FANUC Robotics has launched the latest version of its 410iB series palletising robot with an increased payload capability of 55%. The new FANUC Robotics M410iB/700 arm maintains the high speed capability of the range, 700 cycles per hour, and takes the payload up to 700Kgs.
Operating over a standard pick and place test cycle – .4Mtr up x 2Mtr linear x .4Mtr down – the arm performs 700 cycles per hour, at 100% duty cycle, providing a potential palletising throughput of 490 tonnes per hour.
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 490KgM2 an increase of 150% 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 1.6Mtr square pallet by 2.1Mtr 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 arms simple but rigid configuration ensures movement are smooth and a 60mm through-arm facility provides access for gripper control cables and pipework.