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FANUC to Demonstrate Latest Robotic and Automation Technologies at Westec 2019

by FANUC America | Jul 19, 2019
FANUC America will demonstrate robotic and automation solutions for the aerospace, medical, industrial machinery and consumer goods industries at Westec 2019.

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – (July 19, 2019) – FANUC America, the leading supplier of robotics, CNCs and ROBOMACHINEs will demonstrate robotic and automation solutions for the aerospace, medical, industrial machinery and consumer goods industries at Westec 2019, Sept. 24-26 in Long Beach, booth #1317.

CNC Powered Tabletop Router - FANUC will demonstrate its Series 0i-MODEL F CNC system running a tabletop router. FANUC motors power the motion on the system and show the speed and precision that is possible even on a small-scale router. In the demonstration, the router will simulate machining a 3-D image, requiring high precision and offering fast speeds. A sample of the finished piece will be available for visitors to see close up.

The 0i-F CNC and the servo motor cart controlling motion and movement are constructed as a FANUC CNC training simulator. These simulators can be fully customized and built to match a customer’s existing system so machine operators, programmers, and maintenance/engineering personnel can learn new skills, test new approaches and troubleshoot existing programs without taking a machine out of production. The Beta-i Servo Simulator provides 3-axis motion simulation so manufacturing engineers and maintenance personnel can visualize servo movement produced by their part program. The simulator may also be used for learning servo parameter setup and to enhance servo motor tuning skills.

Easy to Use Cobots

Lathe Loading– A FANUC CR-15iA collaborative robot uses iRVision® to locate a part and then loads it into a chuck to simulate machining. The robot unloads the part and the cycle repeats.

Interactive/Easy to Use – FANUC’s CR-7iA collaborative robot will demonstrate a variety of pre-programmed movements. With the push of a button, visitors can use the hand-guidance mode, which allows them to instruct the robot to perform different movements and record paths.

FANUC’s series of power and force limiting collaborative robots can handle 4-35 kg payloads and a 550-1813 mm reach. Easy to program and use – even for those with little or no experience - FANUC’s cobots are equipped with FANUC’s iHMI intuitive touch screen user interface that includes step-by-step programming instructions right from the teach pendant. Simple and straightforward programming helps reduce costs associated with operator training, minimizes setup time and increases system productivity. In addition, FANUC’s Hand Guidance feature allows operators to teach a collaborative robot by leading it through paths at the press of a button and/or use it to lift heavy objects manually. 

FANUC’s six cobot models combine world-renowned automation technology, proven reliability and very sensitive built-in sensors that allow them to work safely alongside people in a variety of industrial/manufacturing jobs including machine tending, dispensing, inspection, kitting, palletizing, e-commerce, and more. In addition, FANUC’s collaborative robots are equipped with intelligent options such as iRVision® and force sensing. 

High-Speed SCARA Robot – A FANUC SR-3iA SCARA robot will use iRVision circular tracking to pick fuses from a moving circular disc and place them on an outfeed conveyor. Circular tracking allows a compact system layout and minimizes product damage by eliminating unnecessary handling. 

FANUC’s SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots feature high-speed, precise operation for pick and place, assembly, testing/inspection and packaging processes in a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, auto component, plastics, food and beverage, lab automation, appliances, medical device manufacturing and woodworking.

FANUC’s SCARA robots offer best-in-class motion performance. The SR-3iA offers a 3kg payload, 400mm reach, and 200mm stroke, and the SR-6iA has a 6kg payload, 650mm reach and 210mm stroke. A compact, lightweight design provides significant space savings. 

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, LinkedIn and Instagram

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]