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FANUC Robotics' M-3iA Intelligent Picking Robot


This industrial robot case study features a demonstration of the FANUC M-3iA robot as it picks randomly placed bottles from an in-feed conveyor, and places them up right onto an out-feed conveyor using visual line tracking.

The Robot uses FANUC iRVision 2D and PICKTool to locate, pick and place each bottle. The FANUC M-3iA Robot has a unique parallel link design combined with a high speed 3-axis wrist to perform this operation with speed and precision.

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

Key Technology Demonstrated


M-3iA Robot

  • Available in a 4-axis or 6-axis designs
  • iRVision and FANUC force control are supported on both models
  • Unique parallel-link design maximizes speed and acceleration
  • Higher speed and acceleration reduces number of robots needed for an application, condensing overall footprint of a manufacturing system
  • Six-axis design (three-axis wrist) enables part feeding from the sides of a work zone, increasing the useable workspace
  • Four-axis design (single-axis wrist) moves parts at extremely high speeds
  • Food option with food-grade grease features a special coating to handle acid and alkaline disinfectants, and low-pressure rinsing
  • Ability to work with primary (unpackaged) or secondary (packaged) food products
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