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Robot Handles Heavy Products

FANUC America has introduced the M-1000iA robot capable of handling heavy products including automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for electric vehicles.

The M-1000iA's serial-link construction gives the robot a wider range of motion in every direction. It can extend its arm upright or rotate it backwards, which is not possible for typical heavy-payload robots with a parallel-link mechanism, according to the company.

"With a 1,000 kg payload, a 3,253 mm horizontal reach and a 4,297 mm vertical reach, the M-1000iA is ready to go to work for manufacturers looking to increase output and maximize their production line's efficiency," said a company spokesperson.

"The M-1000iA is FANUC's largest serial-link robot to date," said Eric Potter, General Manager of FANUC America's General Industries and Automotive Segment. "Customers that process very heavy parts need more versatility in the workspace. 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."

Powered by the FANUC R-30iB Plus Controller, the M-1000iA offers the same capabilities as other FANUC robots, including integrated iRVision, force sensing and Zero Down Time (ZDT).

For more information contact:

FANUC America Corporation

3900 West Hamlin Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

888-FANUC-US (326-8287)

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