EMO Milano Factory automation, robotics and machine tool solutions revealed at EMO Milano

Editor: Alexander Stark

Italy — During EMO Milano 2021, Fanuc will show a number of new technologies on its stand that are to turn the vision of an automated future into present-day reality. Apart from topics such as green mobility, the company's stand will focus on medical technology, optics, metal cutting and the robotisation of all manufacturing processes.

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The new Robocut α-C400iC and C600iC will be on display at EMO, the smaller of which will join forces with a Fanuc CRX collaborative robot (cobot).
The new Robocut α-C400iC and C600iC will be on display at EMO, the smaller of which will join forces with a Fanuc CRX collaborative robot (cobot).
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At six key areas of its stand on EMO Milano, Fanuc will host innovative physical and virtual exhibits. The focus is on “One Fanuc”, a unique technology for complete automation that adds value for machine manufacturers, plant builders and operators from a single source.

Within the One Fanuc area visitors will see CNC machine tools, various robots and software solutions working in unison. In addition, these cell-based solutions will connect with Industrial IoT applications running on Fanuc's Field system platform.

The visual centrepiece of the stand will be the factory automation (FA) gallery. The tunnel-like gallery will showcase a wide spectrum of Fanuc FA solutions, including digital twin technology. The efficient automation of machines is an important topic of the show.

Alongside the robots, Fanuc will present an ROI (Return on Investment) calculator for robotisation. This web app features a dashboard that sets out the potential savings available in an easy-to-understand manner.

Regarding Robomachines there will be a trio of European premieres at the exhibition. In fact, the company is this time renewing all three models (Robodrill, Robocut and Roboshot) in its Robomachine line up.

The Robodrill α-DiB-Plus series of vertical machining centres will be available from the beginning of 2022. Innovations such as revised spindle variations, new control options, servo drives and mechanical improvements have made the latest Robodrill even more effective, reliable, fast and easy to use.

The Robocut α-CiC wire EDM machine series features many new developments. For instance, the company has further enhanced machine rigidity by strengthening the mechanical structure, providing the basis for more precise machining and even higher repeatability.

The new Robocut α-C400iC and C600iC will be on display at EMO, the smaller of which will join forces with a Fanuc CRX collaborative robot (cobot).

A Robocut α-CiC produced the injection mould inserts for use on the third new Robomachine on show at EMO: the Roboshot α-SiB injection moulding machine.

The company's new Roboshot α-SiB series is capable of metal injection moulding (MIM) as a production method for medical devices and surgical instruments.

At the exhibition, the Roboshot α-SiB will incorporate a handling cell based on the company's QSSR (Quick and Simple Start-up of Robotization) concept with a LR Mate robot.

Fanuc's Industrial IoT area at EMO will demonstrate scalable IoT solutions that aim to increase manufacturing efficiency, in particular to increase the productivity, quality and uptime of production processes.

The company's EMO stand will feature several partner companies that have prepared Industrial IoT applications running on the supplier's Field system platform.

The company's service offering will also have its own area on the stand with the FAR (Fanuc Assisted Reality) software tool for remote service on display. Last but not least, the manufacturer will present its service performance of 25 hours MTTR (Mean Time to Repair) and 99.97 percent service parts availability — both of which are being achieved throughout Europe.

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