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FANUC Pharmaceutical Robot Used to Sort Dental Syringes By Barcode


A FANUC M-1iA/0.5A 6-axis robot picks and sorts randomly located oral dispensers from a flexible parts feeder using an iRVision 2D overhead camera. Once picked, the robot repositions the dispenser in front of another iRVision 2D camera. The 2D barcode is read to determine which part type and lot number to ensure traceability throughout the manufacturing process.

The robot then sorts the part types based on the 2D barcode. FANUC's iRVision package can read several 1D and 2D barcode types and store data in string registers for traceability.

Learn more about FANUC Robotics' full line of Pharmaceutical Industry Robots.


Key Technology Demonstrated


M-1iA Robot

  • Ideal for small part assembly and picking and packing applications.
  • Lightweight and compact size.
  • Ability to work in small spaces.
  • iRVision is built-in.
  • Can be installed in multiple orientations.
  • 4-axis and 6-axis variants.
  • A 3 axis wrist makes the M-1iA extremely flexible and versatile compared to traditional SCARA robots.
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