FANUC seems well prepared for the production of the future. The Japanese electronics and mechanical engineering company is at HANNOVER MESSE 2019 to showcase a wide range of robot-based automation technology and demonstrate how its IoT platform FIELD can be used to integrate systems into any manufacturing environment. That's why its exhibition centers around integrated solutions that cover the entire spectrum - from its wide-ranging product portfolio to concepts such as "service first". One of the modules that has already proven itself in practice is "Zero Downtime" (ZDT), a scalable preventive maintenance tool. FANUC now even has its own unit for smaller groups of robots, which is used to capture and evaluate operating data - a module that may also spark the interest of medium-sized companies.

Some of the more "hands-on" highlights of the FANUC stand include the company’s fleet of collaborative robots, the latest models of which are on display in a range of variants, including one with integrated image processing. FANUC has not yet released all information, so it will be interesting to see whether it’s planning to reveal any additions to its model range at the trade fair. However, the exhibits that definitely will be on show include the latest robot models, such as the R-1000iA complete with spot welding package, the new SCARA robots and a whole range of other modified models.