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Robot picks and packs 108 AA batteries per minute

  A four-axis, FANUC M-1iA robot picks and packs AA batteries. The M-1iA is a lightweight and compact, parallel-link robot (also known as a delta robot) available in a four or six-axis model designed for small part handling, high-speed picking, packing, and assembly applications. The robot’s high speed operation and range of motion is demonstrated as it picks 108 batteries per minute. A single-axis wrist on the 4-axis model offers speeds up to 3000 degrees per second. The M-1iA’s flexibility and speed far exceed the capabilities of SCARA-type robots in similar applications.  

Key Technology Demonstrated



  • 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.