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FANUC R-2000iB Robotic Step Bar Polishing Automation Cell - Courtesy of Acme Manufacturing


A FANUC R-2000iB/165F robot picks a running board from a fixture table and presents it to a series of sanding and buffing wheels to achieve a smooth mirror finish. During the process, the robot uses a gripper stand to re-orient the running board to ensure all areas are finished properly and consistently. This process utilizes multiple polishing and buffing wheels on each electric motor to maximize floor space, and minimize equipment and energy use.

The robot's six axis flexibility and long reach makes it ideal for processes requiring multiple stations and a large work envelope. The harsh environment created by the debris and high-speed sanding and buffing motors makes it unsuitable for manual labor. This video comes courtesy of Acme Manufacturing Company.

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Key Robot Technology Demonstrated


R-2000iB robot

  • The slim arm of the R-2000iB and compact footprint allows for increased robot density, increasing throughput.
  • Compact size and ability to flip over and work behind itself maximizes flexibility for work cell design, and saves valuable floor space.
  • Large allowable wrist moments and inertias meet a variety of heavy handling challenges.
  • Non-rotating forearm simplifies hose and cable dressout increasing service life.
  • Proven, reliable FANUC servo drives provide highest uptime and productivity.
  • High-performance motion yields fast cycle times and high throughput.
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