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Cobot Welding Packages - Collaborative Robots for Arc Welding

With the largest range of collaborative robot models and the easiest to use programming interface, FANUC's arc welding cobots can provide the perfect fit for your manufacturing operation. FANUC's new CRX Series and our green CR Series Cobots offer the same high level of performance that FANUC ARC Mate robots are known for including world-renowned technology and proven reliability.  Built-in sensors allow our welding cobots to work safely alongside people without the need for expensive guarding.

Easy to use – even for those who have never used a robot, our advanced collaborative welding robot technology, coupled with the knowledge and expertise that stands behind every welding cobot, gives you the confidence to automate difficult welding projects. By working with FANUC and our Authorized System Integration partners, manufacturers will find arc welding process solutions that increase their competitive position in today's global economy.


FANUC CRX 10iA Arc Welding Cobot

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Customer Case Study: Cobots Help Last Arrow Manufacturing Boost Productivity

Last Arrow Manufacturing, an Ohio-based contract manufacturer needed a flexible automated solution to take on simple and repetitive welding projects to free up their skilled welders to do jobs that required more expertise. After trying a variety of automation options, they chose the FANUC CRX welding cobot and haven’t looked back. Since implementing cobots, Last Arrow has experienced a very quick uptick in business, a high level of employee satisfaction, improved flexibility and higher profits.




New Easy Programming

Easily program and teach points on your new CRX Cobot using all-new lead-through programming features and a new teach pendant user interface with simple drag and drop programming. With the new FANUC CRX e-Learning videos, you can learn just how easy it is to get started with the CRX. Register today and watch the free online CRX training videos that demonstrate the ease of use and simple set-up. Designed to get your production up and running in no time.


Reduce Programming Time with ARC Tool Software

Our arc welding cobots - including the new FANUC CRX - come with FANUC’s proven, easy to use ARC Tool Software designed to improve your bottom line by reducing programming time. The easy-to-program interface supports simple applications, but also provides you with the ability to utilize FANUC advanced features such as Weaving, iRVision, Seam Tracking, TAST and Multi-pass.


Arc Welding Cobots for Additive

FANUC’s arc welding cobot family supports newer applications like additive manufacturing. Our welding cobots are up to the task of enabling our customers to add flexibility and efficiency to their additive manufacturing processes. Easy offline program generation, along with the ability to easily import 3rd party paths, enables customers to quickly take solid models from the digital world and make them come to life.

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FANUC CRX Welding Cobot

FANUC’s new CRX-10iA collaborative robot for welding is the latest addition to our lineup of cobots that can weld with the same reliability as the rest of our industrial robots. Our Welding cobots are extremely easy to setup, program and operate – even if it’s your first robot.

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CRX-25iA Welding

Robust welder with enhanced payload capacity

FANUC's CRX-25iA cobot welder is extremely robust and able to run for up to eight years without maintenance. The CRX-25iA has a 1,889mm reach, and now offers an enhanced 30kg payload capacity, allowing it to handle heavier workpieces with full wrist articulation. In addition, CRX welding cobots support FANUC's advanced features including iRVision®, Torch Angle Control, Touch Sensing and Thru Arc Seam Tracking (TAST), and operators will appreciate the ability to easily teach weld joints using hand guidance or a Tablet TP with drag and drop icons.


High-Mix, Low-Volume

FANUC welding cobots are ideal for high-mix, low-volume production. Because our collaborative robots are so easy to teach, they can be used in welding application areas where the leading efficiency factor is being able to adapt to part changeover quickly while still maintaining high quality welds.

Why FANUC? More Reasons to Choose FANUC Welding Cobots.

  • Easy setup and programming allows companies to respond quickly to customer demands.
  • FANUC's intelligent options, including: iRVision, Thru-Arc Seam Tracking and Touch Sensing.
  • Ability to work closely with your welding processes.
  • Compact design and the elimination of safety guarding saves floor space.
  • Ideal for small and large shops.
  • Easy programming and redeployment.

