New Fanuc assembly robot introduced at International Robot show

June 09, 2009

Tcat-June 09, 2009

Fanuc Robotics America Inc. has introduced the M-1iA intelligent assembly robot at the 2009 International Robots and Vision Motion Control Show held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago).  During the show, two M-1iA robots equipped with iRVision 2D will be on display assembling and disassembling a 10-key keyboard.

The M-1iA is a compact six-axis, parallel-link robot designed for small part handling, high-speed picking and assembly applications. The robot can be installed in a variety of orientations, and also has a three-axis wrist. The M-1iA also offers a four-axis model for simple assembly operations such as part picking for kitting. A single-axis wrist offers speeds up to 3000 degrees per second.

The M-1iA, like all Fanuc robots, operates with the company's latest R-30iA rack-style controller with integrated intelligent functions such as iRVision (including a built-in camera), Robot Link (control up to ten robots), and Collision Guard (detects collisions and minimizes the resulting damage).  

Another feature of the M-1iA is it's ability to be separated from the stand to allow integration into a machine.

The Fanuc iRVision system is a robotic vision package, available on all Fanuc robots, requiring only a camera and cable " no additional processing hardware. It has a 2D robot guidance tool to accomplish part location, error proofing, and other operations. For robotic vision processes that exceed the capability of 2D vision systems, a 3D vision system is offered.

More information available at www.fanucrobotics.com .

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