The FANUC CR-7iA is the second most compact model from the company’s versatile collaborative robot series, with the lineup featuring several payload options — from 4 to 35 kg — and unprecedented reaches of up to 1831 mm with a 360° work envelope. The cobots from the line are ideally fit for handling working procedures that expose people to the risk of repetitive strain and work-related injuries. The CR-7iA and other cobots possess exceptional reliability and precision making for substantial benefits in terms of quality, throughput, cost-saving, and ROI. Still, they are quick to install, easy to use, and powered by intuitive software covering the needs of both experienced users and those who are new to automation technologies.
The CR-7iA comes in two versions: standard and long-arm one — the CR-7iA/L. As the name suggests, the latter surpasses the original in terms of its maximum reach, which is 911 mm compared to 717 mm in the CR-7iA model.
All FANUC collaborative robots are designed with force, speed, and momentum limiting algorithms to ensure total safety while working alongside people. Coming into contact with a person or fixed object, the cobot immediately stops and can be further activated with a single button. Due to the certified mechanisms and sensors as well as customizable speed and working parameters, the CR machines can cooperate with human staff without safety fences. On top of that, all the versions except the CR-35iA can be mounted upside-down, on a wall, or fixed to a mobile platform or rail for more flexible layouts.
Depending on the production needs, you can also use FANUC smart modules to expand the cobot’s functionality. For example, the FANUC 3D Vision Sensor enables the robots to identify randomly piled parts with various properties, while the FANUC Force Sensor allows detecting force and torque applied to the end effector. Coupled with additional tools and intelligent functions, the machines become suitable for assembly, fitting, weighing, collaborative arc welding, 3D bin picking, recognition, reading, sorting, and much more.
Owing to reliable technology and high productivity, the compact CR-7iA cobot is able to perform entire production flows that require steady and reliable quality levels, including inspection, packaging, distribution, metalworking, and other types of material handling, which would otherwise take a lot of human time. Aside from the listed tasks, the device can perform more complex jobs requiring interactive approaches with the involvement of the operator, such as coherent quality checking.
FANUC CR machines are known for their exceptional reliability and high precision. The CR-7iA is capable of repeating the same movement within ± 0.01–0.05 mm multiple times at the exact dexterity, uptime, and a maximum speed of 500 mm/s for each joint.
Furthermore, all the CR models are based on proven FANUC technology implying continuous steady operation backed by full spare parts availability, global service, and 24/7 support.
The FANUC CR series offers five different payload capacities as well as industry-leading reach options, which lets them perform a number of tedious and repetitive tasks for a wide range of professional applications. This allows you to automate manifold processes while maintaining the workers’ safety and health.
Using the FANUC cobots on assembly lines prevents the risk of repetitive strain injuries among human workers. Similar to other CR-devices, the CR-7iA is capable of consistently lifting and positioning components due to its high repeatability, which additionally improves quality of the products, increases output and speed of production.
The collaborative robots from the CR series can safely apply sealants, adhesives, paints, and other fluids in a highly accurate and cost-effective way.
The CR-7iA is great for inspection stages where high precision is required. With the smart vision sensors attached, flexible mounting options, and exact repeatability, the machine and its counterparts are perfectly suited for this demanding type of work.
Using the CR cobots for machine tending provides you with maximized efficiency, better quality, more throughput, and improved performance.
Since the cobots are engineered to carry out dull, repetitive, dirty, and dangerous tasks, you can apply them to pack the products, while the human staff will be free to perform more complex and diversified jobs requiring fine skills.
The CR-7iA and other FANUC cobots are great for high-speed precision tasks, such as picking and placing items, palletizing boxes, and more.
Apart from the mentioned instances, you can entrust the CR-7iA with some unusual tasks, such as, for example, automated hand disinfection:
As the second smallest model in the series after the CR-4iA, the CR-7iA cobot has a maximum reach of up to 717 mm, which makes it a perfect device for a variety of repetitive manual tasks in areas with spacing issues. Considering several mount options and smart collision sensors, the machine will fit into almost any environment without interfering with the operator’s workspace.
FANUC CR cobots offer several convenient control options depending on the user’s purposes and skills.
To begin with, the CR series allows you to break away from traditional programming by means of the Hand Guidance function. It allows you to teach the cobot by simply showing it the algorithms for future actions: plan the machine’s route leading it from point to point or use it to lift heavy objects manually. These intuitive and time-saving steps contribute to reliable cooperation as well as reduced training costs. Importantly, due to the thoughtful collision detection sensor, the operator will always be safe while interacting with the cobot.
In addition, the CR-7iA can be controlled through easy-to-attach joysticks (standard and small versions are available) with simple plug-and-play functionality, lightweight design, and wireless connection via the iPendant.
The robot can also be managed through the dedicated tablet pendant with ample processing power and clear high-resolution screen display. The simplified iHMI interface makes setting up cobots as easy as possible. It provides multiple parameters, programming guides, wizards, and tutorials with step-by-step instructions and recommendations for aspiring robot users on how to create desired programs. This system allows for a smooth and streamlined process alongside the machine’s efficiency.
With the FANUC R-30iB Plus controller and its Mini analog, you get access to more than 250 software functions in combination with enhanced processing speed and robot performance. Moreover, the device features increased user-friendliness, minimal energy consumption, and rational layout.
The following video shows how easy it is to program any FANUC collaborative robot with the help of the touch tablet:
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The FANUC CR-7iA collaborative robot is available in green with black head and base. Its stylish look makes it ideal for advanced industry applications and will decorate any factory, workshop, or lab.
The device boasts compact and ergonomic design. It weighs approximately 117 lb (53 kg).
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