Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

May 6, 2024

  

Fanuc CobotFANUC America recently unveiled the new CRX-10iA/L Paint collaborative robot at Automate in Chicago, this week (May 6-9).  This new cobot not only will help boost all types of paint operations including high-mix, low-volume applications, but it’s also designed to comply with the stringent explosion-proof safety requirements.

FANUC CRX cobot technology have been used to automate a variety of applications, including pick and place, palletising, machine tending and welding, for more companies of all sizes and automation experiences. With the addition of the CRX-10iA/L Paint collaborative robot, now even operations with no robotics experience can quickly and effectively deploy cobots to automate their painting and coating processes by using “easy-teach” features, including drag-and-drop programming and “lead through teach.” The benefits of automating include better quality and more consistent finishes as well as cost and waste savings by accurately and efficiently painting.

“FANUC paint robots have been designed and manufactured continuously in Michigan since 1982. Now with the new CRX-10iA/L Paint collaborative robot, more operations will be able to reap the benefits of paint and coating automation,” says Ed Minch, sales director for Auto Component and General Industry Paint at FANUC America. “We know our customers are struggling to increase their production and efficiency to keep up with rising demand while staying profitable.”

Collaborative robots offer flexible automation with a small footprint and force-sensing technology that enable them to work safely around people. In addition to the standard safety certifications included with the CRX line of cobots, the CRX-10iA/L Paint is designed to be compliant to global explosion-proof safety certifications, including IECEx, ATEX, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Brazil.

The CRX-10iA/L Paint cobot has a payload of 10 kg as well as the longest reach in its class at 1,418mm, allowing the cobot to access large workpieces in even the most difficult of places that can pose ergonomic challenges for humans to manually reach. Featuring the same smooth and rounded design of the CRX series, the CRX-10iA/L Paint cobot is lightweight at 45 kg and has a small footprint, which can be further enhanced by stacking the control unit onto a light and compact R-30iB Mini Plus controller. Along with the other CRX cobots, the CRX-10iA/L Paint is maintenance-free for eight years adding to ownership savings and boosting operations.

As with other CRX models, the CRX-10iA/L Paint collaborative robot is easily programmed with the FANUC CRX Tablet Teach Pendant. Via graphical icons, first-time users can create paint path programs using the drag-and-drop interface. Intuitive paint-specific icon commands have also been added for paint applications.

Additionally, the CRX-10iA/L Paint cobot has full optimisation capabilities with path editing and ROBOGUIDE software. It can easily be integrated with other equipment used in painting, powder, liquid, coating, and fiberglass reinforced plastic applications.

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