FANUC CORPORATION, a global provider in factory automation and robotics recently announced the production of its one millionth industrial robot. As an automation trailblazer for over half a century, FANUC’s robots are used in production facilities all over the world to assemble, handle, package, and weld products of every shape and size.
For example, FANUC’s ARC Mate series welding robots are the product of years of experience in robotics and welding. The FANUC ARC Mate Series includes a variety of models with payloads of up to 20 kg and reach up to 2.0m, suitable for a range of arc welding, laser welding, soldering, and cutting applications.
The FANUC ARC Mate robot series allows users to maximize productivity, optimize quality, minimize manufacturing costs, and improve the safety of the workplace.
FANUC developed its first robot in 1974 and entered the North American market in 1982 primarily as a supplier to the automotive industry.
Today, FANUC’s 200+ robot and cobot model variants are used in every industry including aerospace, EV, medical, warehousing, and many more.
“Companies are striving to achieve their goals as they face an increasing labor shortage,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO, FANUC America. “Whether it’s a small shop or large assembly operation, we’re seeing more requests for easy-to-use automated solutions that will provide a quick ROI — FANUC is well-positioned to meet those needs.”
FANUC America is also ramping up its capabilities to meet customer growth with ongoing construction of its new West Campus scheduled to open in the spring of 2024. The new facility, combined with the existing headquarters and North Campus, FANUC will occupy nearly two million square feet of operational space in Oakland County, MI.
“FANUC is excited for the future as we remain committed to developing automation products with the utmost technical expertise coupled with lifetime product support,” said Cicco.