The advantages of Fanuc material removal robots

Aug 9, 2013

Robots are the perfect tool for your material removal application as they remove workers from the dangerous dust, chemicals, and particles that can cause respirator infections. Material removal robots can accomplish a wide range of tasks on your line, also providing great versatility and flexibility.


Mate­r­i­al removal comes in var­i­ous appli­ca­tions, and sev­er­al com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, design and fab­ri­cate mate­r­i­al removal robots. Fanuc’s mate­r­i­al removal robots are try­ing to answer the call of man­u­fac­tur­ers who have a hard time retain­ing workers.

Mate­r­i­al removal is a dan­ger­ous and dis­agree­able process. Dur­ing mate­r­i­al removal, dust and par­ti­cles can be released in the air that can cause res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tions for work­ers dur­ing man­u­al appli­ca­tions, and removal of paint and coat­ings can release nox­ious fumes that can mess with a worker’s brain and cen­tral ner­vous system.

Mate­r­i­al removal with Fanuc makes these con­di­tions a non-issue. When a man­u­fac­tur­er uses a Fanuc mate­r­i­al removal robot in their automa­tion process, they are remov­ing the human work­er from the haz­ardous area. Tox­ic fumes and par­ti­cles do not have the same effect on robots.

These jobs are also not ergonom­i­cal­ly-friend­ly for the body, beyond just the haz­ardous mate­ri­als. These mate­r­i­al removal process­es tend to be tedious and back-break­ing work that can cause body injuries as well, which can increase down­time for the facil­i­ty. By switch­ing to Fanuc mate­r­i­al removers, work­ers are effec­tive­ly kept out of harm’s way and are able to con­tin­ue in a less tedious area.

Of course, man­u­fac­tur­ers are also con­cerned with con­sis­ten­cy. When a work­er is oper­at­ing with an injury, or even just with aches and pains, their work can suf­fer, and then the com­pa­ny suf­fers, hav­ing to scrap poor­ly-made materials.

By inte­grat­ing Fanuc robot­ic mate­r­i­al removal sys­tems into their facil­i­ties, man­u­fac­tur­ers are able to increase con­sis­ten­cy and exer­cise more con­trol over the qual­i­ty of their prod­ucts. They are also able to increase their pro­duc­tiv­i­ty over­all, which saves labor costs and time.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Fanuc Robot­ics, has sev­er­al mate­r­i­al removal robots avail­able in their Mar­i­on, Ohio facil­i­ty. These Fanuc mate­r­i­al removers can per­form cut­ting, rout­ing, milling, debur­ring and oth­er removal processes.

For more infor­ma­tion about automat­ing your mate­r­i­al removal process­es with Fanuc, con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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