Oct. 23, 2007
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. FANUC Robotics America, Inc. The new R-2000iB/100H robot offers FANUC Robotics world-renowned performance, reliability and maintainability,

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – FANUC Robotics America, Inc. The new R-2000iB/100H robot offers FANUC Robotics’ world-renowned performance, reliability and maintainability, and has the speed and payload to make it an ideal fit for palletizing bags, boxes, bundles, trays and other products. It offers a 100 kg payload, a 2655 mm reach, and is capable of handling product at rates of 20 cycles per minute.

“We saw a growing demand in the packaging industry for a mid-size palletizing robot, and the R-2000iB/100H fulfills that need,” said Rich Meyer, R-2000iB product manager, FANUC Robotics. “It offers the throughput of our M-410iB palletizing robot, but it is significantly smaller and will help customers with smaller work spaces or lower ceiling heights.”

At the show, the R-2000iB/100H will pick and place bags on an in-feed conveyor at three-second cycles, and simulate bag palletizing at 20 bags per minute. In addition, the robot will perform vision-guided box de-palletizing using 2D iRVision (built-in) to locate and de-palletize cases at high-speeds. The robot will also demonstrate slip-sheet handling using iRVision to locate the slip-sheets.

The R-2000iB/100H robot offers customers a wide range of benefits for mid-size palletizing applications, including:

- Requires less floor space than the M-410iB robot - High-speed operation - Comparable case-per-minute rates to the M-410iB - Performance optimized for a single in/single out configuration - PalletTool software compatibility

“The R-2000iB/100H palletizing robot has a five-axis configuration, which helps maximize the robot’s speed,” added Meyer.

The new R-2000iB/100H is the latest member of the popular, heavy payload, high performance family of robots typically used for heavy-duty industrial applications such as spot welding, and machine tending.

The R-2000iB family of industrial robots includes pedestal, invert, and rack mount versions with a variety of payloads and reaches. A slim arm and wrist assembly helps minimize interference with system equipment and allows the robot to operate in small workspaces.

iRVision - Integrated Vision in the R-2000iB/100H Palletizing Robot

FANUC Robotics’ iRVision is an easy-to-use, integrated robot vision option for the FANUC R-30iA Controller. The iRVision System is the company’s first built-in vision package that is available on all R-30iA Controllers, providing customers a single source for robot guidance or process feedback.

The FANUC iRVision system is a ready-to-use robotic vision package, requiring only a camera and cable – no additional processing hardware. It has a 2D robot guidance tool to accomplish part location, error proofing, and other operations that normally require special sensors or custom fixtures.

Contact FANUC Robotics at or by calling 248-377-7000.