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New robot provides straight-forward route to high speed 700 kg payload palletising
Article Type: New products From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 36, Issue 3
FANUC Robotics has launched the latest version of its 410iB series palletising robot with an increased payload capability of 55 per cent. The new FANUC Robotics M410iB/700 arm maintains the high-speed capability of the range, 700 cycle/h, and takes the payload up to 700 kg (Figure 3). Operating over a standard pick and place test cycle – 0.4 m up × 2 m linear × 0.4 m down – the arm performs 700 cycle/h, at 100 per cent duty cycle, providing a potential palletising throughput of 490 tonne/h. To enable this throughput, FANUC has enhanced the existing wrist to manage the higher wrist inertias. The new arm claims the highest inertia rating in the palletising sector at 490 kg m2 an increase of 150 per cent over the previous largest model in the range.
Staying with the proven configuration of the 410iB series, the base of the four axes arm is configured to occupy a small footprint of just over a metre square while its elevated articulated arm design allows it to comfortably palletise a 1.6 m2 pallet by 2.1 m height. Its 360° work envelope makes it ideally suited for servicing multiple palletising stations with multiple conveyor inputs.
Supporting the robot’s compact footprint is the integration of the latest intelligent FANUC Robotics A series controller in the base. This saves overall utilisation of valuable space and removes the need for obstructive cable trunking in the area.
The arm’s simple but rigid configuration ensures movements are smooth and a 60 mm through-arm facility provides access for gripper control cables and pipe work.