Quick Redeployment

Customers – even those with no experience using a robot – can set up new FANUC collaborative robots straight out of the box. Create programs on the fly, then quickly move the robot for redeployment in a new area. Our welding cobots fit in virtually any floor space configuration with several mounting options including mobile robot configuration for ultimate flexibility.

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Simple setup and programming makes it easy to get started

Just connect and weld

FANUC cobots can effortlessly integrate with almost all weld packages, allowing quick torch, wire feeder and dresspack installations as well as an easy to use welding power source interface thanks to in-built libraries. Users can simply select and weld.

Easy programming for your welding cobots

ArcTool software provides an easy to understand user interface, using common welding terms.  Robot programs can be developed quickly to get the robot into production with minimal downtime.  Common programming language with all FANUC robots makes it easy for all plant personnel to work with any robot. 

FANUC Cobots handle multiple robotic welding processes

Select the weld process that fits your application with the confidence that the ARC Mate robot can handle MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW), Plasma (PAW) or Laser welding.  FANUC works with you to create low spatter welding solutions to give a clean finish on your parts.

Smart functions for intelligent cobot welding

Use sensors to adjust programs

When welding inconsistent production parts, optional sensors will adjust the weld program to maintain weld quality. Options such as Touch Sensing, Through Arc Seam Tracking and laser vision will add seam finding, seam tracking or joint measurement capabilities. Adaptive capability to adjust the weld parameters can be used to optimize weld size based on sensor feedback.

Arc welding with vision

Integrated vision allows robots to recognize and locate objects, weld seams and part features, as well as performing pre-weld checks or inspections. This easy-to-use plug-and-play technology helps improve productivity for any welding application.

Automatic TCP alignment

Our intelligent arc welding cobots can automatically adjust Tool Center Point (TCP) during torch maintenance to maximize system uptime and increase productivity by maintaining consistent weld seams.

Strong arc welding cobots – big benefits

Highest payload in its class

FANUC robots offer both the strength and reliability to handle all arc welding applications, including submerged arc welding, tandem torches and multiple welding processes on the same robot.  Additional payload capability allows other peripheral equipment such as sensors or grippers for material handling tasks.

Even better than a human hand

Robots combine excellent freedom of movement with extremely high repeatability. Slim wrists and arms are not only capable of accessing narrow spaces, but are also strong enough to carry heavy torches and welding utilities.

A narrow space specialist

Slim wrist robots are well suited for arc welding processes involving hard-to-access spaces. They are used extensively in TIER 1 manufacturing for car axle, bracket, seat and exhaust welding, as well as to produce goods such as beams and cranes and base business goods such as tanks, tubes and pipes, etc.

You don’t have to buy it to try it

WeldPRO trial software

Using WeldPRO offline simulation software, you can give the robot a test drive before you buy.  Test different size robots with your part model to simulate robot motion and calculate cycle time.  Optimize the workcell size and layout for your applications.

Easy offline programming in WeldPRO

CAD to PATH functionality allows you to import CAD drawings in just one click and can be modified offline, even while robots are working. Torch vs. fixture, automatic collision avoidance and weld cycle optimizations make arc welding applications even more efficient.

Commonly Asked Questions about welding cobots

What is a welding cobot?

Collaborative welding robots - or welding cobots for short - are safety-rated industrial robots that require little to no safeguarding required with a traditional industrial robot. Welding cobots resolve ergonomic issues and save space, and can save costs on expensive capital equipment such as fencing.

What are collaborative robots used for?

Collaborative robots are used in a variety of manufacturing applications, including arc welding, assembly, machine tending, pick and place, packaging, palletizing and more.

What are the different types of collaborative robots?

According to ISO 10218 part 1 and part 2, there are four main types of collaborative robots: safety monitored stop, speed and separation, power and force limiting, and hand guiding.

How much do collaborative robots cost?

There are a variety of factors in play that will determine the cost of a cobot. It is always best to speak with a collaborative robot expert who can listen and help understand your specific needs and provide the best solution. Additionally, FANUC America has the industry's largest network of Authorized System Integrators for robotics and arc welding throughout the Americas who can help solve your challenges.