Explosion-Proof FANUC CRX-10iA/L Paint Robot Unveiled for Global Use

Rochester Hills, Michigan – FANUC America introduced the CRX-10iA/L painting collaborative robot, marking a significant advancement in the field of painting automation. This innovative robot is the company’s inaugural explosion-proof (ex-proof) collaborative paint robot, designed for global utilization and distribution.

Businesses engaged in painting, powder coating, or gel coating can greatly benefit from the ex-proof robots offered by FANUC. Compliant with strict explosion-proof safety standards in the United States and various international regions such as IECEx, ATEX, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Brazil, the CRX-10iA/L robot ensures operational safety and efficiency.

FANUC has developed a comprehensive range of CRX cobots tailored for applications requiring human-cobot collaboration within the cobots’ working environment. These cobots are engineered to be user-friendly, simplifying the teaching process and operation, thereby reducing the skill level needed for setup and maintenance.

The CRX-10iA/L Paint collaborative robot, like other CRX models, can be easily programmed using the FANUC CRX Tablet Teach Pendant. Users can create paint path programs through a intuitive drag-and-drop interface, featuring paint-specific icon commands optimized for paint applications.

According to Ed Minch, FANUC America’s sales director for auto component & general industry paint, the introduction of the CRX-10iA/L Paint collaborative robot signals a significant milestone in paint and coating automation. This innovative robot enables increased production efficiency and cost-effective automation for companies with minimal prior experience with robots, positioning it as a game-changer in the industry.

The CRX-10iA/L Paint cobot boasts a 10 kg payload capacity and a 1,418mm reach, providing access to large workpieces. With its lightweight design and small footprint, the CRX-10iA/L Paint cobot is a versatile and efficient solution for painting applications, offering maintenance-free operation for up to 8 years.

In addition, FANUC’s CRX-10iA/L Paint cobot is equipped with path editing and ROBOGUIDE software, facilitating seamless integration with other equipment used in various painting applications. This versatility and optimization capabilities make it a valuable asset in production facilities worldwide.

Recently honored with the 2024 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award for producing its one millionth industrial robot, FANUC continues to lead the industry with over 200 industrial and cobot models utilized in diverse production processes globally. With a rich history of robotic innovation, FANUC remains at the forefront of advancing automation technologies to meet the evolving needs of modern industries.