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Introducing FANUC’s Collaborative Robot Family

The world’s only collaborative robots ranging from 4 kg to 35 kg in payload

Collaborate | /kəˈlabəˌrāt/ |
verb
work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.

Well said, dictionary writers.

Hello. We are FANUC's growing family of CR (Collaborative Robot) Series robots! We're the first-ever force limited Collaborative Robots from FANUC – The world's leader in industrial robotics and automation. While you won't find our picture next to the word "collaborate" in the dictionary (not yet, anyway), we were born out of the spirit of collaboration. We're the first family of industrial robots of our kind - able to work alongside of your human employees without the need for fencing, with the ability to lift and move objects from 4 kg. to 35 kg.

At first glance you'll notice the differences between us and the rest of our FANUC robot family: We're green.. We stop moving on contact and restart with the simple push of a button. We say this in the second to last line from above. However, we do share many important similarities: We're all extremely reliable. We're well liked by people because we can perform a variety of repetitive tasks and heavy lifting, helping to free people up to do other jobs. Finally, just like all FANUC robots, we're designed to help increase manufacturers' productivity, product quality and profitability by automating a wide range of your processes.

So although our collaborative family is new, we're proud to be a part of the FANUC family – The industry's widest range of industrial robots! Learn about the rest of my family, here.

FANUC Collaborative Robots - Features and Benefits

Meet the CR's

Greetings from the entire CR Robot family! We're not just the first force limited Collaborative Robots from FANUC, we're a world first, too. Why? Because we combine unrivaled strength with outstanding safety to make interactive robot/human collaboration possible for a much wider range of applications. Bottom line: We're the only family Collaborative Robot in the world that can lift objects ranging from 4 kg up to 35 kg.

We're green, because..

…our green color differentiates us from our yellow family members, so that people know were different, friendly, and safe to work with. We don't require fencing, which frees up a lot of valuable floor space and cuts costs. We have highly sensitive contact sensing technology and soft outer skin, so you don't have to worry about bumping into us. We'll gently stop if we come into contact while we're working, and you can always feel free to give us a push if we're in the way. Our ISO 10218-1:2011 safety certification is proof that we can share a workspace with humans.

We're unique, because..

…we were born from yellow FANUC robots, with the same industrial quality, functionality, and interfaces.  This makes us easy to integrate into your existing lines and controls architecture. Since we can handle such a wide range of payloads we have the widest range of collaborative applications on the robotics market. In fact, we were developed specifically to help manufacturers solve ergonomic challenges by handling applications that are physically demanding for humans, such as heavy lifting. Have a manufacturing application that requires picking up randomly located parts? We can do that, equipped with any of FANUC's state-of-the-art vision systems so I can "see" what I'm picking up.

We're team players

We love working alongside humans on production lines or partnering with them on manufacturing applications such as machine tending, handling heavy payloads that require lift assist devices or custom equipment, higher payload mechanical assembly, palletizing or packing, and tote or carton handling. The great news is we're currently in production and ready to work for you! Contact a human FANUC team member today, who will be happy to tell you more about our collaborative robot family.