Fanuc Robotics America Inc. has introduced the M-1iA intelligentassembly robot at the 2009 International Robots and Vision MotionControl Show held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center inRosemont (Chicago). During the show, two M-1iA robotsequipped with iRVision 2D will be on display assemblingand disassembling a 10-key keyboard.
The M-1iA is a compact six-axis, parallel-link robotdesigned for small part handling, high-speed picking and assemblyapplications. The robot can beinstalled in a variety of orientations, and also has a three-axiswrist. The M-1iA also offers a four-axis model for simple assemblyoperationssuch as part picking for kitting. A single-axis wrist offers speeds upto 3000 degrees per second.
The M-1iA, like all Fanuc robots, operates with the company's latestR-30iA rack-style controller with integrated intelligent functions suchasiRVision (including a built-in camera), Robot Link (control up to tenrobots), and Collision Guard (detects collisions and minimizes theresulting damage).
Another feature of the M-1iA is it's ability to be separated from thestand 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 ” noadditional processing hardware. It has a 2D robot guidance tool toaccomplish part location, error proofing, and other operations. Forrobotic visionprocesses that exceed the capability of 2D vision systems, a 3D visionsystem is offered.
More information available at www.fanucrobotics.com.