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Fanuc marks production of 500,000th robot

In April, Fanuc announced plans to build a new factory in Chikusei City, Japan, scheduled to open in August 2018, which will increase its robot capacity from 6,000 to 11,000 units per month.

November 29, 2017   Canadian Plastics

Robotic automation supplier Fanuc Corp. has just hit a big milestone by building its 500,000th robot.

“Automation and robotics are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness,” said Mike Cicco, president & CEO, Fanuc America, which is headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich. “More companies are using automation to overcome inefficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity, and gain market share. Having sold a half million robots is a key milestone for us, and we’re looking forward to expanding our capabilities to keep pace with the growing demand for automation.”

In April, Fanuc announced plans to build a new factory in Chikusei City, Japan, scheduled to open in August 2018. Fanuc’s new factory will increase its robot capacity from 6,000 to 11,000 units per month.

Some recent examples of Fanuc’s latest products include the R-30iB Plus controller, which features a new iPendant with an enhanced screen resolution and processing capability; the Fanuc Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system which provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for Fanuc CNCs and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems; and Zero Down Time (iZDT), an application that runs on the FIELD system that allows monitoring of real-time production information from connected devices, so a customer can take corrective action before any downtime occurs.

Fanuc’s Canadian operation, Fanuc Robotics Canada Ltd., is located in Mississauga, Ont.


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