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COMPANY PROFILE

FANUC America Corporation

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  • Member Since 1983
  • Robotic Supplier

FANUC America Corporation provides the most complete range of industry-leading, innovative robotics, CNC Systems and factory automation solutions. We offer a wide variety of innovative robot models with payload capabilities ranging from 0.5 kg to 1,350 kg working in aerospace, automotive, alternative energy, consumer goods, education, food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and many other industries. We also offer simulation packages, application software, force sensing, and iRVision. Our customer resource center provides 24/7 support services.

FANUC's products, process expertise, support services, regional locations and network of system integrators provide customers the tools they need to reduce costs, improve quality, maximize productivity, and increase their competitive position in the global market.

Case Studies

Classic Metal Finishing: Robot Provides Increased Production and Flexibility…A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Classic Metal Finishing, based in Jackson, Mich., is a supplier of components for the aerospace, motorcycle, racing, and medical industries. The plant was purchased in February, 2008 by Classic Metal Finishing and Classic Turning.  Classic Turning performs high-end CNC machining of components and Classic Metal Finishing performs anodizing and dry

FANUC System Sorts and Palletizes Eight Different Products Simultaneously

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the nation’s most broadly based paper, paperboard and packaging companies.  It is also the nation’s leading collector, marketer, recycler and exporter of waste paper. A product line

FANUC Palletizing System Reduces Labor Costs at Alto Dairy

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: Waupun, Wisconsin-based Alto Dairy faced significant costs related to strains and injuries suffered by workers required to palletize over 7,600 cases of cheese per eight hour shift.  In addition, the repetitive manual palletizing job was boring

Easy Does It: Robotic Packing and Palletizing of Lightbulbs

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: A lightbulb manufacturer faced intense pressure to produce high-quality, reliable products while keeping consumer costs low. In this extremely competitive market, this manufacturer needed to maintain production uptime, improve reliability and minimize product damage.  To meet

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich., is a Tier 1 supplier to major diesel engine manufacturers.  It is hard to imagine that such a successful and high-tech manufacturing operation is located in the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but it’s there, and if

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich., is a Tier 1 supplier to major diesel engine manufacturers.  It is hard to imagine that such a successful and high-tech manufacturing operation is located in the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but it’s there, and if

US Chemical Automates Case Packing With Robotics

POSTED: 01/17/2006

A robotic cell that packs chemical containers into cardboard cases is eliminating repetitive manual operations at a US Chemical plant in southern Wisconsin. The system, designed by Promatech, LLC, New Berlin, Wisconsin, was integrated with the plant’s existing filling, capping and conveyor system and incorporates a

Shell Solar Implements Robotics to Increase Productivity

POSTED: 01/27/2005

Fossil fuels giant Shell Oil Company investing in solar energy? To most people, the two mix about as well as oil and water. After all, the Shell brand brings to mind a company with a strong heritage of sprawling oil refineries,

Robotic Bag Palletizing System Helps Forbes Chocolate Productivity

POSTED: 09/17/2004

Forbes Chocolate is a supplier of blended cocoa and flavorings used in the food industry. Forbes blends are used in products such as milk, ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt and baked goods. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Forbes Chocolate is a unique company

Innovative Robotic Laser Cutting And Heavy-Part Material Handling Helps A Leading Automotive Supplier Reduce Operating Costs And Increase Production Flexibility

POSTED: 06/04/2004

  UPF, Inc. is a leading supplier of truck and bus frames to the automotive industry.  Based in Flint, Mich., UPF supplies thousands of truck and bus frames to its automotive customers each year.  A key to UPF's success is its ability to deliver small, medium and large batch runs of

ToyMaker 3000

POSTED: 06/03/2004

What is one of the most sophisticated Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) assembly factories doing at a Museum?  ToyMaker 3000, now open permanently at The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, produces an assembled Gravitron toy top at a rate of

Robotic Coating: Robots Improve Productivity at Glasland Industries

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Glasland Industries Inc., a manufacturer of fiberglass products, recently converted its chop and gel coating area from manual operations to robotics after the company was awarded a large contract to manufacture the fiberglass housings of ventilation fans for use in hen houses. Aggressive production plans and

Robots Impact Production at Mennie's Machine Company, Inc.

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Robots Impact Production at Mennie's Machine Company, Inc. At Mennie's Machine, the term 'innovation' is not a buzzword it is business as usual.  The Illinois-based manufacturer of machined castings and forgings now uses robotic automation to meet their customers' stringent demands for speed and quality.   Previously

FANUC Robotics Dross Removal Case Study

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Problem: Skimming the dross from a zinc metal bath on a 24/7 production schedule with temperatures up to 878 degrees Fahrenheit is hot, dangerous, back-breaking work. This labor-intensive task with its quality and cost implications gives you all the justifications you need for a great robotic application. That

Robots handle the heavy lifting at Owens Corning

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  The Owens Corning production facility in Newark, Ohio was looking for an alternative method to handle rolls of fiberglass insulation, ranging from 10 to 120 pounds. For over 20 years, production personnel manually lifted the product off of a conveyor and onto

Lights Out System Improves High-Production Machining Process

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Problem: An automotive component supplier recently faced special challenges for a new high-production machining process. Cycle times were not unreasonable for manual load/unload; however, to process parts consistently, 24 hours a day, the company determined that automation was the best solution. Solution: Four LR Mate 100s provided by FANUC Robotics

Auto Suppliers' Productivity Jumps 125% with Robotic System

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Problem: Challenges that typically prompt manufacturers to automate one or more of their production processes include: aggressive production schedules, quality control issues, employee safety and flexibility, to name a few. These were all relevant issues for Hawthorne Metal Products (Royal Oak, Mich.), a tier one automotive stampings supplier.  Business

How Robots are Used in the Composites Industry

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Increasing costs and environmental regulations have forced composites manufacturers to consider robotic automation for the application of fiberglass chop and gel.  As noted in the accompanying case study, robotic automation can be used to apply spray chop and gel to anything from chicken coop fan housings to boats and bathtubs. 

Robotic Coating: Robots Improve Productivity at Glasland Industries

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Glasland Industries Inc., a manufacturer of fiberglass products, recently converted its chop and gel coating area from manual operations to robotics after the company was awarded a large contract to manufacture the fiberglass housings of ventilation fans for use in hen houses. Aggressive production plans and

Kuntz Electroplating Automated Wheel Polishing System

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Problem Statement Kuntz Electroplating Inc. of Kitchener, Ontario is one of the world’s largest independent OEM chrome plating suppliers, producing millions of plated automotive wheels, bumpers and other components annually. Kuntz is a family owned business which has been in operation for over 50 years, employs over 1,000 people at


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