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FANUC America Demonstrates Collaborative Robot for Education at 2018 NAIAS

by FANUC America | Jan 11, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – FANUC America, the leading supplier of robotics, CNC and factory automation will demonstrate an interactive education cart cell featuring its CR-4iA collaborative robot at Automobili-D during preview week at the 2018 NAIAS.

FANUC’s education cart cell features the CR-4iA collaborative robot equipped with iRVision® to pick a product from a bin and present it to visitors. The visitor may stop the robot by tapping on its side, and then with a simple push of a button, the robot will return to picking product from a bin.  Ideal for both industrial and educational settings, the cell highlights the CR-4iA robot’s capabilities to interact safely with a person while handling parts.

Since 2010, FANUC America’s Certified Education Training group has been dedicated to finding solutions that help change the perceptions of careers in manufacturing, and address the critical challenges caused by a shortage of skilled workers.  The company recently introduced industry-leading certifications that provide students and companies measurable skill sets aligned with today’s advanced automation technologies to increase workforce readiness at all levels.

“Now more than ever, manufacturers use automation to maximize their productivity,” said Paul Aiello, director, FANUC Certified Education Training (CERT).  “That’s why high-paying careers in advanced automation are in demand today. Our CERT program provides manufacturers and educators a STEM-based curriculum centered on robotics and automation training, preparing students for high-tech careers in advanced manufacturing.”

FANUC America’s educational outreach extends to all levels of instruction from early childhood education through the university level.  Today, over 650 schools offer FANUC programs for robotic programming, and over 130 FANUC CNC training programs.  Nearly 600 instructors are currently teaching students how to use FANUC products in high schools, community colleges, technical schools, and universities.

FANUC Collaborative Robots

FANUC offers a family of collaborative robots including the CR-4iA, CR-7iA, CR-7iA/L and the larger CR-35iA - all equipped with highly sensitive contact detection allowing them to share workstations with people.  This is a major safety and cost benefit as it allows the robot to perform more strenuous tasks or repetitive operations without the need for expensive industrial safety barriers.

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 productivity, 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 Collaborative Robots 2017