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FANUC Demonstrates New R-1000iA/120F-7B Seven-Axis Robot at Fabtech 2017

by FANUC America Corporation | Nov 10, 2017
FANUC America Corporation will demonstrate automotive spot welding with the new R-1000iA/120F-7B robot at Fabtech 2017.

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – (Nov. 6, 2017) FANUC America Corporation will demonstrate automotive spot welding with the new R-1000iA/120F-7B robot at Fabtech 2017, Nov. 6-9, in Chicago, in booth #B27037.

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.  The additional axis allows the robot’s J2 arm to fold into itself, making it shorter and able to operate in very tight workspaces. 

At the show, the R-1000iA/120F-7B, equipped with integrated FANUC Servo Gun Control, the FANUC primary wrist and Solution Arm for spot welding dress out, and a servo weld gun, performs a spot welding operation on an automotive body side.  The robot will highlight FANUC’s 4D graphics, and use Dual Check Safety (DCS) Speed and Position Check software to limit the robot’s envelope within the compact workspace.  Also featured will be FANUC’s latest R-30iB Plus controller with an intuitive iPendant for easy setup and operation. 

“The articulation in the J2 arm now enables the robot to be placed closer to the operating point in a welding application without losing any reach,” said Tim Holcomb, product manager, FANUC America.  “Since the robot can also work overhead and from behind its back, it has an amazingly large work area despite its compact design.”

In addition to spot welding, R-1000iA/120F-7B is designed for other applications including compact palletizing, machine load/unload and other operations with space constraints. 


R-1000iA/120F-7B Features and Benefits

  • Seven-axis articulation for maximum flexibility to reach multiple areas within a work cell, even very tight spaces.
  • Best-in-class motion performance provides maximum productivity. 
  • High-speed operation minimizes robot cycle times.
  • Simple serial-link configuration with large operating envelope (including rear and downward side).
  • Upright or invert mounting accommodates a wide range of work areas.
  • Substantial wrist load ratings support the latest compact servo weld guns.
  • IP67 rated wrist allows operation in wet conditions.
  • Handles 120kg applications.  
  • Optional Solution Arm dressout package with internal cable routing for spot welding processes.
  • The latest R-30iB Plus controller features an intuitive iPendant with enhanced screen resolution and more processing capability compared to previous versions.  Offers a variety of intelligent functions including iRVision, Force Sensing, ROBOGUIDE, ZDT and DCS. 


About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability. 

FANUC embraces a culture of “Service First” which means that customer service is our highest priority.  We are committed to supplying our customers with parts and support for the life of their FANUC products.   

FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in:  Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and Queretaro, Mexico.  For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website:  Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

FANUC America Corporation PR contacts:

Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager
FANUC America Corporation
T: 248-377-7570
E: [email protected]

Derek Sheedy
Marketing Communications Specialist - CNC
FANUC America Corporation
T: 847-898-5679
E: [email protected]

FANUC R-1000iA-120F-7B Robot