Heavy lifting collaborative robot
29 April 2015
FANUC has launched a heavy lifting industrial collaborative robot – the FANUC CR-35iA – which, it says, works hand-in-hand with human employees.
The robot uses integrated vision technology, iRVision, to ensure safety by automatically stopping when it touches a human operator. FANUC says this removes the need for safety fences.
Servicing a variety of manufacturing industries, the CR-35iA can perform both simple and complex tasks, lifting payloads of up to 35kg.
Chris Sumner, vice president of FANUC Europe and managing director, FANUC UK said: "Collaborative robot technology opens up a new era for manufacturing in which humans and robots will work even more closely on tasks; increasing productivity and efficiencies across the plant floor.”