Manufacturing AUTOMATION

New robot offers extreme flexibility

March 26, 2010
By Mary Del

FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-3iA intelligent, parallel-link robot designed to maximize speed and flexibility for assembly, small part handling and picking applications.  
The M-3iA robot is a larger version of the company’s M-1iA robot and is available in a four- or six-axis model. The M-3iA offers the same unique parallel-link structure, is lightweight and portable and accommodates payloads up to 6kg.

The M-3iA six-axis model has a three-axis, patent-pending wrist for complex assembly tasks.  The extreme flexibility offered by the three-axis wrist enables the robot to pick up and insert parts at simple or compound angles, and twist parts into place, similar to the flexibility offered by a manual operator.  

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