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FANUC Robotics' M-1iA Robotic Gear Assembly


A FANUC M-1iA/0.5S delta robot utilizes iRVision and an FS-15iA Force Sensor to perform this robotic gear assembly application.

With 2D iRVision, the robot locates the two different gear models. The robot then selects the appropriate tool to pick the particular gear needed to start the assembly. The robot moves to a fixture equipped with an FS-15iA force sensor and assembles the gear onto a shaft. Then the robot changes grippers to pick and assemble the other gear onto a shaft with face match.

The flexibility, speed, and accuracy of the M-1iA allows for precision gear placement. The 2D iRVison allows the robot to locate gears of different sizes. The capabilities of the new FS-15iA Force Sensor allow for precision force measurement for properly assembling the gears.

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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 three-axis wrist makes the M-1iA extremely flexible and versatile compared to traditional SCARA robots.
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