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November 14, 2008

FANUC Intros New Paint Mate 200iA Mini Robot

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. specialist in designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems has released the new Paint Mate 200iA intelligent mini paint robot a part of the company’s LR Mate 200iC robot series.

The company says the new Paint Mate 200iA’s slim and lightweight structure helps mounting it in desired positions including floor, tabletop, angle and invert, which helps customers challenged with small and narrow workspaces and exhibits fast operation for faster cycle times.
It is specially designed to meet the needs of a variety of industries including automotive component, appliance, agricultural equipment, consumer goods, plastics and many others. Its standard purge control system is helpful to operate in hazardous environments.
Having FM Class III Hazardous approval for Class 1 and 111, Div. 1, Groups C,D,E,F,G environments, it supports a variety of intelligent functions including: an internal programmable controller (PMC), Ethernet, iRVision (built-in), the iPendant, line tracking, HandlingTool, and PaintTool.
“This is the perfect solution for virtually any hazardous coating environment," said Barton Faylor, paint product manager, FANUC Robotics America. "We've incorporated the same "best in class" performance as the LR Mate 200iC, including wrist load capacity, repeatability, work envelope, and speed."
He further added, "The Paint Mate 200iA robot is extremely flexible and can adapt to small lot sizes, new styles and other modifications, providing customers an affordable and versatile solution," added Faylor.
Headquartered in Detroit, FANUC Robotics have a full range of picking, packing, application software, controls, integrated vision products and palletizing robots for a complete solution. Its products are designed to maximize flexibility with built-in machine vision to offer high speed operation to increase productivity.
FANUC Robotics have installed more than 200,000 FANUC robots worldwide and over 200 robot variations work in a wide range of applications including assembly, material removal, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing and palletizing), painting, dispensing and welding.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for RobotXworld. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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