Fanuc is introducing the LRMate 200iD six-axis robot, the latest addition to its LRMate 200 family. Suitable for integration into special purpose machinery, the LRMate 200iD is more compact, faster, and has a higher payload and a larger working envelope.
Weighing 25kg overall, the new LRMate is 2kg lighter than its predecessor and, combined with a reduction in arm width of 15mm, the compact unit is cost-effective as a handling or transfer system for machine and system builders.
The six-axes LRMate 200iD has an increased payload of 7kg, up from 5kg, and an uprated wrist assembly, making longer tool offsets possible. Joint speeds on every axis have been increased by up to 25 per cent, and improvements have been made to wrist moment and wrist inertia, resulting in the LRMate 200iD being able to perform the industry-standard bench test (25mm by 300mm by 25mm) with a 1kg payload 35 per cent faster at 0.32s or 187.5 cycles per minute.
Installation and access with the new arm is improved by the slim design and increased work envelope; reach is increased both horizontally and vertically. Its lower weight and ceiling, and wall- or floor-mounting options, enable integrators to design machines with better access to reduce lost production time when retooling or carrying out maintenance.
Integrated signal cabling and pneumatics are enclosed within the robot arm, from the base to forearm-mounted connectors, which helps to prevent snagging in confined cells and speed up programming. In addition to air, input/output connections and three double-acting solenoid valves, the LRMate is now equipped with integrated sensor, Ethernet and auxiliary axis cables.
The Fanuc LR Mate 200iD is controlled by the new energy-saving R-30iB intelligent controller. Packed with smart features, the R-30iB is compact and, when used in multi-robot systems, can be stacked to save valuable space. Features include real-time interactive iPendant Touch, Learning Vibration Control (LVC) for path optimisation, and auto motor braking for power saving.