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Publication Date: 05/1/2007
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Fanuc Robotics Intros Intelligent "Lean" Robot
Versatile robotic arm.
Rochester Hills, MI — Fanuc Robotics America, Inc., has introduced its new LR Mate 200iC robot, the company's next generation mini-robot offering maximum performance in a light, efficient, accurate and nimble (lean) package.

The six-axis, LR Mate 200iC robot is significantly lighter and more compact than its predecessor, but reportedly rates "best in class" for its wrist load capacity, repeatability, work envelope, and speed.

The intelligent LR Mate 200iC is designed to meet the needs of a variety of industries including metals, plastics, packaged and consumer goods, food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Its design enhancements and flexibility to quickly adapt to small lot sizes, new styles and other modifications provides manufacturers an affordable solution for small part, flexible production.

Suitable for high-speed part handling, machine tending, assembly and material removal, the new slim and lightweight robot can be mounted in a variety of positions including floor, tabletop, inside machines, angle and invert, which maximizes flexibility for small and narrow workspaces.

According to the company, the new robot offers a wide range of benefits, including: high wrist load capacity; higher rigidity for smooth motion; slim arm to allow operation in narrow spaces; enhanced motion performance for "best in class" speed; "best in class" work envelope, supports a variety of intelligent functions including an internal programmable controller (PMC), Ethernet, iRVision (built-in), and force sensing; optional IP67 rating for the entire robot allows it to withstand harsh environments.

The Fanuc iRVision system is a ready-to-use robotic vision package, requiring only a camera and cable; no additional processing hardware is required. It has a 2D robot guidance tool to accomplish part location, error proofing, and other operations that normally require special sensors or custom fixtures.

For more information, contact: Fanuc Robotics America, Inc., 3900 W. Hamlin Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253 248-377-7000 fax: 248-276-4133 Web:

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