Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 11 2016 - Page 14

Fanuc overhead and from behind its back, it has an amazingly large work area despite its compact robotic design. "Test trials" involving a six and seven-axis R-1000iA, demonstrating the same payload, have resulted in identical cycle times for both robot models. Even the repeat accuracy is consistent for both models at ± 0.2 mm. The capabilities of the R-1000iA/120F-7B, however, extend far beyond spot welding applications. It is possible for the robot to be used in a compact palletizing cell as well as for loading and unloading of a processing machine within tight spaces. The programming appears to At EuroBLECH 2016 (October 25 areas, yet – compared to the short- to 29, Hall 13, Stand F98), FANUC armed version of a robot – retains its is showcasing its new seven-axis full operating radius. R-1000iA/120F-7B robot for the first time in Europe. This robot was developed on the basis of the R-1000iA series model. Due to its kinematics with an additional axis in the second arm, the seven-axis is ideally suited for use in very narrow The robot is presented in a spot welding application with a lightweight gun. LEWA Attendorn, the plant engineer and systems integrator, set up a lightweight gun "SpeedGun 10K" - an extremely light and quick servo work space. gun – in order to present this new The new R-1000iA/120F-7B has a a Becker dress pack. payload of 120 kg and a maximum reach of 2,230 mm. The outstanding features of this series are based on its robot. The robot is also equipped with The articulation in the J2 arm now enables the robot to be placed closer slender design and high dynamics. to the operating point in a welding The additional axis in the second reach. Since the robot can also work application without losing any arm enables the robot to practically robot. Based on its seven axes and the option to reduce the length of the second arm by 400 mm by "folding in", the robot provides further possibilities to decrease the distance between the robot and the component in order to build an even more compact cell, or for using robots where up to now, the necessary working space has not been available. In the control cabinet, an additional axis amplifier has been installed for the required seventh power train. Fanuc FANUC City is situated at the foot of Mount Fuji, near Lake Yamanaka. Covering 1.5 fold the second arm together, thus shortening it. This means that the NOTE WRITTEN BY Fanuc robot can be operated in tight working PHOTOGRAPHY BY Fanuc 14 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk be easy – as on every other FANUC million square metres, it is home to all FANUC's unique production facilities. www.fanuc.eu