Fanuc Introduces the R-30iB Plus and R-30iB Mate Plus Controllers

Apr 11, 2017

Fanuc introduced two new controllers: the Fanuc R-30iB Plus​R-30iB Plus​ and the R-30iB Mate Plus. These controllers offer improvements that provide simpler solutions in the manufacturing world. If you are interested in one of these controllers, contact experts today. ​


The Fanuc R‑30iB PlusR‑30iB Plus and the R‑30iB Mate Plus were intro­duced to the world at the annu­al HQ open house in Japan this week. Fanuc’s aim with these con­trollers is to cre­ate a solu­tion to help make the use of robots and automa­tion in man­u­fac­tur­ing simpler. 

Fanuc has giv­en the R‑30iB Plus and the R‑30iB Mate Plus a major user inter­face face-lift and has named it iHMI. This new inter­face has an icon-based screen to help pro­vide a famil­iar and easy-to-use expe­ri­ence. iHMI also has intu­itive dis­play guides for set­up and pro­gram­ming and includes tuto­ri­als from the main home page. These are designed sim­i­lar­ly to Fanuc CNCs to help bring eas­i­er usability. 

The pro­gram­ming guide is advan­ta­geous as it empow­ers first-time robot users by enabling them to cre­ate and exe­cute a pro­gram for a sim­ple han­dling task. Fanuc’s new iHMI has also helped to improve robot effi­cien­cy by cre­at­ing more ease of use with the sys­tem set­up and maintenance. 

The R‑30iB Plus and R‑30iB Mate Plus con­trollers will be paired with the new iPen­dant. This iPen­dant has supe­ri­or screen res­o­lu­tion and pro­cess­ing capa­bil­i­ty. If you are a Fanuc robot user already com­fort­able with the cur­rent inter­face, fear not, the iPen­dant can eas­i­ly revert to the pre­vi­ous version.

Oth­er ben­e­fits of these new R‑30iB Plus and the R‑30iB Mate Plus con­trollers are the sim­pli­fied cable con­fig­u­ra­tions and enhanced hard­ware and soft­ware pro­cess­ing per­for­mances. When com­pared to past con­trollers, the sig­nal out­put tim­ing has also been improved. This helps to enable the diver­si­fi­ca­tion of pos­si­ble appli­ca­tions to sys­tems, even those which require a high lev­el of posi­tion­ing pre­ci­sion, such as laser applications. 

Fur­ther­more, there is a new cam­era for the vision func­tion that pro­duces four times the speed for trans­mit­ting images from the cam­era. All of the iHMI improve­ments help the set­up of the vision sys­tem to be han­dled much more efficiently.

Fanuc is excit­ed to get these to mar­ket as these new robot con­trollers will con­tribute to an eas­i­er use of robots and automa­tion in the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try. If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about these prod­ucts or oth­er items, you can con­tact Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives online or at 8777626881.

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