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Automating Warehouse and Fulfillment Centers with Cobots and 3D Vision

FANUC’s newest autonomous order fulfillment, bin transfer and shelving system helps supply chain businesses overcome the labor shortage.At ProMat 2023 in Chicago this past March, robots dominated the show floor and took shape in many different forms, from mobile to articulated arms to even bi-pedals.

Now is a Great Time to Automate Your Finishing Process

Quick. Quality. Inexpensive. You can have two, but you can’t have all three. We’ve all heard the phrase, but what does it mean when talking about automation – and more specifically about automation in the finishing industry? 

ATHENA Achieves Lights-Out Production

How the FANUC CRX helped automate loading/unloading of 16 3D printers, increasing utilization by 40%.

Have You Considered Mobile Cobots for Machine Tending?

Many industries are looking at using cobots on a mobile platform to offset the shortage of skilled workers, improve productivity, meet critical deadlines, and maximize ROI.

Need Predictive Maintenance Capabilities? Get FANUC AI Servo Monitor

Knowing how to prevent unplanned downtime is key to any productive and profitable operation, which is why FANUC created AI Servo Monitor.AI Servo Monitor automatically creates a baseline model of the machine while running in a normal state.

Why Programming a FANUC Robot is Easier Than Ever Before

Recent software enhancements have made things much easier, thanks in large part to FANUC’s latest CRX collaborative robots. A key reason that FANUC’s cobots have become so popular is their ease of use and intuitive programming with a Tablet Teach Pendant (TP).

Machine Tending Automation Workbook

Not sure if cobots are right for your business? Answering the following 10 questions can help clarify whether adding cobots could be the right solution. 

Can A Cobot Help Your End-of-Line Operations?

Now more than ever, companies are looking for automation solutions that will allow them to resolve labor issues and increase their flexibility to quickly adapt to market demands. Can a cobot help your end-of-line operations?

Automation ROI – A New Way to Transform Your Company

If you’re working with the right automation supplier, you will be prepared to present both the financial advantages as well as the qualitative benefits that automation provides, such as higher product quality, enhanced flexibility and improved employee satisfaction.

Cobots Help Last Arrow Manufacturing Boost Productivity

Last Arrow Manufacturing, an Ohio-based contract manufacturer needed a flexible automated solution to take on simple and repetitive welding projects to free up their skilled welders to do jobs that required more expertise.

Creating and Upskilling the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Advice for Metal Fabricators: Consider a Cobot

Welding cobots not only help reduce costs for fabricators, but they allow skilled welders to focus on the complex jobs that require their expertise while maintaining quality welds.

Machine Tool Builder Helps Retrofit Old Industrial PCs on Legacy CNC Machines

Upgrading modern operating systems by installing new FANUC industrial PCs ensures security and boosts efficiency for machine shops.

Will a Robot or Cobot Work for Your Small to Medium Shop?

Today, small and large manufacturing plants in North America are ramping up production, and many are considering using robots for the first time.

Dorabot Teams With FANUC America to Meet Demands for Innovative Robotic Fulfillment Solutions

Dorabot provides integrated robotic solutions that efficiently and accurately complete the types of tasks that are often repetitive, difficult and strenuous.

Aerospace Parts Manufacturer Adds Automation to Grow Business

Kemco Aerospace Manufacturing case study tells how Kemco grew their business using automation and robotics from FANUC and Industrial Tool, Inc.

Training Manufacturing Workers of the Future

An inside look at how one technical college uses FANUC’s products to teach advanced automation skills.

Innovative and Reliable Paint Robots Built in the U.S.

A significant increase of domestic and global non-automotive customers are turning to paint robots to help improve quality and throughput while minimizing their assembly worker’s exposure to hazardous environments.

How Robotic Automation Impacts E-Commerce

The pandemic has caused an increased demand and a significant growth in e-commerce, as well as a quickly growing labor shortage. Robotics are now considered necessary tools to help companies not only meet, but exceed their customers’ needs.

