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Track Mounted FANUC R-2000iB Robot Loads Multiple Machine Tools


This video courtesy of Automated Cells & Equipment features the FANUC Robotics R-2000iB, a robot that is ideal for machine tending applications. This robot features a large work envelope and heavy payload capability. 

This application utilizes FANUC iRVision to locate semi-organized raw parts on an incoming pallet. A camera and an LED light source are mounted within the end of arm tooling and are used to determine part location on the pallet. Once the part is located, the robot moves to the part, picks it, and then moves to a re-grip station. The robot places the part into the re-grip station and opens the gripper. This allows the part to precisely position itself within the fixture. The robot then re-closes the gripper on the part, moves to the machine tool, and waits for the machining process to finish.

Once the machining process is complete, the machine tool door opens allowing the robot to perform the part unload/load process. Communication between the robot and machine tool assures the precise transfer of parts to and from the machine chucks and includes coordination of when to open and close the machine door. This application also features the FANUC R-2000iB Robot mounted to a servo-driven linear track. This provides an expanded work envelope and promotes the coverage of many machine tools. 

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Key Technology Demonstrated


FANUC R-2000iB Robot

Track Mounted 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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