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New Robot Controller (R-30iB Plus/ R-30iB Mate Plus)

New Robot Controller (R-30iB Plus/ R-30iB Mate Plus)

Added to MTDCNC by FANUC on 24 April 2017

Echternach – FANUC will announce new robot controllers (R-30iB Plus/R-30iB Mate Plus) at the annual FANUC HQ Open House event on 12-13 April 2017.  

The new robot controllers feature the new iPendant with enhanced screen resolution and processing capability.  With a more flexible appearance, the user interface has had a major facelift. The new user interface, iHMI, can display guides for setup and programming, as well as tutorials from the main home page which has a design common to FANUC CNCs, enabling easier use of robots.  By using the programming guide, even first-time robot users can create a program for a simple handling task and execute it in just 30 minutes. Easier usage also facilitates system setup and maintenance to improve efficiency.

At the same time, FANUC robot users from the past are able to use the previous version of user interface, which they already feel comfortable with.

Processing performance for both hardware and software has been improved, and the signal processing cycle has been shortened.  Compared to past controllers, signal output timing has been improved, expanding possible applications to systems which require a high level of positioning precision, such as laser applications.

The vision function has a new camera interface which increases four times the speed for transmitting images from the camera, and a simplified cable configuration.  With improvements in the user interface, setup of the vision system can be handled much more efficiently.

The new robot controllers contribute to the easier use of robots and automation in the manufacturing industry.

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