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Automotive Spot Welding Robot

FANUC America recently demonstrated automotive spot welding with the R-2000iD/210FH Robot.

The R-2000iD/210FH is the latest model in a large family of industrial robots offering a variety of payloads and reaches. The robot offers a compact design with a hollow arm for better cable management, which minimizes interference with system equipment and allows the robot to operate in tight workspaces. Featuring a 210 kg payload and 2,605 mm reach, the R-2000iD/210FH is ideal for spot welding and material handling applications.

For the demonstration, the R-2000iD/210FH robot, equipped with an integrated FANUC Servo Gun Control and a hollow arm for spot welding dress out, performed simulated spot welding in and around a truck cab.

The robot used Dual Check Safety (DCS) Speed and Position Check software to limit the robot's envelope within the compact workspace. Also featured was FANUC's latest R-30iB Plus controller with an intuitive iPendant for easy set-up and operation.

R-2000iD/210FH features and benefits:

  • Hollow arm design provides full internal J1-J6 cabling for handling and spot welding applications
  • Reliable, large motion range and accurate off-line simulation/programming
  • Six-axis articulation for maximum flexibility to reach multiple areas within a work cell, even very tight spaces
  • Best-in-class motion performance provides maximum productivity
  • High-speed operation minimizes robot cycle times
  • Simple serial-link configuration, smaller base and smaller wrist radius provide a compact workspace with a large envelope
  • Substantial wrist load ratings support the latest servo weld guns
  • The latest R-30iB Plus controller features an intuitive iPendant with enhanced screen resolution and more processing capability compared to previous versions. It offers a variety of intelligent functions including iRVision, Force Sensing, ROBOGUIDE, ZDT and DCS.

For more information contact:

FANUC America Corporation

3900 West Hamlin Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

888-FANUC-US (326-8287)

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