Industrial automation solutions provider FANUC UK has unveiled its latest industrial robot developed specifically for industrial washing applications.
The robust and flexible R-2000iC/210WE is capable of withstanding high-pressure loads and forces, with a maximum payload of 210kg. Its outer coating and oil-equipped reducers prevent corrosion from water, detergent or mechanical stress, and the robot is waterproof to IP67 standard.
The robust nature of the robot allows it to work, unmanned, for long periods of time without interruption. Operators can also check the status of the robot via the Teach Pendant, which minimises the risk of unexpected downtime or process errors.
The new model is based on the same accurate and flexible drives and controls as the entire R-2000iC series and will initially be targeted at the automotive industry, as well as other sectors with industrial washing requirements.
Andrew Armstrong, sales and marketing manager at FANUC UK, said: “The R-2000iC/210WE is a great demonstration of how automated capabilities can be adapted and applied for any working environment, including those that are highly aggressive or aqueous.”
The R-2000iC/210WE was first revealed at EMO 2017 in Hannover, where it was paired with an LR Mate 200iD/7WP to simulate an industrial wash cell. The R-2000iC/210WE presented a component to the LR Mate, which used a high-pressure water jet to clean the component at various angles.