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Fanuc’s Robot LINKi Zero Down Time available across entire offering


March 23, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Mar. 23, 2018 – Fanuc America has announced that its Robot LINKi Zero Down Time (ZDT) service is now available to all automotive and non-automotive manufacturers who purchase Fanuc robots.

Launched in 2015 in collaboration with Cisco, ZDT is a predictive analytic service that is designed to identify potential failures so customers can schedule maintenance and repairs in an effort to avoid unexpected breakdowns during production. The company estimates that today, more than 16,000 robots in the automotive industry are operating with ZDT and that since its introduction, ZDT has saved customers over 1,300 hours of unexpected production interruptions.

ZDT is available for all Fanuc R-30iB Plus robots as well as R-30iA and R-30iB robots with the latest software version. ZDT monitors the robot’s mechanical health, controller and process equipment controlled by the robot. A ZDT Data Collector located inside a customer’s plant transfers messages from the robots to Fanuc’s ZDT Data Center in the Cloud. At that point, Fanuc’s analytic programs review the data in the Cloud for potential issues. If there is an issue, ZDT notifies Fanuc’s service team and the customer with recommended actions to confirm and correct the issue.