Fanuc Introduces Stainless Delta Robot for Primary Food Handling

The new DR-3iB/6 Stainless is Fanuc’s first stainless steel food-grade delta robot for picking and packing primary food products. // Courtesy of Fanuc
The new DR-3iB/6 Stainless is Fanuc’s first stainless steel food-grade delta robot for picking and packing primary food products. // Courtesy of Fanuc

Fanuc America, the Rochester Hills provider of CNCs, robotics, and Robomachines, is introducing the new DR-3iB/6 Stainless delta robot for primary food handling at Automate 2022, June 6-9 in Detroit.

The new DR-3iB/6 Stainless is Fanuc’s first stainless steel food-grade delta robot for picking and packing primary food products. The robot meets USDA and FDA food safety standards, and sets a new benchmark for robotic food handling in terms of payload, speed, reach, and sanitation.

It features a fully enclosed stainless-steel body that is resistant to the chemicals and high pressure/temperatures required in strict wash down environments. The robot’s mirror-like surface finish ensures that any microbial contaminants can be washed away cleanly.

Additional features include NSF H1 food grade lubricant, secondary oil-catch basins (with viewing windows to monitor potential leaks), self-draining surfaces, and many other small details driven by USDA/FDA standards. The DR-3iB/6 Stainless is designed for primary food handling applications.

“The new DR-3iB/6 STAINLESS robot combines FANUC’s industry-leading performance and reliability with a food-safe stainless-steel construction,” says Jessica Juhasz, a staff engineer at Fanuc America. “We’re happy to offer a food processing robot that will help companies maximize production efficiencies without compromising food safety.”

Fanuc also will demonstrate its latest products including the new CRX cobot series and CR-35iB collaborative robot, the new M-1000iA heavy-payload robot, the new LR-10iA/10 material handling robot for machine tending and warehousing applications, and more.

CRX and CR Cobot — The new CRX cobots complement Fanuc’s existing line of CR and CRX cobots that now total 11 model variations able to handle products from 4 to 35kg. Designed for companies looking to increase their capabilities and overcome labor issues, Fanuc’s CRX cobots can run for up to eight years without maintenance.

CR-35iB — FANUC’s new CR-35iB collaborative robot with a 35kg payload can work in a variety of applications that typically require lift assist devices or custom equipment. In addition to being the industry’s strongest cobot, the CR-35iB has a large work envelope, and small installation footprint, making it ideal for tight spaces. A more streamlined and lighter mechanical unit includes FANUC’s latest sensor technology for safety.

M-1000iA Robot — The new M-1000iA robot is capable of handling very heavy products including automotive components, construction materials. and battery packs for electric vehicles.

LR-10iA/10 Robot — Fanuc’s new LR-10iA/10 robot is designed for machine tending and many picking applications found in the warehousing and logistics markets. Weighing just 46 kg, the LR-10iA/10 robot mounts to the floor, upside down, or on an angle. It’s also very easy to mount the robot to an AGV or other mobile platform.

M-2000iA/1700L — Fanuc’s M-2000iA robot series is designed for automotive and other large component manufacturers with super heavy-payload applications looking to reduce costs associated with conventional conveyors and lifting devices.

Paint Mate 200iA Robot — The Fanuc Paint Mate 200iA is a flexible and compact six-axis paint robot with a 5kg payload and 892mm reach. Designed for small paint booths, the Paint Mate’s versatile mounting options include floor, wall, inverted, or at an angle. The Paint Mate is part of a series of painting robots designed and built by Fanuc in Rochester Hills since 1982.

R-2000iD/210FH Robot — The Fanuc R-2000iD/210FH is part of an extensive family of industrial robots offering a variety of payloads and reaches. The robot offers a compact design with a hollow arm for better cable management, which minimizes interference with system equipment and allows the robot to operate in tight workspaces. Featuring a 210kg payload and 2,605mm reach, the R-2000iD/210FH is designed for spot welding and material handling applications.

SR-12iA SCARA Robot — Fanuc’s family of 4-axis SCARA robots includes the SR-3iA, SR-6iA, SR-12iA, and SR-20iA models with 3kg, 6kg, 12kg and 20kg payload capacities, and a 400mm – 1,100mm reach, respectively. Fanuc’s SCARA robots are designed to help customers increase productivity in a number of industries including consumer goods, batteries, and other auto components, plastics, lab automation, appliances, and medical devices.

Fanuc personnel also will participate in a variety of conferences, panel discussions, and advanced courses at Automate. For more information visit here.