FANUC in Rochester Hills Unveils Compact, Versatile Robot

FANUC America in Rochester Hills, a leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and robo-machines, has introduced the new LR-10iA/10 robot designed for machine tending and a variety of picking applications found in the warehousing and logistics markets.
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FANUC America has unveiled the LR-10iA/10 robot, a versatile and powerful robot that serves many applications. // Courtesy of FANUC America
FANUC America has unveiled the LR-10iA/10 robot, a versatile and powerful robot that serves many applications. // Courtesy of FANUC America

FANUC America in Rochester Hills, a leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and robo-machines, has introduced the new LR-10iA/10 robot designed for machine tending and a variety of picking applications found in the warehousing and logistics markets.

“The new LR-10iA/10 is a great solution to help manufacturers and distribution centers overcome obstacles associated with labor shortages, while improving throughput and reducing operating costs,” says Eric Potter, general manager of FANUC America’s general industries and automotive segment.

The robot weighs just over 100 pounds and can be mounted in a variety of positions, including upside down or on an angle. It’s also easy to mount the robot to automated guided vehicles (AGV) and other mobile platforms to accommodate repetitive tasks or automate machines that are standing idle.

Aside from machine tending and picking and packaging for the warehousing and logistics markets, the robot also has applications for assembly processes, dispensing and seam sealing, material removal, and part transfer.

The LR-10iA/10 has a payload of approximately 11 pounds and a large work envelope with a long reach of close to 45 inches. The compact size makes it an ideal solution for companies with limited floor space, and the slim arm fits into machine tools to load and unload parts.

In addition, the fully enclosed structure features built-in airlines, solenoid valves, and electric utilities for easy integration along with an IP67 rating, allowing it to operate in industrial environments with dust, water, and oil mist.

Powered by the FANUC R-30i/B Mate Plus Controller, the new industrial robot offers the same intelligence and reliability of all FANUC robots, including integrated iRVision, force sensing, and Zero Down Time (ZDT).

ZDT not only reduces unexpected downtime, it helps maximize production throughput, optimize maintenance costs, increase the robot’s lifespan, and access data from anywhere via the ZDT web portal.

FANUC says its first priority is customer service and is committed to supplying customers with parts and support for the life the product.

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