Rochester Hills-based Fanuc America, a supplier of robotics and computer numerical control systems (which controls automated machines), launched a website to educate manufacturers and industry professionals about its CRX collaborative robot (cobot).
The site provides training tutorials, information on peripheral device and tooling partners, and product information about the CRX cobot lineup.
The lineup is available in two models, both with 10kg payloads, including the CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L long-reach version. Software with icon-based drag and drop control enables anyone to program the cobots without programming knowledge. The cobots are designed to not need maintenance for eight years.
CRX can be mounted on a mobile platform, allowing operators to move the cobot to different work areas. A new gripper connection makes it easy to change end-of-arm tools for new tasks. CRX also has an IP67 rating, meaning it can work in harsh environments.
The new site has three online tutorials that cover a product overview with features, unboxing and setup, and a programming course. Additional modules are planned to be unveiled in the next few months.
Also listed on the site are Fanuc-approved CRX device suppliers. CRX is designed to work with third-party devices.
The CRX cobot offers inspection, palletizing, machine tending, vision guided pick and place, sanding, and welding.