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New general-purpose industrial robot from FANUC

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Neil Martin

Neil Martin

FANUC has launched a new general-purpose industrial robot.

The compact M-10iD/16S combines a slim profile and low footprint with a payload capacity of 16kg. FANUC said the new robot represents a significant improvement on previous models, and offers great operational versatility for compact spaces in production lines, including top mount applications.

The M-10iD/16S has a fully integrated hose pack and cable management design, allowing the cables to be led through the robot’s hollow arm, wrist and body. This facilitates easy and reliable routing of sensor or camera cables, air pipes and any other user utilities, eliminating external cables that could otherwise interfere with peripheral equipment.

Andy Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Manager at FANUC UK, said: “Factory floor space is something that is always at a premium, which is why our R&D process is constantly striving to deliver high performance from a small footprint. The M-10iD/16S represents the best in class performance for use in compact robotic cells, especially when complex tooling or handling of heavy workpieces is required.

“Incorporating this type of cable management design into the M-10iD/16S helps to simplify the integration process, which combined with an optimised cable lifespan, contributes to easy maintenance and lower lifecycle costs. This forms part of our wider commitment to making it as simple as possible to introduce automation and robots into industrial processes.

“The M-10iD/16S combines performance and usability, in a compact package that makes it perfect for operating in small spaces within a production line. Its comparatively high payload and reach of 1103mm means that the M-10iD/16S is an important addition to our industrial robotics range.”

The M-10iD/16S can be controlled with the intuitive R-30iB Plus controller and supports various intelligent functions such as the built-in proprietary FANUC iRVision system. It can also be used in conjunction with FANUC’s ROBOGUIDE simulation tool, in order to improve the cell design and enhance engineering processes.

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