Like soap and water, robot controllers work in tandem with industrial robot arms to provide manufacturers with the automation power they need to get the job done.
If you are new to industrial automation, then learning how equipment work together to perform tasks is crucial to the success of your production line.
One example of industrial symbiosis is between the controller and the robot arm. They need each other to execute the task that you want, such as arc welding or palletizing.
Learn more about controllers and how to buy one for your facility below.
Product Spotlight: FANUC R-J3IB R-2000IA Controller
What are controllers?
Controllers are boxes that work alongside industrial robot arms. They are filled with equipment like servo drives, amplifiers, communication devices, and more to help move the robot arm and manage heavy payloads.
Robot controllers vary in size, which is usually proportional to the payload capacity of the robot arm.
Plus, you can add equipment to controllers such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for your own use.
Benefits of controllers in manufacturing
Controllers provide many benefits to manufacturers, just like industrial robots. Some of these benefits include:
- Increasing productivity: Controllers assist robot arms in highly repeatable actions that cut down production time, decrease product waste, and produce higher-quality products at a faster rate.
- Reducing lead time: Because controllers increase productivity during manufacturing, lead time is significantly reduced, allowing you to take on greater demand.
- Integration: Controllers can connect with more than one robot at a time. This gives you the opportunity to integrate your production line even more.
With a robotic arm and controller, manufacturers can achieve the growth they desire and meet greater demand from their customers.
There are several robotic controller manufacturers on the market, one of them being FANUC.
FANUC is well-known for their industrial robots and have installed over 680,000 robots worldwide! As a trusted partner of manufacturers of all sizes and industries, FANUC industrial robots and equipment are a great addition to both small manufacturing facilities and enterprise-level businesses.
Get a FANUC R-J3IB R-2000IA Controller at iGAM
Are you interested in adding a robot controller to your production line? If so, check out iGAM’s FANUC R-J3IB R-2000IA Controller! Get this FANUC controller for up to 80% off retail price when you purchase with iGAM.
It is best to use the B-cabinet style controller for large robots, such as the FANUC R-2000ia 165F, to supply the power needed during production. Smaller robots can use either the A-cabinet or B-cabinet.
Because these refurbished controllers are durable and dependable, they have an extensive useful life to continue effectively controlling your robot.
They also feature increased security measures and faster start up times than the original FANUC RJ3 controller. It can also integrate with more than one robot, providing you with flexibility in your production capacity.
Purchase a FANUC R-J3IB R-2000IA Controller today to start minimizing downtime and increasing lead time on your factory floor.
If you are looking to automate but don’t want to piece the production line together on your own, consider getting a robotic work cell for your company.
We offer custom-made work cells as well as pre-made work cells on the iGAM Marketplace. This turnkey solution will increase your throughput and capacity as soon as you start manufacturing. Get to know more about our flex cell solutions by visiting our website or contacting an iGAM Specialist.
Financing with iGAM
Do you want to start improving productivity in your warehouse, but lack the funds for the upfront investment?
We have good news! iGAM offers financing so you can automate, even on a small business budget.
iGAM offers two ways to finance:
- Fill out the quick application on the product page and choose the best financing plan from the nation’s top lenders
- Apply for credit with our partner Behalf and purchase any equipment you need while making low monthly payments.
Don’t let cost dissuade you from achieving your production goals. Visit our Financing page to learn more about our financing options.
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