What do the FANUC and model letters represent?

​The FANUC robot letters at the end of their names help to explain the specific model and purpose of the robot. FANUC stands for ‘Fuji Automatic Numerical Control' and they are one of the largest robotic companies in the world. Contact RobotWorx representatives today to integrate a new or used robotic system onto your production line.

What do the FANUC and model letters represent?


FANUC robotics

FANUC is an acronym for ‘Fuji Automatic Numerical Control.’ It is one of the largest robotic companies on the globe. In 2014, it supplied the North and South Americas alone with the installation of over 240,000 robots. FANUC also develops controls and vision products that aid in the development and integration of automation.

Most FANUC robots have a letter(s) at the end of their name to describe their specific model and purpose, however, not every one knows what these letters mean. Here is a guide to clarify the meaning of the FANUC model letters to allow you to select the perfect robot for your automation needs.

C= cleanroom, example: FANUC LR Mate 200iC/7C

CF= compact, example: FANUC R-2000iB/170CF

E= offset wrist, example: M-710iC/50E

F= food grade, example: FANUC M-430iA/4F

FH= food grade, hollow wrist, example: FANUC M-430iA/4FH

FS= hollow wrist, example: FANUC R-2000iB/210FS

H= 5-axis, example: R-2000iB/100H

HL= long arm, hollow wrist, example: FANUC M-1iA/1HL

L= long arm, example: FANUC R-2000iB/125L

LC= long arm, clean-room, example: FANUC LR Mate 200iD/7LC

LT= long arm, top mount, example: FANUC ARC Mate 120iB/10LT

M= high inertia, example: FANUC M-710iC/45M

MS= high inertia, short arm, example: FANUC M-10iA/10MS

MT= high inertia, top mount, example: FANUC M-20iA/20MT

P= pedestal mount, example: M-900iA/150P

PH= pedestal mount, hollow wrist, example: FANUC M-430iA/2PH

R= rack mount, example: FANUC R-2000iA/165R

S = short arm, example: FANUC ARC Mate 100iC/12S

SC= short arm, cleanroom, example: FANUC LR Mate 200iD/4SC

T= top mount, example: FANUC M-20iA/20T

U= upside down mount, example: FANUC R-2000iB/220U

US= upside-down mount, hollow wrist, example: FANUC R-2000iB/220US

WE= wash environment, example: R-2000iB/210WE

WP= wash proof , example: FANUC LR Mate 200iD/7WP

No letters= standard model, example: FANUC M-20iA

If you are interested in a FANUC robot, contact our RobotWorx representatives today at 740-251-4312 or reach them online.

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