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Robotic Assembly of Ball Bearings


A FANUC M-1iA/0.5S assembly robot locates three different size ball bearings using iRVision and places them into a specific bearing tray. When all three trays are full, the bearings are released back into the picking bin. iRVision is then used to determine the size and location of the bearing.

With the combination of high speed and accuracy of the M-1iA robot and iRVision, the parts are placed into a bearing tray. The FANUC M-1iA is designed for small part handling, high speed picking and assembly applications.

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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 three-axis wrist makes the M-1iA extremely flexible and versatile compared to traditional SCARA robots
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