March 2009

Now is the Time to Invest in Robotic Automation    
 U.S. tax incentives for capital equipment will continue to motivate businesses to accelerate capital spending in 2009.   These tax incentives benefit those small size companies who install capital equipment before January 1, 2010. 
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Dual Check Safety (DCS) Speed and Position Check Software


Prior to the application of safety rated robot software, all safeguarding of the robot needed to be external, either as a safety rated limit switch or cam system, safety rated area scanners, or other devices to limit robot travel or enhance protection.  DCS safety rated robot software allows the safety design of the robot system to use the robot itself for some of the safety functions.
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FANUC Robotics at ATX West Show


FANUC Robotics America, Inc. recently demonstrated high-speed picking with its new LR Mate 200iC/5F food robot, and its M-430iA/2F high-speed, intelligent picking robot equipped with iRVision® (built-in), PickTool software, and the ROBOGUIDE/PickPRO simulation package during Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Feb. 10-12.
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FANUC Robotics M-430iA/2PV Pharmaceutical Robot    

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. has introduced its new M-430iA/2PV intelligent pharmaceutical robot designed to operate in the Vapor Phase Hydrogen Peroxide, VPHP, environment, which is typical of drug discovery and drug production applications. 
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FANUC Robotics in the News    
From YouTube to news sites, FANUC Robotics and its integrators are regularly featured in a variety of publications and on the Web. Click on the link to read recent articles in the news.
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Food Industry Growing New Robot Options


As food industry giants continue converging and demand continues unabated from large warehouse outlets, grocery chains and consumers for fresh products quickly, newly emerging configurations in robots with related automation technologies, including vision systems and processing software, are seeing robot applications move upstream for picking and packing.  
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