The CR-7iA

Fanuc has recently introduced a lower payload collaborative robot to help improve the production line even further. This smaller robot is the perfect option for production lines that are looking for a compact robot that takes up less floor space. Collaborative robots help to bring greater productivity to lines across the globe, so contact today to start with your integration process.


Fanuc is Going Green, Again!

Fanuc has done an incred­i­ble job inno­vat­ing and keep­ing pace with what is cur­rent­ly dri­ving the mar­ket. This was recent­ly seen with the CR-35iA robot as the biggest and strongest col­lab­o­ra­tive robot to effort­less­ly show the world the beau­ty of com­bin­ing the pow­er of the robot with the flex­i­bil­i­ty of an oper­a­tor. Car­ry­ing a 35kg pay­load, the robot attract­ed exceed­ing­ly high amounts of inter­est amongst an array of industries.

So, Fanuc made the next log­i­cal deci­sion. They intro­duced a low­er pay­load col­lab­o­ra­tive robot, the CR-7iA, whose mechan­ics match the com­pa­ny’s LR Mate-series (LR Mate 200iD). This small­er robot will allow Fanuc to cov­er dif­fer­ent pay­loads and reach­es in the col­lab­o­ra­tive cat­e­go­ry. With all these inno­va­tions, almost any task need­ed can now be achieved with a sin­gle robot­ic man­u­fac­tur­er. Well done, Fanuc!

If you aren’t famil­iar already, col­lab­o­ra­tive robots have increased pro­tec­tive func­tions and the abil­i­ty to work side by side with human work­ers with­out any bar­ri­ers. Oper­a­tors will have the new found abil­i­ty to use their cog­ni­tive and sen­so­ry capa­bil­i­ties right next to this robot, thus cre­at­ing a most effec­tive team of man and machine.

Anoth­er huge advan­tage to these two green robots is that they are super sen­si­tive to impact. Locat­ed in the base, the force torque sen­sor is super sen­si­tive and will stop when it reach­es the para­me­ters that have been set for force vari­a­tions. Anoth­er plus is that the whole robot will restart with the push of a but­ton. There is also an exter­nal skin that cov­ers pinch points and sharp edges which helps to fur­ther reduce the force of an impact. 

If your com­pa­ny is famil­iar with Fanuc robots and is used to the robot soft­ware, than the tran­si­tion to col­lab­o­ra­tive robots would be sim­ple. It would con­sist of quick pro­gram and knowl­edge inte­gra­tion trans­fer from cur­rent robots to the new cobots.

The robot is sup­posed to make a grand appear­ance at the Tech­niShow (Nether­lands) in March, the Indus­trie fair (France) in April, the MACH Show (UK) in April and the Auto­mat­i­ca fair (Ger­many) in June. This is one robot you don’t want to miss!

We love how the robot­ic indus­try is in a state of con­stant evo­lu­tion! See­ing the robot­ic indus­try press­ing for­ward with neat inno­va­tions, includ­ing these cobots, is promis­ing for all of us! We won’t be sur­prised when the col­lab­o­ra­tive robot mar­ket quick­ly booms worldwide! 

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the col­lab­o­ra­tive robots list­ed above, or any of the tra­di­tion­al indus­tri­al robots avail­able from the com­pa­nies in this arti­cle? Then you should con­tact Robots​.com, an inte­gra­tor for Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. Our staff will work with you to help you design and build the best robot­ic sys­tem for you and your facility.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today at 8777626881.

Feb 19, 2016