Fanuc has reached an installed base of 400,000 robots worldwide, a milestone that it claims is a world record.

Head of marketing and sales coordination of Fanuc Europe, Konrad Grohs, says: “We’re incredibly proud to have broken the world record and we believe this is testament to Fanuc’s longstanding commitment to innovation, and continually pushing the boundaries of automation to increase productivity.”

“We believe that benefits of factory automation and robotisation will be better recognised also in European plants and will further increase the competitiveness of European industry.”

The company reports that production has doubled in the last seven years, thanks to popularity of the Fanuc R-2000i Series, LR Mate series, and the CR-35iA, a collaborative robot. The Fanuc R-2000i and LR Mate series are the company’s highest selling robots, while the collaborative robot has attracted attention for different reasons. Collaborative robots brought a variety of benefits to the manufacturing plant floor including improved employee welfare and increased cost savings.

Demand from manufacturers in China has also played a major role in increased production.

Source: machinery.co.uk from machinery.co.uk

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