Robot production booming
11 December 2015
FANUC UK has announced that it has a worldwide installed base of more than 400,000 industrial robots which it says is a new world record for the industry.
Production has doubled in the last 7 years. The recent drivers behind reaching this major milestone have been the FANUC R-2000i Series, LR Mate series, and the CR-35iA, collaborative green robot. The FANUC R-2000i and LR Mate series are the company’s highest selling robots, while the collaborative robot has attracted new customers. Collaborative robots brought a variety of benefits to the manufacturing plant floor including improved employee welfare and increased cost savings.
Demand from manufacturers in China to transform their factories with new and emerging technologies has fuelled production for industrial robots, and has played a major role in the doubling of FANUC production over the last seven years.