Robotic CNC Machine Tending Cell

Machine Tending Robot

Infinite Engineering is a family owned business which prides itself on delivering the highest quality manufactured components on time every time.

With over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing of precision machined parts Infinite represents one of Australia’s leading suppliers to the engineering sector.

In order to put their business in a positon to compete in the global market, Infinite Engineering invested in robotic technology to achieve the required manufacturing efficiencies.
The preliminary drive was to reduce the labour input into the process, but they also gained a sharp increase in output from the cell, with the robot now able to keep the machine running throughout the day.

The Fanuc R2000 robot was purchased second hand through Automation Solutions, and was integrated to the CNC lathe with the assistance of Complete CNC.
The robot operates with no external HMI or PLC, making a very low cost implementation with high ROI for the owners at Infinite Engineering.

The Fanuc R2000 165F robot is perfect for machine tending applications due to its large working envelope and high payload.


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Fanuc R-2000iB

The FANUC R-2000iB is FANUC’s latest-generation, six-axis, heavy payload family of industrial robots. The R-2000iB provides higher value through industry leading performance, reliability and maintainability.

The R2000iB family offers a diverse range of robots with various reaches, payload and construction to suit a wide range of applications. The R-2000iB range can be floor, rack and ceiling mounted depending on the requirement. Due to its simple, industry proven mechanical construction the second generation R2000i provides longer maintenance intervals and lower operating costs. Fewer mechanical components increase mean time between failures (MTBF) and minimize spare part requirements.


Payload 100 – 250 kg
Axes 5 – 6
Reach 1520 – 3500 mm

Fanuc R-2000iB robot Australia

Fanuc R-2000iB robot Australia

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