FANUC Produces 1 Millionth Industrial Robot

FANUC said the achievement marks its position as a global automation leader.


FANUC marked its latest milestone as it expands its North American presence.
FANUC has been producing industrial automation for nearly 50 years and is expanding its North American presence.

FANUC Corp. yesterday announced that it has produced 1 million industrial robots. The company said its robots are used in factories “all over the world to assemble, handle, package, paint, and weld products of every shape and size.”

“Companies are striving to achieve their goals as they face an increasing labor shortage,” stated Mike Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America Corp., in a release. “Whether it’s a small shop or large assembly operation, we’re seeing more requests for easy-to-use automated solutions that will provide a quick ROI [return on investment] – FANUC is well-positioned to meet those needs.”

FANUC America, a subsidiary of Japan-based FANUC Corp., is based in Rochester Hills, Mich. It said its CNC systems, robots, and ROBOMACHINEs help manufacturers throughout the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.

Using robots to make robots

FANUC developed its first robot in 1974 and entered the North American market in 1982 primarily as a supplier to the automotive industry. Today, the company said its more than 200 industrial and collaborative robot models are used in every industry, including aerospace, agriculture, electric vehicles, food and beverage, consumer goods, medical, pharmaceutical, and warehousing.

In addition, FANUC claimed that it has the advantage of using its own robots to make robots, controllers, and machine tools that offer reliability, precision, speed, and easy operation.

“When customers visit FANUC’s headquarters in Japan, they are amazed to see the highly automated assembly lines and leave feeling confident in our ability to solve their production problems,” Cicco said.

FANUC America to open new campus

FANUC America is also ramping up its capabilities to meet customer growth with ongoing construction of its new West Campus scheduled to open in the spring of 2024.

In combination with FANUC's existing headquarters and North Campus, the new facility will bring the company's operational space to nearly 2 million sq. ft. (185,806 sq. m) in Oakland County, Mich.

“FANUC is excited for the future as we remain committed to developing automation products with the utmost technical expertise coupled with lifetime product support,” added Cicco.

FANUC offers automation for numerous applications, such as case packing and palletizing.

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FANUC marked its latest milestone as it expands its North American presence.

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