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FANUC introduces new compact ARC welding robot

10 July 2017

FANUC, the leading global manufacturer of factory automation solutions, is introducing a new high-specification ARC welding robot to its acclaimed ARC Mate series.

Succeeding the ARC Mate 100iC/12, the new ARC Mate 100iD will deliver significant productivity improvements for customers through its superior motion performance alongside simpler installation efforts and lower ownership costs thanks to its seamless integration with weld process equipment.

Boasting the highest axis speed and precision in its class, the ARC Mate 100iD can be operated intuitively from its new graphical user interface.

Ideally suited to narrow work spaces, or inverted mounting, it delivers an optimised working envelope, reach and stroke for higher production throughput.

The ARC Mate 100iD features a fully integrated welding hosepack and cable management system with all cables and air pipes passing through the robot’s hollow arm, wrist and body, eliminating the risk of external cables coming into contact with other equipment. This makes integration easier while helping to optimise the lifespan of cables. 

Through its improved wire feeder mounting and slim robot profile and footprint, the ARC Mate 100iD is the ideal choice when designing compact welding cells. Its payload remains at a class-leading 12kg.

Like all FANUC robots, the ARC Mate 100iD supports many intelligent functions including built-in vision systems such as the FANUC developed iRVision system. It is also compatible with additional seam tracking sensors, cameras and gripping devices. Meanwhile, a broad range of Arc Welding software options and dedicated safety functions such as the acclaimed FANUC Dual Check Safety (DCS) control architecture can also be added. The ROBOGUIDE WeldPRO offline simulation PC tool helps boost the cell design and improves its engineering.

Andrew Armstrong of FANUC explained: “The FANUC ARC Mate range has become the reference point for welding robots thanks to its precision, reliability and integration capabilities. We have now refined the range further with the introduction of the ARC Mate 100iD which offers the same proven performance attributes alongside even greater flexibility, convenience and controllability.”

For more information on FANUC’s automation and robotics solutions, please visit: www.fanuc.eu/uk/en/industrial-automation 

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