FANUC Robotics has produced a variety of material handling, welding, dispensing, and material removal industrial robots since its beginning in the 1970s. One series of robots that stands out for its heavy payload and high performance capabilities is the FANUC R-2000iB series. This series of robots produced nine distinct robots with different payload limits, reaches, motion speeds and ranges, and repeatability, while also having many similarities. Two of those robots are the FANUC R-2000iB/165F and the FANUC R-2000iB/210F.
Let’s start off with the differences between the 165F and the 210F. The R2000iB/165F has a 0.02 repeatability and a mass of 1170kg, with a payload capability of 165kg. The R2000iB/210F has a 0.03 repeatability and a 1240kg mass, with a payload capability of 210kg. Both robots have different motion speeds, wrist moments, and wrist inertias. In the eyes of many manufacturers, this is where the differences end.
There are many similarities that exist between the R-2000iB/165F and the R-2000iB/210F because they are part of the same series. Both robots are extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of applications, including automotive spot welding, material handling, part transfer, material removal, dispensing, and machine loading, as well as other general industrial applications, according to FANUC. These robots have a slim arm and wrist, which allows them to fit into confined and hard to reach places, giving manufacturers even more versatility when planning their applications. Each robot also has a 2655mm horizontal reach and six degrees of freedom. Both models can use the R-30iA controller, which allows for advanced motion control, and both have the option of using FANUC iRVision.
All in all, both the FANUC R-2000iB/165F and the FANUC R-2000iB/210F are reliable and sturdy robots with a tradition of quality from their manufacturer. The small differences between these two models really leave the choice up to the manufacturer’s needs and preferences.