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Visual Tracking and picking of randomly placed packages of gum

  A FANUC M-3iA four-axis robot equipped with iRVision Visual Tracking picks randomly placed packages of gum from an infeed conveyor. The robot orients the product and places them onto an outfeed conveyor. Available in a four or six axis model, the M-3iA offers a unique parallel-link structure and accommodates payloads up to 6kg. The extreme flexibility offered by the three-axis wrist enables the robot to pick up and insert parts at simple or compound angles, and twist parts into place.  

Key Technology Demonstrated



  • 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