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FANUC Alarm and Error Codes Reference

Got a FANUC alarm? Check it out. We have published the list of alarms and error codes for FANUC servo and spindle amplifiers (and we will update it on a regular basis). Knowledge of those codes might help you diagnose your FANUC servo or spindle units, and it could be useful for us if we need to estimate the repair price for you.

We offer a wide range of refurbished and brand new FANUC servo and spindle amplifiers, backed by one year warranty.

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FANUC launches two new small collaborative robots to go with its big heavy one

FANUC has introduced a range of new collaborative robots – the CR-4iA and CR-7iA table-top size collaborative robots – and its CR-35iA heavy-payload collaborative robot.

The CR-7iA, CR-7iA/L, and CR-4iA collaborative robots follow the launch of the larger CR-35iA collaborative robot. Greg Buell, product manager, FANUC America, says: “Our collaborative robots are equipped with highly-sensitive contact detection allowing them to share workstations with people. This is a major safety and cost benefit as it allows the robot to perform more strenuous tasks or repetitive operations without the need for expensive industrial safety barriers.”

The CR-7iA offers a 717mm reach and 7kg payload; the CR-7iA/L offers the same payload with a longer 911mm reach; and the CR-4iA has a 550mm reach and 4kg payload. FANUC based its design for the new compact collaborative robot series on the widely popular LR Mate-series of mini material handling robots. The new robots are ideal for small part sorting and assembly, inspection, machine tending and part delivery.

All of FANUC’s collaborative robots are green to distinguish them from the standard yellow FANUC robots.

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Northwest Arkansas robotics center, bridge recieve grants

NWAOnline: A new center to teach Northwest Arkansas workers to program, operate and fix advanced industrial robots will open in Fayetteville in the fall, in the former headquarters of the city’s chamber of commerce. The chamber’s project was one of three recipients of $1.4 million in grants announced Friday by the regional director of the federal Economic Development Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. A grant to replace Spanker Creek bridge in northern Benton County and $400,000 to the World Trade Center in Rogers, which helps Arkansas businesses find export markets, were the other two grant recipients.

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“World’s first tattoo by an industrial robot” revealed

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An industrial robot has tattooed a person’s leg for what the designers claim is the first time in history (+ movie). The FANUC M-710iC robot, more commonly used in the automotive industry, was programmed to tattoo a spiral shape onto the lower section of a man’s leg. Appropriate Audiences, the French design team behind the project, are calling it “the world’s first tattoo by an industrial robot”. Together with engineering researcher David Thomasson, they modified the robot to put a tattoo gun on the end of its arm. Read more

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FANUC boosts fiscal 2016 guidance on Chinese demand

TOKYO — FANUC upgraded its earnings projection for the year ending in March on Wednesday, reflecting an unexpected influx of large Chinese orders for numerical control systems for machine tools as well as brisk robot sales to the auto industry.

The Japanese manufacturer now expects group net profit to fall 35% to 103.3 billion yen ($977 million), up from the previous forecast of 93.7 billion yen. The sales estimate was raised by 3.1 billion yen but is still seen dropping 18% to 508.8 billion yen. Operating profit is projected to sink 38% to 134.1 billion yen, but that figure is 16.8 billion yen higher than initial estimates. Though FANUC’s earnings have suffered from the absence of the year-earlier spike in demand for compact machining tools used to make metal smartphone cases, the year-on-year gap will narrow later.

The upgrade reflects only an overshoot in the April-June quarter, since the large orders from China are a one-off factor and overall Chinese demand is expected to remain soft. Profit should receive a boost from higher-than-expected demand for robots, which has improved factory utilization. Fanuc revised its assumed exchange rates for July through March from 105 yen to the dollar to 100 yen, and 115 yen to the euro to 110 yen.

April-June earnings released alongside the forecasts showed sales falling 35% year on year to 127.5 billion yen and net profit dropping 40% to 30.2 billion yen.

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CAKE-FROSTING ROBOT MASTERS THE ART OF PASTRY DECORATION

Swiss confectioner Suteria Chocolata AG has been producing its famous Solothurner Torte – still the chocolatier’s bestseller – for a century. Never wavering from its original and delicious recipe, several years ago the company enlisted the help of a new pasty chef – a compact FANUC LR Mate.

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Staying true to the traditional craftsmanship that’s renowned throughout the region, the robot was recruited to work half-day shifts not due to performance limitations but in order to keep what they produce fresh. Sales orders determine the quantity produced and only before major holidays does the robot put in extra shifts. The robot completes the intricate yet monotonous task of piping perfectly sized hazelnut meringue rounds, which decorate the top and bottom of each torte. With thousands of these cakes produced every year, CEO Michael Brüderli notes that the robot is a highly regarded asset that enables Suteria to maintain its commitment to ‘uncompromising quality’.  Read more

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FANUC America Appoints President and CEO

Mike Cicco

Mike Cicco

FANUC America Corp. (Rochester Hills, Michigan) announced that Mike Cicco has been named the company’s president and CEO. As president and CEO, he will have responsibility for all of the company’s operations in North and South America. In addition, Rick Schneider has been named chairman of FANUC America and will continue in his role as a board member of its parent company, FANUC Corp.

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Fanuc seeks to connect factory machinery of all makes

TOKYO — Fanuc hopes to create a system that can control the operating states of every piece of machinery on the factory floor, including robots, machine tools and other equipment made by other companies.

The Japanese manufacturer of factory automation equipment has teamed with Cisco Systems, a U.S. maker of communications network equipment, and others to develop the system. They hope to have it ready as soon as this fall for use in factories.  Read more