FANUC Robotics has uploaded a video on YouTube that features the synchronized motion of a FANUC M-10iA robot in which the robot rotates a basketball and the FANUC ARC Mate 120iC/10L robot moves a marble along the white lines on the basketball.
FANUC M-10iA Robot
This synchronized movement has been made possible using the Constant Path software.
According to the product development general manager at Fanuc Robotics, Jason Tsai, the Constant path software makes sure that there is complete coordination between two or more robots. He explained that by ensuring coordinated movement, the teaching process is made simpler and the cycle time is significantly reduced. This is a key benefit for producers striving to immediately respond to customer needs in order to ensure timely delivery of superior quality products. The video that shows the robots in coordinated movement reveals that after moving in tandem, the robots are able to resume the same path once the hold/emergency button is released. This proves that the robots are able to remain in the original path, orientation and location independent of the static or dynamic speed.
FANUC has been involved in the manufacture of industrial robots that suit a wide variety of applications, right from arc welding to material assembly. The robots from FANUC are also used in paint finishing, material removal, spot welding and also for material assembling.