FANUC has announced the latest model in its SCARA robot series: the SR-20iA
Able to carry payloads of up to 20kg, the SR-20iA is, says FANUC, its strongest SCARA to date.
The increased payload capacity of SR-20iA, alongside its small, lightweight design, opens up new operational possibilities in assembly, handling, picking and packaging applications.
Its footprint of 280 x 364mm, weight of 64kg and 1100mm reach allows the SR-20iA to operate at maximum efficiency, even in compact spaces. Small but mighty, it fulfils the requirements of high-speed assembly, ensuring a high total part throughput.
Internally routed services give the robot a clean and clear look, minimising the interference area and making it simple to be installed into any assembly line, states the company. A waterproof white epoxy paint IP65-rated variant is also available to meet cleanroom environment demands.
The SR-20iA has been specifically designed to simplify integration for FANUC UK customers, says Oliver Selby, the company’s robotics business development manager. “It represents a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for a broad range of packaging and assembly applications.”
Powered by the R-30iB Compact Plus Controller, it supports a range of software options, including FANUC’s image processing tool iRVision and logistics software iRPickTool. FANUC also offers the software iRProgrammer for robot set-up and programming, which can be accessed through web browsers on both tablets and computers.
The SR-20iA’s 20kg payload and high speed make it a suitable alternative for traditional packaging applications. It also supports larger grippers and therefore the assembly of bigger parts.
Selby concludes: “We always strive to ensure the best performance from the smallest possible footprint and this is exactly what we achieved with the SR-20iA. The compact design and functional capabilities allow the robot to be suitable for a variety of manufacturer requirements.”
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