Fanuc Adds Fast, Compact SCARA Robots
Fanuc's new SCARA robots offer speed, precision, and a compact footprint.
For assembly, testing, inspection and packaging operations, Fanuc America debuts its first two SCARA robots. They boast an ultra-compact, lightweight design and are said to “represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material-handling applications,” according to Fanuc. They have four axes, high precision (±0.01 mm), and 360° work envelope.
The two models are SR-3iA, with 3-kg payload and 400-mm reach, and SR-6iA, with 6-kg payload and 650-mm reach. Both utilize the new R-30iB Compact Plus controller that requires minimal space, and the new web-based iRProgrammer user interface for easy robot setup and programming on a tablet or PC (teach pendant optional).
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