Industrial Products and Applicationsyear , issue 2, april-may 2021

FANUC is presenting itself in three business fields at the EMO trade fair

FANUC will demonstrate to the visitors at EMO in Hannover the practical advantages of its current control, robot and machine technology. Among the main areas of focus at the exhibition are superior performance, along with energy efficiency and simple operation. FANUC will be showcasing 20 versions of efficient manufacturing based on 20 Robodrill machines on its stand at EMO. On display will be the machining of different work pieces with different degrees of complexity. One of the high-end applications is the 5-axis machining of a turbine blade con-sisting of three different materials (Inconel, titanium, stainless steel). Main theme: Shortening cycle times and optimal utilisation of resources by harnessing the latest CNC and servo technology from FANUC - which also applies to the Robotics Division, as demonstrated by the new LR Mate 200iD/4S. This robot, especially developed for use in machine housings, can be considered the benchmark for automated handling on machines. FANUC is consistently pursuing this development of promoting the communication and exchange of signals at the control level. This enables the potential of FANUC CNC, Robomachines and robots to be used even more effectively. In addition, it also improves reliability and availability, while simultaneously providing better information on the status or condition of a machine.