7/12-2009~Updating this post with some cool links to see these robots in action
That is FANUC Robotics choice when designing there products, and it is hard to argue that choice when you are looking at there latest 2 products.
M-2000iA/1200 could easy be the nickname of the latest terminator, if you are in need of saving the world, or maybe just handling something really heavy on the shop floor this could become your best friend.
The World Strongest 6 axis Robot
“The M-2000iA/1200 has the highest payload and the strongest wrist compared to all other electric six-axis robots available today,” said Ian Orr, product manager, FANUC Robotics. “It can support a 1350 kg payload with a 0.6 m offset from the faceplate and full articulated motion at the wrist. One M-2000iA/1200 robot can handle a super heavy part, which previously required dual robots, conveyors, lifts and other fixed automation.”
Update : Video of M-2000iA/1200
M-1iA Just to show the diversity of FANUC Robotic product line the 2nd release is called M-1iA, a lightweight robot designed for small part handling, high-speed picking and assembly applications.
“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.”
Update : Video of M-1iA
Feeling the itch of learning more about robots? check out the recent theme week on cadcamstuff.com: When you should make room for robots