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RPT and FANUC Release AccuTrim Robots

05 March 2006

Robotic Production Technology (RPT) and FANUC Robotics America have released six models of the AccuTrim™ robot designed specifically for path-intensive, non-metallic product trimming applications.

These packages combine the technology needed to create successful robotic production systems for path intensive applications like waterjet cutting and routing. RPT and FANUC Robotics are introducing three AccuTrim models for waterjet applications – the AccuTrim WJ-44, WJ-22L and WJ-33; and three AccuTrim models for routing applications – the AccuTrim R-44, R-99 and R-363.

“Many waterjet and routing applications are very path intensive, requiring a high degree of coordination between the base robot motion system and application package,” said Gary Zywiol, Vice President, FANUC Robotics America. “For such applications, FANUC Robotics has partnered with RPT to develop the AccuTrim option, sold exclusively through RPT. FANUC robots continue to exhibit superior performance and quality when equipped with the unique AccuTrim package. This solution provides our customers the proper set of tools to successfully meet their most stringent product requirements.""

Robotic Production Technology and FANUC Robotics America jointly developed the AccuTrim package, which is marketed in North America exclusively by RPT for waterjet and routing applications.

“FANUC robots have proven over time to be the most reliable and versatile robots across the globe, especially for high speed, path intensive trimming,” said Chuck Russo, CEO of Robotic Production Technology. “Companies who have used alternative motion systems have changed to using the RPT/FANUC system due to the high performance, significantly lower cycle times and increased uptime with improved quality.”

“RPT and FANUC Robotics have achieved solid growth and success by continuing to lead the way with technological innovations that make robotics an attractive option for the plastic routing market versus CNC machines,” said Kevin McManus, president of Robotic Production Technology. “Robots are proving to be faster, more flexible and are much more robust and reliable when compared to standard industrial CNC machines.”