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New weightlifter struts its stuff

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Neil Martin

Neil Martin

Payloads are a big thing in the automation industry, as for robots to get a true grip on the shopfloor, they have to do the business and pull their weight.

So news that FANUC has launched it’s strongest SCARA to date will be welcomed.

The SR-20iA is able to carry payloads of up to 20kg and this, alongside its small, lightweight design, opens up new operational possibilities in assembly, handling, picking and packaging applications said FANUC. 

Its footprint of 280 x 364mm, weight of 64kg and 1100mm reach allows the SR-20iA to operate at maximum efficiency, even in compact spaces.

FANUC also pointed out that its internally routed services give the robot a clean and clear look, minimising the interference area and making it simple to be installed into any assembly line. A water proof, white epoxy paint IP65-rated variant is also available to meet cleanroom environment demands.

Oliver Selby, Robotics Business Development Manager at FANUC UK, said: “We are excited to launch the SR-20iA, which has been specifically designed to simplify integration for our customers. It represents a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for a broad range of packaging and assembly applications.”

The SR-20iA’s 20kg payload and high speed make it a suitable alternative for traditional packaging applications. It also supports larger grippers and therefore the assembly of bigger parts. The SR-20iA offers FANUC quality and functionality to businesses with varied packaging needs, representing a practical and economical solution.