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FANUC DEMONSTRATES ROBOTIC SOLUTIONS FOR THE EV INDUSTRY AT THE 2021 BATTERY SHOW

by FANUC America | Sep 02, 2021
FANUC will demonstrate robotic automation solutions for the EV market at the North American Battery Show, Sept. 14-16, in Novi, Mich., in booth #1623.

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI(Sept. 2, 2021) – FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will demonstrate robotic automation solutions for the EV market at the North American Battery Show, Sept. 14-16, in Novi, Mich., in booth #1623.  

CRX Collaborative Robot  

At the show a FANUC CRX-10iA/L collaborative robot will use a robot-mounted iRVision® camera to inspect or error proof multiple areas of an EV battery.  The CRX robot will position the camera over different sections of the battery while iRVision’s AI Error Proofing tool determines if the inspection passes or fails.  The AI Error Proofing tool will check to verify if connectors are properly seated, if sub-assemblies are correctly installed, if cables and wires are accurately routed, and other manufacturing operations.

The CRX collaborative robot offers the same high level of performance that all FANUC products are known for including the latest technologies and world-renowned reliability.  It supports several of FANUC’s advanced features including iRVision®, and is a perfect fit for any application where collaborative robots can help customers achieve higher efficiencies.  Also, interactive programming enables users to teach points using hand guidance or a new tablet interface with drag and drop icons.   

The CRX is an easy-to-use and flexible solution for a variety of applications, including inspection, welding, machine tending, palletizing, and many more.   Built-in sensors on each axis can allow the CRX cobot to work safely alongside people without the need for expensive guarding.  In addition, the CRX series offers customers eight years of maintenance-free operation.

 Click here to watch the FANUC CRX in a wide range of applications. 

High-Speed SCARA Robots

A FANUC SR-3iA SCARA robot equipped with iRVision will demonstrate high-speed battery assembly.  The robot uses iRVision to pick battery cells from a magazine tray and place them into an assembly module at very high speeds.  Once two assembly modules are complete, the robot unpacks the battery cells and the cycle repeats. 

FANUC’s family of 4-axis SCARA robots has grown to include the SR-3iA, SR-6iA, SR-12iA, and new SR-20iA models with 3kg, 6kg, 12kg and 20kg payload capacities, and a 400mm - 1100mm reach, respectively.  FANUC’s SCARA robots are designed to help customers increase productivity in a number of industries including consumer electronics, auto components, plastics, food and beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing.

The small SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARAs have a compact footprint and space-saving design for maximum efficiency.   In addition, the SR-3iA/H and SR-6iA/H are 3-axis variants that provide strong performance and an affordable alternative to small linear slide products.  The higher-payload SR-12iA and SR-20iA provide flexibility with a large vertical stroke, and an Environmental Option for harsh conditions.  All of FANUC’s SCARA robots include exceptional robot motion, speed and precision.

Powered by the R-30iB Compact Plus controller, FANUC’s SCARA robots have the same intelligence and reliability that’s available on all FANUC robots, including integrated iRVision, conveyor tracking (iRPickTool), and most other software options.  FANUC’s latest SCARA iRProgrammer user interface makes it easy to setup and program the robot on a Tablet or PC (Teach Pendant is optional).

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading CNC systems, robotics 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:  Auburn Hills, MI; Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Houston; Huntington Beach, CA; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; Birmingham, AL; 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: www.fanucamerica.com .  Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

FANUC America Corporation PR contact:

Robotics: Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager
FANUC America Corporation
T: 248-377-7570
E: cathy.powell@fanucamerica.com

Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist
T: 847.898.5673
E: debra.schug@fanucamerica.com

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