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Slimline general purpose robot

21 August 2018

Fanuc has unveiled a slimline range extension to its new generation of compact, general purpose robots, which is suited to smaller, narrow work spaces and top-mount applications.

The M10iD/10L is the latest model from FANUC’s acclaimed M-10 robot series. It comes complete with long arm to provide an extended reach of up to 1636mm, allied to the handling of larger workpieces with a maximum payload of up to 10kg.

With a footprint of just 343m x 343mm, the M10iD/10L is perfectly suited to compact production line installations and is fully articulated to reach narrow spaces in machine tools or jigs.

As with other models in the M-10 series, the M10iD/10L also benefits from a hollow arm, wrist and body, which facilitate the easy routing of internal cables. Not only does this make the robot straightforward to integrate and modify, but – coupled with a slim J2 curved arm – it also reduces any interference with peripheral devices and work cell equipment.

The 6-axis robot has one of the highest axes speed in its class, with a maximum speed of 720°/sec, and a repeatability of ±0.03mm. The M10iD/10L also facilitates intelligent maintenance schedules thanks to FANUC’s Zero Down Time condition monitoring software, which is able to predict the status of mechanical and process equipment.

Andrew Armstrong, Sales & Marketing Manager for FANUC UK, said: “With more and more stakeholders across the UK’s engineering and manufacturing landscape exploring industrial automation, we feel the latest addition to our general-purpose robot portfolio is perfectly placed to capture those looking to take their first step towards integrated manufacturing.

“With the M10iD/10L offering excellent reach from a compact footprint, coupled with an impressive 10kg payload capacity, it represents the ideal solution to support machine tool or jig users looking to automate workpiece loading and unloading. While connectivity is undoubtedly one of the hot topics across the industry at this moment in time, we believe the M10iD/10L is an investment that has the potential to drive significant productivity improvements through intelligent automation.”