New Fanuc Robot Designed to Handle Heavy Products

January 21, 2022

Fanuc-M-1000iA-robotFanuc America, Rochester Hills, MI, has introduced the M-1000iA robot, capable of handling heavy products including automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for electric vehicles.  The robot’s serial-link construction gives it a wide range of motion in every direction.  It can extend its arm upright or rotate it backwards, not possible for typical heavy-payload robots with a parallel-link mechanism.  Key specs: 1000-kg payload, 3253-mm horizontal reach and 4297-mm vertical reach.  

Powered by the R-30iB Plus controller, the M-1000iA also includes the Fanuc IRVision integrated visual-detection system, force sensing, and Zero Down Time predictive analytics. Other features:

  • Smooth serial-link design, which allows back-flip operation on the J3 axis.
  • Dual motors on J2/J3 axis to support heavy payloads at large offsets from wrist and at full extension.
  • Clean design with internal cables, to minimize interference with peripheral devices.


See also: FANUC America, Inc.

Technologies: Pressroom Automation


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