Fanuc America in Rochester Hills Unveils Heavy-duty Industrial Robot

Fanuc America, a supplier of CNCs, robotics, and Robomachines in Rochester Hills, has introduces the new M-1000iA robot, designed to handle heavy products ranging from automotive components to construction materials.
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Fanuc America in Rochester Hills introduced the M-1000iA robot designed for heavy-duty industrial work. // Courtesy of Fanuc America
Fanuc America in Rochester Hills introduced the M-1000iA robot designed for heavy-duty industrial work. // Courtesy of Fanuc America

Fanuc America, a supplier of CNCs, robotics, and Robomachines in Rochester Hills, has introduces the new M-1000iA robot, designed to handle heavy products ranging from automotive components to construction materials.

“The new M-1000iA is (our) largest serial-link robot to date,” says Eric Potter, general manager of Fanuc’s general industries and automotive segment. “Customers that process very heavy parts need more versatility in the workspace, and this robot is a great solution for a variety of applications such as drilling and handling large automotive components, processing and handling battery packs for electric vehicles, fabrication and handling of construction materials, and much more.”

The construction of the new robot gives it a wider range of motion in every direction. It can extend its arm upright or rotate it backwards, which isn’t possible for typical heavy-payload robots with a parallel-link mechanism.

It has a 2,200-pound payload, a 128-inch horizontal reach, and a 169-inch vertical reach. Powered by the Fanuc R-30iB Plus Controller, it offers the same features as other robots from Fanuc, including force sensing and zero down time.

Other features and benefits include:

  • Strong wrist with high payload, moment, and inertia.
  • Dual motors on J2/J3 axis to support heavy payload at large offsets from wrist and at full extension.
  • Clean design with internal cables minimizes interference with peripheral devices.
  • Several common parts with M-2000iA robot provides proven and reliable performance while minimizing spare parts inventory for existing customers.
  • IP67 wrist and J3 arm rating for harsh environments.

It will begin shipping production units before the end of the first quarter of this year.

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