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Robot in Focus FANUC R-2000ic/210R and 270F

One of the most successful FANUC robot series to date are the R-2000ic group of robots, designed as a great all-rounder for use in materials handling and spot-welding applications. These robots can handle almost any gripper or welding gun. We take a closer look at the 210R and 270F versions of this robot, which Automated Solutions Australia has chosen for numerous customer applications. Designed specifically for heavy payload applications and versatility on the factory floor, the R-2000ic series robots have established themselves as market leaders in performance and system uptime.


The R-2000ic/210R is a six axis, rack mounted robot with an enforced J3 arm, giving it the highest payload of any Fanuc robot mounted this way, up to a huge 270kg. With an enviable reach of 3095mm, this robot has an enormous amount of flexibility and is designed to save valuable factory floor space. Designed for high load applications across many industries, you can find the R2000 series robots in aerospace, logistics, machine tooling, food and beverage, automotive and general industry applications.


With a payload of up to 270kg and a 6-axis system, the R-2000ic/270F robot can handle even the heaviest of tools with ease. With through wrist cabling and a more compact design, this robot can fit into the tightest of workspaces. More energy efficient than its predecessors, this space saving robot combines high speed acceleration with strength resulting in vastly improved cycle times. The R-2000ic/270F really comes into its own in spot welding applications, due to its compactness and speed. It can also be used for many other manufacturing and palletising processes. PROFIBUS comes standard with this model, as well as integrated air and electrical services.

In dusty or facilities which use water within a process, there are optional protections available. Vision and gripping systems are part of a wide range of optional upgrades also available on these models.

During normal operations, both robots can reach over the operator platforms in front of each machine. The operator then has the ability to inspect progress or take measurements mid cycle. Heavy workpieces that are manually loaded and often put personnel at increased risk of occupational health and safety hazard.