Blow Molded Brine Tank Products Made in the US with the Help of FANUC Robots

Clack Corporation, a major manufacturer of water treatment components, turned to FANUC when deciding to automate their blow molding and packaging operations, leading to improved productivity, reduced costs and help with labor shortage.

Replenishment Solution for Fulfillment Automation

Decant is the process of removing items or inner packs from their original shipping containers and placing them into totes for automated storage systems that selectively move the totes to pickers and robots for order fulfillment.

4 Strategies to Make Your Production More Efficient in 2021

The start of the new year is a great time to critically take a look at your processes and see how you can improve. Here at FANUC, we have identified four key strategies manufacturers can use to boost their efficiency!

Top Reasons to Consider FANUC PLC Motion Control

In today’s highly flexible manufacturing industry, robotic automation combined with PLC control is an exciting solution that has become increasingly popular. FANUC PLC Motion Control provides automation customers with a wide range of advantages.

Get More Out of Your CNC: FANUC’s Fast Cycle Time Technology

To help programmers and shops get the best machine tool performance, FANUC introduced Fast Cycle Time Technology— a suite of functions designed to improve productivity.

3D Metrology Systems Builder Chooses FANUC Industrial Controls to Power New 5-axis Metrology Center

EDM Intelligent Solutions uses FANUC motion controls to ensure precision, reliability, and repeatability in 3D industrial measurement applications.

6 Competitive Advantages of Using Digital Twins

What reproduces the authentic look, behavior and sound of cutting parts? A digital twin, of course. This article provides six competitive advantages of using visual twins.

7 Things You May Not Know About Cobots

Collaborative robots – or cobots, provide a number of advantages and ways to ensure you get a break on the job. In this article, we review seven things you may not know about cobots.

Digital and Visual Twins: FANUC’s Vision for the Future of Manufacturing

FANUC America recently unveiled its new visual twin demo at JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation’s Open House at their Arlington Heights, IL facility on Sept. 15-17, 2020.

Maximize Your Robotic Welding Productivity with Remote Monitoring Tools

Learn how to take advantage of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things to help maximize your robotic welding productivity.

FANUC Robots Help Fight the Battle Against COVID-19 Pandemic - ESS Technologies

As cases of COVID-19 began to intensify across the U.S., a diagnostics manufacturer reached out to ESS Technologies to build two identical filling systems with automated cap torque for diagnostics vials to be used in manufacturing COVID-19 test kits.

New simulation training offering helps fill the manufacturing skills gap and the need for more advanced CNC machine tool operators

FANUC America’s popular Machining Simulation for Workforce Development provides virtual training for controls operation and part programming.

FANUC Robots Help Fight the Battle Against COVID-19 Pandemic - PaR Systems

When a major manufacturer of personal production equipment (PPE) needed to ramp up production of their respirators to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, PaR Systems quickly stepped up to help.

Servo Motors: Everything you wanted to know about servo motors

Motors are the powerhouse of your operations, so understanding them will help keep your facility running smoothly. This article will help, written by Paul Lee, Product Manager, Motors & Drives, FANUC America, as seen in Processing Magazine, May 2020 issue.

Modern Manufacturing Needs Skilled Workers with Automation Training

The need for skilled workers with automation training certifications is growing. Learn about the exciting opportunities available for both schools, students, and businesses to help narrow the skills gap by training the future workforce in advanced automation and robotics.

The Facts About Hand Guiding Robots

There are four methods for collaborative robot operation defined in the RIA 15.06-2012 safety standard, and each has its own place in manufacturing operations.

New Artificial Intelligence Error Proofing Features Machine Learning Technology

FANUC recently introduced a new AI Error Proofing function in iRVision designed for part inspection that uses machine-learning technology. This article explains what AI Error Proofing is and the benefits it provides.

FANUC’s CNC Software Solutions: MT-Link-i and FASData

Gain valuable real-time operational floor insight and make smarter, data-driven production decisions using FANUC's MT-Link-i and FASData CNC software solutions.

