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FANUC's Robot Race Featuring M-1iA is a Hit at Amazon re:MARS

June 27, 2019

re:MARS 2019 Show Recap

FANUC’s “Race the Robot” challenge was a hit at Amazon’s re:MARS Tech Showcase held in Las Vegas June 4-7. Two FANUC M-1iA delta robots sorted pills according to color at very high speeds as visitors tried their best to sort faster than the robot. No one was able to move as fast as the robot until Mythbuster’s Adam Savage gave it a try – seems like he’s a fast sorter!




Compact and Powerful Delta Robot


The M-1iA is a series of lightweight and ultra-compact delta robots designed for small part handling, high-speed picking, packing, kitting, and assembly applications requiring a maximum payload of 1 kg and a work envelope of up to 420 mm. The robots are very easy to integrate into production lines, and easy to learn, which minimizes downtime and maximizes output. As versatile as the human hand, they make an ideal alternative to complicated and expensive hard automation.

The series includes the M-1iA/0.5A six-axis model, the M-1iA/0.5S and M-1iA/0.5SL (longer reach) four-axis models, and the M-1iA/1H three-axis model. The unique delta-style structure provides higher speeds and accuracy compared to traditional handling robots.

Like all FANUC robots, the M-1iA operates with FANUC’s latest R-30iB Plus controller with integrated intelligent functions such as iRVision®, Force Sensing, Robot Link, and Collision Guard.

If you’re looking for a robot that’s faster than anyone (except Adam Savage) contact us today!

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