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Material Handling Robot: FANUC M-2000iA Sand Core Coating Solution


A FANUC M-2000iA robot uses iRVision 2D to locate and pick two halves of an assembled sand core. iRVision reduces the system cost by not having to force the 800lb cores into a consistent location for picking. The M-2000iA robot dips the assembled sand core into a coating solution. Once removed from the coating solution, the cores are rotated to remove excess coating material. The cores are then placed on a conveyor belt which takes the cores through a drying oven.


Key Technology Demonstrated



  • Ideal for heavy duty material handling.
  • World’s longest horizontal stroke on the 900L of 8.2 meters or 26 ft and 10.83 inches.
  • World’s longest vertical stroke on the 900L of 6.2 meters or 20 ft and 4 inches.
  • Payloads of 900kg and 1200kg with an option for 1350kg.
  • The 1350kg option still allows for full wrist articulation.
  • Full 6 axes articulation.