The Four Types of Collaborative Robot Operation

There are many tasks that collaborative robots - or cobots - can handle based on their flexibility and easy integration. Our cobot expert covers 4 different ways you can use cobots to automate your processes.

FANUC's 5 Tips to Lower Your CNC Maintenance Costs

You might be looking to see if you can operate a little leaner and lower those steep maintenance costs. These tips can help your bottom line and keep you running.

Redefining Robotic Laser Cutting

Material processing in automotive, specifically laser cutting has come a long way in the last 30 years. The most effective and popular choice for trimming PHS is through laser cutting including robotic and CNC laser cutting.

Automation Increases Productivity, Allowing Companies to Hire More Employees

There continues to be some negativity about robots and automation taking jobs away from people. An increasing number of people now realize, however, this belief is a myth and have come to appreciate the wide range of benefits that automation provides.

Grand Opening for New North Campus Facility A Big Success

A recap of the days events: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, FANUC America had the great pleasure of hosting a Grand Opening of our new 641,000 square-foot facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

FANUC America Supports Blessings in a Backpack at PACK EXPO

FANUC America participates in "PACK for a Purpose: Robots Fighting Hunger" at PACK EXPO 2019, to help pack thousands of student meals and promote Blessings in a Backpack non-profit organization.

FANUC America's Teacher Externship Program Highlight - Summer 2019

FANUC holds a yearly externship program, where externs from
various professions come to FANUC’s headquarters and learn more about the industry.
Learn more!

The Empowering Innovation Conference, Hosted by FANUC America

Learn more about FANUC’s involvement in educating tomorrow’s workforce as well as smart technologies that FANUC offers for today’s factory floor.

What You Need to Know to Work with a Collaborative Robot System

Interested in implementing a collaborative robot system? Take a look at our blog to examine your options for a successful application.

Benefits of OEM Parts and Repairs

Over time, parts wear out and need to be repaired or replaced. A well-thought-out repair and maintenance program will ensure that equipment functions for the long haul.   Take a look at our article to learn more about benefits of OEM parts and repairs.

Optimize Your Warehouse Footprint with Automation

Understand how you can optimize your warehouse space using automated storage and retrieval systems for a more efficient and resourceful system.

13 Steps to Better Arc Welding Robot Maintenance

To keep a complex system running at peak performance requires routine maintenance. Your arc welding robot is just such a system.

Robotic Advancements Promote Precise Welding & Cutting

The industrial robot is quickly becoming commonplace in manufacturing. Discover how robotic advancements are helping to increase productivity and reduce capital expense.

Committing to Automation: 3 Questions Before Integration

As the manufacturing industry evolves, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve by implementing automation. Are you ready to commit though? Read this article first.

Why Aren’t More Students Pursuing Careers in Manufacturing?

Student enrollment in training programs isn’t tracking with increased job demand. Find out how to offer students a better foundation by communicating career advantages.

FANUC America Announces Release of New R-1000iA/120F-7B Seven-Axis Robot

The new seven-axis R-1000iA/120F-7B’s design is based on the popular R-1000iA robot series. It has a payload of 120kg and a maximum reach of 2,230mm.

FANUC America Teams up with Oakland Schools to Provide Teacher Externships

FANUC opened its first externship program for teachers interested in learning about robotics and automation programming. Find out more about this opportunity.

Can I Afford Robots and Automation?

Struggling to compete with manufacturing companies who have implemented automation? Not to worry. Automation is more affordable than ever before. Review these questions to determine if automation is your solution to optimized production. Find out more.

How to Know When A SCARA Robot is the Right Choice for Your Application

There are several factors to consider when selecting the right robot for your application. Follow these guidelines to make your choice easier.

FANUC America Introduces New P-40iA Paint Robot

The new FANUC P-40iA intelligent robot is the latest in a series of painting robots. This six-axis P-40iA is ideal for a variety of painting and coating applications.

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