Scara expands Fanuc small robot lineup

With the introduction of two new Scara robots, Fanuc has expanded its small robot offerings for high-speed pick-and-place, assembly, testing/inspection and other applications.

Fanuc’s new Scara robots feature high-speed, precise operation for pick-and-place, assembly, testing, inspection and packaging processes in a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, auto component, plastics, food and beverage, lab automation, appliances and medical device manufacturing. A compact, lightweight design provides significant space savings.

Fanuc’s new Scara robots represent the next level of speed and precision for assembly and material handling applications. With the addition of Scara robots to the small robot lineup, Fanuc is able to provide customers with a cost-effective solution to achieve higher productivity, even when micron-level tolerances are required.

The SR-3iA offers a 3kg payload, 400mm reach, and 200mm stroke, and the SR-6iA has a 6kg payload, 650mm reach and 210mm stroke. Motion performance for Fanuc’s new Scara robots are best-in-class.

Powered by the new R-30iB Compact Plus controller, the new Scara robots offer the same intelligence and reliability available on all Fanuc robots, including integrated iRVision, force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity, integrated safety, and most other software options. Fanuc’s new Scara iRProgrammer software interface is easy to use for programming with Tablets or PCs, and can be accessed via a Web browser.

Included in the Fanuc Scara robot features and benefits:

• Ultra-compact footprint and slim profile minimises interference with peripheral devices
• Two models available: SR-3iA (400mm reach) and SR-6iA (650mm reach)
• Lightweight design enables easy system integration and continuous fast operation
• High inertia capacity maximises flexibility to handle large work pieces
• Generous vertical stroke makes it possible to perform assembly, packaging and handling operations
• Bottom cable exit (optional) provides cable protection, and saves valuable floor space for higher efficiency
• Integral air lines, 24VDC power and I/O signal cables, and solenoid valves (optional) simplify system integration and reduce overall cost
• Brake release switch on the robot’s arm allows easy error recovery
• New high-performance R-30iB Compact Plus controller requires minimal space and allows layout and installation flexibility
• New web-based iRProgrammer user interface for intuitive and easy robot setup and programming on a Tablet or PC (Teach Pendant is optional)
• Standard CE/NRTL compliance on the R-30iB Compact Plus controller allows global deployment without any additional cost
• Same high performance intelligent software options across the entire FANUC robot line, including iRVision (Integrated Vision), force sensing, conveyor tracking, fieldbus connectivity and integrated safety

Fanuc’s Scara robots will be launched in South Africa at Electra Mining 2018.

For further information contact Fanuc South Africa on TEL: 011 392 3610 or visit