Together with over 300 hundred of the world’s leading Automation companies, John Hart recently attended the Fanuc Global System Integrator Conference in Tokyo, Japan. The gathering started at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo and concluded with factory tours and high level meetings in Fanuc’s extensive headquarters located at the base of Mount Fuji.
Extremely flexible handling systems can be realised by combining articulated robots with camera systems. Reliability of this intelligent vision system can be significantly increased by combining the robot controller and vision system into one harmonious platform, where the reliability of the vision system is as reliable as the robot controller itself with tens of thousands of hours between failures (MTBF).
The Fanuc M-1iA is a lightweight and compact six axis, parallel-link robot designed for small part handling, high-speed picking and assembly in a wide range of industries such as food, medical, pharmaceutical and plastic moulding.
Fanuc is the forerunner in the search for true autonomous intelligent robot systems with the focus on integrated force and vision sensors complimenting their complete range of reliable, cost-effective robotic platforms.