Rochester Hills’ Fanuc America, a supplier of robots, computer numerical controls, robomachines, and industrial internet of things solutions, is opening a 461,000-square-foot north campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills today.
The company broke ground on the project a year ago, and now it is in full operation. It houses the engineering, product development, manufacturing, and warehousing departments. Fanuc now occupies more than 1 million square feet of space in Oakland County.
As part of a grand opening, Fanuc had an automation tour that showed more than 20 robot demonstrations. Its strongest robot, the M-2000iA, can lift up to 2.3 tons. The tour also includes hands-on cobot demonstrations that highlight easy setup and programming, as well as robotic solutions for assembly, material handling, packaging, palletizing, painting, and welding.
Two Fanuc CR-15iA collaborative robots are also packing bags of food for a Michigan chapter of Blessings in Backpack, a nonprofit organization that provides children in food-insecure homes with bags of food for the weekends.
Fanuc’s products are used in the automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, e-commerce, food and beverage, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s line of painting robots and automation software products have been designed and built in Michigan since 1982.
Fanuc America Corp. is a subsidiary of Fanuc Corp. in Japan.