M-2000iA Super Heavy-duty Robot
FANUC America CorporationPosted 09/22/2008
Designed to meet customer requirements for handling truck, tractor, and automotive frames and parts, the M-2000iA/900L robot offers a 900 kg payload.
“The M-2000iA is the world’s largest and strongest six-axis robot,” said Rich Meyer, product manager, FANUC Robotics. “It has the longest reach and the strongest wrist – surpassing all other six-axis robots available today. The wrist strength sets a record, but more importantly, allows our customers to move large heavy parts a great distance with maximum stability.”
The rigid arm design of the M-2000iA/900L has a vertical lifting stroke of 6.2 m for transferring extremely heavy items such as a car body. “We’re excited to provide our customers with this capability. It will help them meet production requirements, and save significant costs associated with conveyors, lifts and other fixed automation,” added Meyer.
A second model in the super heavy-duty robot series, the M-2000iA/1200, offers a 1200 kg payload. The M-2000iA/1200 can support a 1200 kg payload with a 1.25 m offset from the faceplate and full articulated motion at the wrist. The strongest power for all six axes enables a single M-2000iA/1200 robot to handle a super heavy part, which previously required dual robots.
The M-2000iA, like all FANUC robots, operates with the company’s latest R-30iA controller with integrated intelligent functions such as vision and force sensing.
M-2000iA - key features and benefits
- Maximum payload of 1200 kg (M-2000iA/1200) and 900kg (M-2000iA/900L)
- Vertical lifting stroke of 6.2 m (M-2000iA/900L)
- Rigid arm offers stable transferring of heavy payloads
- Strongest wrist in the world handles super heavy products with stability
- Wrist is IP67 protected for operation in harsh environments
- Built-in vision and force sensing
- Reduces costs associated with fixed automation
FANUC Robotics America, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services. After 25 years of success, FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the Americas. A subsidiary of FANUC LTD in Japan, the company is headquartered in Detroit, and has facilities in Chicago; Los Angeles; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio; Toronto; Montreal; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 200,000 FANUC robots are installed worldwide. Contact FANUC Robotics at www.fanucrobotics.com or by calling 1-800-iQ-ROBOT, option 5.