10 Noteworthy Robot Exhibits at Automate 2022

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FANUC's new battery-assembly robot carries 1,000 kg payloads

Capable of carrying payloads of 1,000 kg (2,204 lb.), the FANUC 1000iA was designed to be used for automotive component assembly, including the construction of battery packs for electric vehicles, Cathy Powell, FANUC America’s public relations and communications manager, told Robotics 24/7. The robot has a horizontal reach of 3,253 mm (128 in.) and a vertical reach of 4,297 mm (169 in.).

Its “serial link construction” allows it to move its arm upright and rotate backwards, a novel feat given its size and payload capacity, the company said.

Wesley Garrett, an account manager of the authorized system integrator network at FANUC America, said the company developed the 1000iA to bridge the gap between the M900, which has a maximum capacity payload of 700 kg (1,543 lb) and the M2000, which has a max payload of 2,300 kg (5,070 lb).

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