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Robotic Palletizing of Finished Machined Parts


A FANUC M-410iB/450 palletizing robot equipped with FANUC’s V-500iA/3DV vision and line-tracking products transfers and palletizes parts in an automated assembly operation.

After a rough finishing process is complete, an M-410iB/450 robot picks the part up from the finishing process cell door and transfers it to an out-feed conveyor system. It then uses FANUC’s V-500iA/3DV vision to find and pick an un-machined part off of an in-feed conveyor system. The part is placed onto the finishing process cell door where it is transferred into the cell to begin the machining process. The M-410iB/450 then waits for the machining process to complete to initiate another parts transfer. The M-410iB/450 has a 450 kg payload for versatility in part handling and palletizing. The machined parts travel down the out-feed conveyor to a palletizing station with a second M-410iB/450. The second M-410iB/450 palletizes the finished parts as they travel to the end of the out-feed conveyor, where they are transferred by fork truck.

Learn more about FANUC Robotics' full line of Palletizing Robots.

Key Technology Demonstrated

M-410iB/450 Robot
  • 450kg payload provides the ability to handle heavy loads and tooling
  • High performance motion yields fast cycle times and high throughput.
  • Small footprint and integrated controller reduce required floor space.
  • Large work envelope provides the ability to service multiple production lines.
  • FANUC line tracking encoder with associated software to monitor part position on conveyor.
  • 500iA/3DV FANUC vision system with robot and overhead camera mounts for part identification and location processing.
  • Proven, reliable FANUC servo drives provide highest uptime and productivity.
  • Longer maintenance intervals equate to lower operating costs
  • Fewer mechanical components reduce down time, increase mean time between failure (MTBF) and minimize spare part requirements.
  • High-performance motion yields fast cycle times and high throughput.
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