FANUC America Showcases its Latest Robotic and Automation Technologies for Warehousing and Logistics at MODEX 2024

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – (Feb. 23, 2024) – FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs will showcase its automation solutions designed to help companies’ future proof their supply chain at MODEX 2024 in Atlanta, March 11-14, booth #B-4026.
CRX Cobot Demonstration - Order Fulfillment  
FANUC CRX cobots combined with a Locus AMR and Vision technology will demonstrate a highly flexible autonomous solution for order fulfillment that can be easily scaled up or down.
Visitors using a Tablet TP will select from a variety of consumer items to pick orders.  One of two CRX-10iA cobots with an iRVision® 3DV/200 vision sensor mounted on its arm scans QR codes on a shelf to confirm that correct products are picked, and finds the items to transfer them to a bin on a table. 
Next a CRX-20iA/L cobot also uses an iRVision 3DV/200 vision sensor to locate a full bin on the order table and place it on a Locus autonomous mobile robot (AMR).  The cobot then finds an empty bin on the AMR and places it on the order table.  
The AMR moves from the order fulfillment area to the shelving side where the CRX-20iA/L picks an empty bin from the table and places it on the AMR and moves the full bin to a table.  
The CRX-20iA/L uses iRVision to scan QR codes on the bins and to locate the AMR.  It also communicates with the AMR to let it know when it has finished swapping empty bins and full orders, and the AMR tells the CRX when it’s in the correct position.
Finally, a second CRX-10iA with a fixed iRVision 3DV/600 vision sensor locates and picks products from the full bin, then scans each item according to its RFID tag and places it back on the correct shelf.
The CRX-20iA/L can pick consumer items of varying sizes and shapes that weigh up to 20kg.  The demonstration highlights its wide motion range and ability to handle small or large bins, relieving workers from physically demanding and repetitive jobs.
CRX Cobot Demonstration - Vertical Put Wall 
FANUC’s Power Motion i Model A Plus (PMi-AP) will move a tool to random or user-specified locations on a put wall.  Attendees can choose which bins to get items from and then the tool pulls the sequence of bins from the put wall and moves them to a conveyor belt for the CRX to access the bin.  When a wall bin arrives at the access point, a FANUC CRX-10iA will pick an item and place it in an order fulfillment bin.  An order is fulfilled once an item has been picked from each selected wall bin.  Once an order has been fulfilled, the put wall system will bring the bins back to the CRX access point.  The CRX then picks items from the order fulfillment bin and places them back into the appropriate put wall bins until each one has been restocked.  Automated put walls are easy to deploy and scale, helping warehouses and distribution centers improve productivity by increasing order fulfillment, and decreasing labor costs.
The PMi-A, which offers CNC-style motion control for automated assembly and other applications, integrates seamlessly into virtually any production system using ethernet connection for easy communication between robots and machines. Users who trust FANUC’s reliable control and servo technology along with overall support for machine tools, can expect the same performance and value in general purpose motion control.
CRX Interactive 
A CRX-10iA demo showcases the cobot’s ease of use.  Customers can program the robot and experience it firsthand.
FANUC LR-10iA/10 Robot: Vision-Guided Retail Induction
FANUC LR-10iA/10 robot guided by an iRVision 3DV/400 vision sensor mounted over the work cell will pick various bagged clothing items from a tote and drop them onto a conveyor belt to demonstrate retail induction. The system demonstrates the speed and accuracy of robotics in retail and logistics.
Automated Palletizing/Depalletizing with FANUC M-710iD/50M 
The new FANUC M-710iD/50M, combined with two iRVision 3DV/1600 vision sensors and the FANUC iPC, will use the iPC’s AI Box Detection software to locate boxes within stock carts. Once located, the M-710iD/50M will depalletize boxes from one cart and utilize PalletTool to palletize them on the opposite cart.  Once a cart is empty, the process will be repeated by depalletizing and palletizing back to the original stock cart.  The tall stock carts highlight the advantage provided by the M-710iD/50M’s curved arm.
FANUC’s AI-driven iPC enables high-performance advanced picking in challenging lighting conditions to ensure seamless, reliable depalletizing.   iPC is a major benefit for this demonstration because the boxes have patterns that are difficult to segment and determine edge locations.
Built-in Intelligence 
FANUC offers application software for packaging and palletizing, integrated iRVision® and tracking features, ROBOGUIDE simulation, Dual Check Safety (DCS), and Zero Down Time (ZDT) to help customers monitor and manage their automation.
Learn more about FANUC’s automation solution for fulfillment including: decant & de-case, mixed de-palletizing, piece picking, induction, palletizing, sortation and warehouse automation.
About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading CNC systems, robotics, and factory automation.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability, and profitability.  
FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities throughout North and South America.  For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website: Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  
Robotics: Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager 
FANUC America Corporation
Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist

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