New piCOBOT® plug & play configuration for FANUC CRX cobots
Monday, January 22, 2024
by: Michael Tuohey

Section: Press Releases

Piab continues the journey to make our foremost cobot tool family available to all end users. We now offer piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L in completely FANUC CRX adapted versions. Plug & Play in every aspect.

Hingham, MA
Piab's clever end-of-arm-tool piCOBOT® has so far had almost a decade of prosperity on the market for cobot equipment. Parts of the success relate to the unit itself - its compact yet user-friendly design and unparalleled precision.

And of course, its capacity. Despite its limited weight, only 1.5 lbs [720 g], this EOAT is able to lift objects of up to 15.4 ;bs [7kg]. In 2022, the success was followed by the even more powerful model piCOBOT®L, with a lifting capacity of up to 135 lbs [6 kg].

Since their respective premieres, piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L have been suited to fit several different cobot manufacturers specifically, one of which being FANUC - partner from some previous adaptations.

"Following our certified piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L adaptations for FANUC’s CR4/CR7 and LR Mate 200 robots, it was natural to apply the same matched setup on their CRX range. And it's exactly where we have landed today - true plug and play!",says Madeleine Sheikh, product manager of Piab Vacuum Automation division.

The new Fanuc CRX configuration is a full package including a software plug-in, mechanical interface, specified cabling and compressed-air hosing, which as a whole will support safe and easy-to-use cobot interaction for the end customer. Naturally, when it comes to Piab solutions, the setup is accompanied by our ever-expanding range of suction cups and accessories, ensuring tailor-made applications for any context.

"Our fresh piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L packages are fully tested, approved and certified by FANUC as CRX devices and will be sold as such", concludes Madeleine Sheikh.

Apart from being cobot equipment marketed by FANUC, piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L are available on, fully configurable with the CRX package as a complement to previous adaptations.

About Piab
Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions and has done so since 1951. We believe in an automated world, where no resources are wasted, and no humans are injured. With annual sales of ~ 175 million USD, 650 employees and a global presence in more than 100 countries, we help our customers improve their operations for the better on a daily basis. Since 2018, Piab is owned by Patricia Industries, part of Investor AB.