FANUC’s 39kg cobot was launched at IREX last year, and is a compact collaborative robot which the company says can aid manufacturers looking to increase productivity while adhering to current social distancing guidelines. Available for viewing at FANUC UK’s headquarters in Coventry, the CRX-10iA will be on show at its upcoming technology day to allow manufacturers the opportunity to see how collaborative robots can help their business.
Given the close contact between operator and machine, FANUC says that the CRX-10iA has been designed with safety front of mind. Movement automatically stops upon light contact with humans, and if an object is struck hard, the cobot instantly backs away from it. The smooth design provides protection from pinching, making it an ideal partner for production workers, and the cobot is certified according to the ISO 10218-1 safety standard. Additionally, the CRX-10iA benefits from regular software updates and the ability to add various application updates such as grippers, sensors, or camera, to ensure the cobot can adapt to varying conditions on a production line.
This is underpinned by a long service life, with FANUC expecting all mechanical components to operate maintenance-free for the first eight years of use provided the CRX-10iA is used correctly. Go to www.fanuc.eu for further information.