The Japanese company Fanuc, leader in the production of industrial robots, has recently signed an agreement with the BMW Group, German automotive giant, for the supply of 3,500 robots intended for the new company’s vehicles production lines.
The agreement includes the supply of various pre-existing models of Fanuc robots, peripheral accessories and, at the same time, of a series of anthropomorphs specifically developed for the automotive industry.
These ad hoc solutions include CR-35iA, the first collaborative robot with a load capacity of 35 kg on the wrist, developed to be integrated into assembly lines that require the movement of heavy pieces; M-2000iA / 2300, 6-axle lift capable of handling up to 2300 kg; Fanuc Arc Mate welding robots, for arc and spot welding of the various components; and painting robots.
Mostly, FANUC robots will be used in the production of car bodies, doors and hoods.
Covering a diverse range of industries and applications, FANUC offers more than 110 models of industrial robots including anthropomorphic, collaborative, scara and delta lifters and robots for the pick & place. The company has never taken its market dominance for granted and has been dynamically working on smarter & flexible solutions, particularly those that incorporate A.I. To date, the company has installed more than 600,000 robots worldwide.