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Uncaging your robot by using collaborative ones

22 June 2016

Collaborative robots - or cobots as most are affectionately known - are bringing the fences down in manufacturing and production facilities all over the world.

Unlike early industrial robots that had to be isolated behind a protective cage, this new wave of robots comes equipped with sensors, vision and, in most cases, plenty of programmed self-control, enabling people and robots to work safely side-by-side. Always ahead of the curve, FANUC has recently launched the world’s first collaborative robot with a payload capacity of up to 35kg (exceeding all current competitor robots by 24kg).

Compared to its yellow cousins, the Kermit-green FANUC CR-35iA is a totally cage-free species of robot. Designed for tasks like heavy workpiece transfer and parts assembly, robot and human operator can work collaboratively alongside each other without a safety fence. A dexterous 6-axis arm with a reach of 1.813m, the CR-35iA also has a gentler side, including a soft green surface to reduce impact force and prevent a human operator being pinched. Certified to meet the requirements of international standard ISO 10218-1, if it comes in contact with a human co-worker or any object with a certain force, it stops or retracts immediately. In Japan, the robot has demonstrated its higher payload credentials, lifting and putting down a wheel.




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