FANUC America Corporation (Rochester Hills, MI) is holding a grand opening celebration at their new 461,000 sq ft North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills, MI, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. They have invited customers, local officials, educators, suppliers, and the media to an official program, ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour. Special guests include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett. Constructed and in full operation just one year after breaking ground, this new facility houses several departments, including engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing. To keep pace with the growing demand for robots and automation, FANUC now occupies over one million sq ft of building space in Oakland County, MI.
FANUC will have an automation tour path that includes over 20 robot demonstrations, from their smallest M-1iA delta robot to the M-2000iA, the world’s strongest robot able to lift 2.3 tons. There will also be a variety of hands-on cobot demonstrations that highlight easy setup and programming. Additional demonstrations include real-world robotic systems for assembly, material handling, packaging, palletizing, painting and welding. Most of these solutions include FANUC intelligence, such as integrated iRVision that gives the robots a sense of sight. A key tour stop during the grand opening will feature two CR-15iA collaborative robots packing bags of weekend nutrition for a local Michigan chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit organization that provides children living in food-insecure households with bags of food for the weekend.
The company will also host their Michigan-based active and retired employees at an afternoon event at this new facility.
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