FANUC robots to combine Wandelbots Instructing


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FANUC has been added to Wandelbots’ robotics producer portfolio. | Supply: Wandelbots

Wandelbots, the Dresden, Germany-based robotics software program developer, introduced that it has added FANUC to its portfolio of robotics producers. FANUC would be the third robotics firm to combine Wandelbots Instructing into its robots. 

FANUC plans to launch the primary variations of its Wandelbots-enabled robots in 2023. It follows Common Robots and Yaskawa in integrating the software program. 

“Wandelbots’ purpose is that every one robots, no matter producer or mannequin, could be managed with our expertise. With the combination of FANUC, we’re getting rather a lot nearer to our purpose,” Bernd Heinrichs, co-CEO of the corporate, mentioned. “Having one other robotics producer in our portfolio permits us to open up new markets and supply Wandelbots Instructing to a variety of firms. For Wandelbots, FANUC additionally has particular relevance, as we’re at present coming into the US market, the place FANUC is broadly used.”

The corporate takes a no-code method to programming robots with its Wandelbots Instructing platform. The platform permits firms to work with robots by mapping out the robotic’s path utilizing TracePen, which was launched by the corporate in 2020. TracePen adjusts the robotic’s path by way of an app and might switch the applying to every other robotic. TracePen’s monitoring permits customers to plan out a path right down to the millimeter.

Wandelbots’ software program works the identical with any robotic from the three firms it at present works with, which means customers can be working with the identical interface on each robotic. 

FANUC is likely one of the world’s largest producers of commercial robots, with over 900,000 robots offered and over 100 totally different fashions supplied. Together with industrial robotic arms, FANUC provides CNC controllers and servo motors. 

In March 2022, FANUC added three new fashions to its CRX cobot collection. The brand new fashions present 5 kg, 20 kg and 25 kg payload capacities, offering heaving and lighter payloads than the unique cobots within the line. The CRX line of cobots are designed for a wide range of purposes, together with inspection, machine load/unload, packing, palletizing, sanding, welding and extra.

In January 2022, Wandelbots introduced in $84 million in Sequence C funding, bringing the corporate’s complete funding to this point to $123 million. The corporate deliberate to make use of the funding to scale its instructing platform to work with extra robots for extra purposes in additional areas. 


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