Why Design For Making Chooses FANUC
Comparing similar sized (payload/reach/price) robots from other robotic companies we have found FANUC robots to have the best cycle times while performing the same tasks. Decades of engineering and refining has optimized almost all of their models to outperform their competitors.
The popular FANUC LRmate 200ID robot only requires the addition of mechanical service grease after 3 years or the equivalent hours. Making servicing very easy. If a motor or drive does go out they are easy to replace due to the simplistic mechanical design. This holds true for all of their popular robot models.
Despite being the best in basically every category FANUC is very competitive when it comes to pricing; especially when we are buying and installing their most popular models. Fanuc may not be the cheapest to purchase, but almost always is cheapest to own. One thing to pay attention to though is that it is cheaper to purchase all of the options that you will need up front rather than adding them in later. For example, if you need IRVision it would be cheaper to purchase the IRVision bundled with the purchase of the robot rather than ordering it separately afterwards.
FANUC products can be customized to fit any application just by using a variety of their plug and play options. They are also compatible with lots of other technology companies such as Keyence, Cognex, Hexagon, etc.
FANUC is the Industry leader in America for industrial robots. Standardizing in the best assures your company that you will have continued support for the lifetime of your robotic equipment.
When you have FANUC robots, you have support. End of story. Their team of talented engineers are just a phone call away, and their local representatives are extremely helpful as well. They continue to support every robot model that they have produced that they know is still in service.
FANUC has an extensive training program that is designed to teach every facet of the robot from programming, to vision setup, to electrical maintenance, and more. Hundreds of technical colleges around the nation are set up with FANUC's Curriculum.