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FANUC M-1iA Robots Used in a Pharmaceutical Application to Transfer Vials of Liquid


In this robotic picking and transfer application used to demonstrate how industrial robots are being applied to the pharmaceutical industry, two FANUC M-1iA/0.5A 6-axis robots pick and place micro vials for sterilization.

The FANUC M-1iA is designed for small part handling, high speed picking and assembly applications. The M-1iA robot picks micro vials vertically from the infeed conveyor and places them on an outfeed conveyor horizontally for sterilization. The side mounted M-1iA robot picks the horizontal micro vials coming out of the sterilization process and places them back onto the infeed conveyor.

Learn more about FANUC Robotics' full line of Pharmaceutical 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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