FANUC America has introduced the LR-10iA/10 robot designed for machine tending, assembly, dispensing, material removal, picking, packaging and part transfer. The robot weighs in at 101 lbs (46 kg), and can be mounted to the floor, upside down or on an angle.
Here are some of the key features of the robot. The robot has a range of sensors, including an accelerometer, gyroscope, and balance system. It can be controlled by a remote-controlled wheel, and can be programmed to move in a variety of ways.
FANUC will begin shipping production units of the new LR-10iA/10 in January 2022. FANUC invested 26 billion yen ($24 million) in its Shanghai, China plant in March 2021. In the next three years, FAN UC hopes to expand the Shanghai facility five-fold.