Fanuc Collaborative Robots: The Mini Series

Fanuc now offers a collaborative mini-series with the CR-4iA, the CR-7iA, and the CR-7iA/L extended reach. Collaborative robots can work side by side with human workers without the need for any safety fencing. Furthermore, they are small and flexible, saving you on floor space and money. Contact experts today to start the integration of a Fanuc collaborative robot from the mini series.

Fanuc Cobot series

Fanuc’s col­lab­o­ra­tive robot series includes the heavy-duty CR-35iA and has recent­ly intro­duced human arm sized mini-col­lab­o­ra­tive robots: the CR-4iA, the CR-7iA, and the extend­ed reach, the CR-7iA/L. They are small and flex­i­ble robots that are able to help con­serve floor space with flex­i­ble mount­ing options such as up-side down, on a wall, or even on a hand cart that can eas­i­ly be relo­cat­ed. The three mini-series robots have 6‑axes and can reach a max­i­mum speed of 500 mm/​s as they work by a human’s side with the same pace and dex­ter­i­ty as a human.


  • The CR-4iA has a 550 mm reach, 4 kg pay­load, and weighs 48 kg with­out controller
  • The CR-7iA has a 717 mm reach, 7 kg pay­load, and weighs 53 kg with­out controller
  • The extend­ed reach, CR-7iA/L has a 911 mm reach, 7 kg pay­load, and weighs 55 kg with­out controller

This col­lab­o­ra­tive mini-series excels at com­plet­ing tedious and repet­i­tive tasks and can be pro­grammed to per­form entire pro­duc­tion flows. They were all designed with the same high reli­a­bil­i­ty based on the proven LR Mate mod­els. These robots can oper­ate in a wide range of indus­tries such as the auto­mo­tive, pack­ag­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and met­al­work­ing indus­tries. They are flex­i­ble and can work direct­ly next to a human as they con­quer a vari­ety of tasks such as mate­r­i­al han­dling, machine tend­ing, pal­letiz­ing, part assem­bly, and/​or pick and place.

The beau­ty of col­lab­o­ra­tive robots enables the robots and humans to work in close prox­im­i­ty with­out safe­ty fences. These col­lab­o­ra­tive fea­tures are ben­e­fi­cial as they enable robots and humans to work togeth­er with­out all of the safe­ty guards and bar­ri­ers, which improves over­all appli­ca­tion func­tion­al­i­ty, while also cut­ting down on the amount of space nec­es­sary for a robot­ic unit. 

Set-up and pro­gram­ming are a breeze as these robots use the proven tech­nol­o­gy and the stan­dard Fanuc inter­face. Addi­tion­al­ly, these robots are com­pat­i­ble with all of the lat­est, exist­ing intel­li­gence and reli­a­bil­i­ty func­tions. It can include a vari­ety of options based on your needs such as iRVi­sion or spe­cif­ic force sen­sors to enable a high degree of pre­ci­sion, object recog­ni­tion, and accuracy. 

The smart sen­sor tech­nol­o­gy enables each robot to come to a stop when­ev­er it touch­es a human oper­a­tor. Also, the human work­er can sim­ply adjust or move the robot by apply­ing pres­sure. The proven sen­sor tech­nol­o­gy that was inte­grat­ed means that safe­ty bar­ri­ers, such as fences, are not required, fur­ther reduc­ing your over­all man­u­fac­tur­ing costs. Safe­ty was of utmost impor­tance when these robots were designed. 

Over­all, the Fanuc cobot series helps to increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty while facil­i­tat­ing tedious, monot­o­nous, back-break­ing tasks. These robots are able to free work­ers from the mind­less tasks and allow an increased focus on more diver­si­fied, skilled, or com­plex jobs. If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the Fanuc col­lab­o­ra­tive line then give con­tact Robots​.com online at 8777626881.

Jan 28, 2017