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FANUC Introduces New Robots, Cobots and Factory Automation Technologies at IMTS

by FANUC America | Aug 26, 2022
FANUC will demonstrate the benefits of its latest automation solutions at IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 12-17, booth #338919.

Attendees are invited to discover what’s possible with automation

Rochester Hills, MI – (August 25, 2022) – FANUC, the global leader in CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will demonstrate the benefits of its latest automation solutions at IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 12-17, booth #338919. 

“We’re so happy to be back at IMTS after four years,” said Mike Cicco, FANUC America’s President and CEO.  “We have a massive 16,000 square foot booth to showcase our latest automation technologies - all designed to help companies increase their productivity, overcome labor issues and gain a competitive edge.”


New “ghost machine” displays at IMTS will demonstrate how FANUC CNC products help manufacturers of all sizes and industries. Conceptual models of machine tools will showcase our offerings in two tracks. The “Machining Made Easy” demo focuses on simple ways manufacturers can boost production with FANUC products, such as iHMI, 0i-F Plus and more. The “Next-Level Machining Solutions” demo focuses on FANUC’s 5-axis integrated technology and other products designed to optimize advanced machine tools for applications demanding high precision and ultra-smooth finishes.

In our Digital Twin area, visitors will be able to experience digital manufacturing with authentic simulations of 5-axis machining as well as how to create, edit and test part programs using the new NC Reflection Studio. Plus, get a first look at our Virtual ROBODRILL.

The Retrofit Solutions area will feature our new CNC Retrofit Kits, which upgrades machine tools to improve the performance of legacy machines. Then, experience how FANUC products are driving the future of manufacturing through new applications, such as additive manufacturing and lasers.

“We have all new interactive displays in the Factory Automation area of FANUC America’s booth,” says Jon Heddleson, Factory Automation General Manager, FANUC America. “The displays highlight how our products can help IMTS attendees achieve their goals, from taking their machine shop to the next level with our advanced machining solutions to getting more out of legacy machines with retrofit solutions. We have a wide range of tools to help.”   


FANUC will feature new robots and cobots demonstrating automated assembly, laser processing, machine tending, material handling, painting, vision-guidance, welding and much more.

Collaborative Robot Zone

See FANUC’s 11 cobot models including three new CRX cobots – all easy to use and flexible solutions for companies looking to increase their capabilities and overcome labor issues.  The new CR-35iB collaborative robot with a 35kg payload and 1831mm reach will help a technician assemble a bicycle.  The powerful new cobot (the world’s strongest) offers a streamlined and lighter mechanical unit along with FANUC’s latest sensor technology for safety. 

NEW FANUC LR-10iA/10 Robot: Vision-Guided Each Picking

A new FANUC LR-10iA/10 robot guided by several 3DV/400 vision sensors mounted over the workcell will pick various combinations of products from four separate totes to demonstrate order fulfillment.  When the order tote is completed, it moves to the opposite side of the cell, where an LR Mate 200iD robot picks and places each item back onto the conveyor, sorting them by color to refill the pick totes.  

Industrial Robots: Heavy Lifting, Material Handling, Trimming and Painting 

See the super powerful FANUC M-2000iA robot handling a Corvette and new M-1000iA robot assembling EV batteries.  In addition, the new R-2000iC/190S robot will demonstrate trimming an airline fuselage, and the Paint Mate 200iA paint robot equipped with visual tracking will paint small parts.

New SCARA Robot

The new SR-3iA/U ceiling mount SCARA robot has a 3kg payload and 350 mm reach. Featuring a full 360-degree work envelope with no dead zones, the robot can access any point within its reach.  The SR-3iA/U will use iRVision 3DV and iRPickTool to pick various parts from a moving circular conveyor.

New High-Accuracy Robot 

FANUC’s new M-800iA/60 high-accuracy robot equipped with an LS3Di-A Scanner will pass over an automotive panel to perform laser welds on coupons.  A FANUC M-10iD/16S material handling robot will assist by loading and unloading the parts.  Also featured is FANUC’s communication interface for a third-party fiber laser using high-speed I/O to ensure high-precision process control.


The new FANUC ROBODRILL Plus vertical machining center will demonstrate its boosted speed and performance capabilities. Powered by the new FANUC Plus Series 31i B5 control, the ROBODRILL Plus is easier to use and has 3, 4 and 5-axis operational enhancements, unleashing unbeatable cycle times. 

“As more companies seek innovative solutions to make, move and manage their products, we strongly encourage them to consider automation,” added Cicco.  “We’re demonstrating a wide range of new products at IMTS and look forward to meeting with attendees to discuss how FANUC can help them address their production challenges.”

Student Summit

FANUC will also have two booths at the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit where students, instructors and job-seekers can learn about careers in advanced automation.  FANUC will provide both learning and fun activities for visitors to see and experience real-world automation.

“Today, companies are actively searching for people with the skills to manage their advanced automation,” said Cicco.  “FANUC is committed to helping upskill the current and future workforce, and our strong participation in the IMTS Student Summit will hopefully influence more young people to seek out workforce training in robotics and automation.  A STEM-based education will help them grow in their current jobs and take on new roles with higher wages.”

See FANUC Experts

IMTS Conference: Advanced Aerospace Automation Concepts Including Collaborative Robots
Speaker: Rick Schultz, Aerospace Program Manager, FANUC America
Date: Thursday, Sept. 15, 10:00-10:55 AM
Location: McCormick Place, West Bldg., W193-B
Register here.

IMTS Panel: BE PREPARED. Control your future – with robotics
Panelist: James Cooper, General Manager, General Industry Sales & Execution, FANUC America
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 12:30-1:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
Learn more here.

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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 America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities throughout North and South America.  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 contact:

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

Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist
T: 847.898.5673
E: [email protected]