class

“Motion performance for Fanuc’s new SCARA robots are best-in-class,” said Nishant Jhaveri, engineering manager, small and SCARA robots, Fanuc America.

Powered by Fanuc’s new R-30iB Compact Plus controller, these new SCARA robots are said to 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.

“The Fanuc SCARAs are built on the same world-renowned platform as our entire product line,” said Jhaveri.

Fanuc’s new SCARA iRProgrammer software interface can be used for programming the SR-3iA and SR-6iA with tablets or PCs, and can be accessed via a web browser.

Features include:

  • High inertia capacity to maximize flexibility for handling large work pieces.
  • Generous vertical stroke makes it possible to perform assembly, packaging and handling operations.
  • Bottom cable exit (optional) provides cable protection and saves valuable floor space for higher efficiency.
  • Integral air lines, 24V dc power, I/O signal cables and solenoid valves (optional) simplify system integration and reduce overall cost.
  • Brake release switch on the robot’s arm allows for easy error recovery.
  • Standard CE/NRTL compliance on the R-30iB Compact Plus controller allows global deployment without any additional cost.

Fanuc’s new SCARA robots were unveiled at the recent International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo, Japan and will be available early next year.

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