FANUC will be sharing the knowledge garnered from over 590,000 industrial robot installations at EMO 2019, with a series of on-stand demonstrations profiling the easy integration of robots into a wide range of industrial applications.
It has never been easier to automate a processing machine with a robot, to ultimately improve productivity and efficiency. To help streamline this process, however, FANUC will be showcasing its new QSSR (Quick and Simple Start-up of Robotisation) package at EMO. The QSSR package helps simplify the connection of a robot to a machine tool, as well as the set-up and subsequent operation. FANUC has created a standard interface for QSSR, and visitors to the stand will be able to see the package in action across a number of automated cells, including those featuring both FANUC ROBODRILL and ROBOCUT processing machines.
The M-10iD will be used on a demo cell for loading and unloading, while the M-20iD will be used to support a deburring cell producing parts which will be used to manufacture future FANUC robots. Both robots benefit from exceptionally high axis speeds, while a rigid construction allows for excellent positioning and highly accurate repeatability. Both displays are supplemented by automated washing robot cells.
To demonstrate its expertise in smaller handling and machine tending tasks in narrow workspaces, FANUC will also be running a small washing cell complete with LR Mate 200iD/7WP robot. While LR Mate 200iD/7WP is rated to IP67 as standard, the EMO model will feature the optional IP69K rating.
Finally, the FANUC stand will also feature a new education cell, which will include a new ER-4iA robot. The education cell is an excellent training tool for users new to industrial robots, and reaffirms FANUC’s commitment to training, as evidenced by its role as a partner of the World Skills organisation at this year’s World Robot Programming Championships.
With a total of seven different applications running across the FANUC stand, its CR series of collaborative robots will be a major attraction for visitors. The line-up will include every model in the CR-series, from the smallest CR-4iA to the CR-35iA. Several collaborative robots will be operating in conjunction with mobile platforms with a standardised interface.
Another innovative programming function FANUC will be exhibiting via its CR series is the Hand Guidance Function. Here, robots are programmed by manually moving the Tool Centre Point (TCP) control, with the operator entering the required path or target points at the touch of a button. The Hand Guidance Function is suitable for a variety of simple tasks, and the Easy Attachment Unit can be simply mounted on the wrist of the robot. For more complex tasks, the operator can program the robot using the handheld iPendant or the iRProgrammer, a programming interface for Smart Devices.
For MTBs and system integrators, a new software function will allow users to program and control the robot supporting a piece of production machinery via the machine’s CNC, without the need to use a robot control pendant. FANUC’s EMO stand will also feature a cell controlled via Siemens PLC.
FANUC has also further simplified the simulation of programmed between robot and machine with a new assistance function in its ROBOGUIDE software. This new function enables a synchronised representation of ROBOGUIDE for the robot movement and CNC GUIDE for the program simulation of the machine.
To find out more about FANUC’s range of industrial robots, please visit: www.fanuc.eu/uk/