FANUC Robotics, USA - IFR-Partner
FANUC Robotics Introduced M-1iA Intelligent, High-Speed Assembly Robot
FANUC Robotics America Inc. introduced the new M-1iA intelligent assembly robot at the 2009 International Robots & Vision Motion Control Show held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.
The M-1iA is a lightweight and compact six-axis, parallel-link robot designed for small part handling, high-speed picking and assembly applications. The unique parallel-link structure provides higher speeds and accuracy compared to traditional assembly robots. The robot can be installed in a variety of orientations, and has a three-axis wrist, making it extremely flexible.
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.
"Assembly customers require higher speeds and accuracy to meet their production goals," said Nishant Jhaveri, product manager, FANUC Robotics America, Inc. "The M-1iA's flexibility and speed far exceed the capabilities of other vertically-articulated or SCARA-type robots."
The M-1iA, like all FANUC robots, operates with the company's latest R-30iA controller with integrated intelligent functions such as iRVision®, Robot Link, and Collision Guard.
At the show, two M-1iA robots equipped with iRVision 2D will assemble and disassemble a 10-key keyboard at high speeds. "This robot is well-suited to precise assembly applications, even the most complex," added Jhaveri.
The M-1iA offers a wide range of benefits, including:
Integrated (built-in) Vision
The FANUC iRVision system is a ready-to-use 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 that normally require special sensors or custom fixtures. For robotic vision processes that exceed the capability of 2D vision systems, FANUC Robotics offers an integrated 3D vision system.