New Assembly Robot Offers Next Level Speed

FANUC's new SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots feature high-speed, precise operation for pick and place, assembly, testing/inspection and packaging processes in a wide range of industries including auto component, appliances and medical device manufacturing. A compact, lightweight design provides significant space savings.

"Our new SCARA robots represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material handling applications," said Nishant Jhaveri, engineering manager, small and SCARA robots, FANUC America. "With the addition of SCARA robots to our small robot lineup, we're able to provide customers with a cost-effective solution to achieve higher productivity, even when micron-level tolerances are required."

The SR-3iA offers a 3kg payload, 400mm reach, and 200mm stroke, and the SR-6iA has a 6kg payload, 650mm reach and 210mm stroke. "Motion performance for FANUC's new SCARA robots are best-in-class," added Jhaveri.

Powered by the new R-30iB Compact Plus controller, the new SCARA robots offer integrated iRVision, force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity, integrated safety, and most other software options. FANUC's new SCARA iRProgrammer software interface is easy to use for programming with Tablets or PCs, and can be accessed via a Web browser.

"The FANUC SCARA's are built on the same world-renowned platform as our entire product line," said Jhaveri. "With over a half-million robots installed globally, FANUC is a household name in manufacturing. Now, with the addition of SCARAs to our product lineup, we're able to provide our customers with a well-rounded selection of small robots."

FANUC SCARA Robot Features and Benefits

FANUC's SCARA robots will be available in North America in Q1 2018.

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