29 June 2018: Fanuc R2000iC210L industrial robot arrived at Delft facilities

SAM|XL and FANUC are piloting the latest FANUC R2000iC210L industrial robot for manufacture of lightweight composite structures. 

Compared to the previous generation robots, the FANUC R-2000 iC series features a more compact, rigid and lightweight mechanical design in combination with more advanced motion control:

SAM|XL (Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL) is a collaborative research centre where industry and TU Delft work together on developing, testing and implementing the latest smart manufacturing technology. The centre is an initiative of TU Delft Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft Robotics Institute, TNO, and Industry partners that span the cross-sectoral high-tech manufacturing industry  including Fokker GKN, Airbus, Airborne, Suzlon, KVE and GTM

From its inception in 1956, when company founder Dr. Seiuemon Inaba first pioneered the concept of numerical control (NC), FANUC has been at the forefront of a worldwide manufacturing revolution. Evolving from the automation of a single piece of machinery in the late 1950s to the automation of entire production lines in the following decades, Dr. Inaba initiated this ground-breaking development when he invented the first electrical pulse motor, programmed a numerical control for it and put it into a machine tool. With almost 60 years of experience in the development of computer numerical control equipment, more than 22,5 million products installed worldwide and more than 6000 employees, FANUC is one of the leading global manufacturer of factory automation. Whether it’s industrial robots, CNC systems, wire cut EDM, injection moulding machines or vertical machining centres.