FANUC has launched what it says is the “strongest robot in the world.”
The M-2000iA/1700L robot reportedly has the ability to lift an entire car, which FANUC says makes it highly suitable for the automotive industry.
“We identified a need to increase the efficiency of the heavy materials handling process for manufacturers, specifically within the automotive industry. As the world’s strongest robot the FANUC M-2000iA/1700L brings us into a new age, redefining factory automation capabilities,” commented Chris Sumner, Vice President of FANUC Europe and Managing Director, FANUC UK.
The robot can perform both simple and complex tasks lifting payloads of up to 1.7 tonnes, and a reach of up to 4.7 metres to increase operating freedom.
FANUC says the M-2000iA/1700L automates areas of heavy material handling, lowering the risk of damage to production material, reducing running costs and improving overall cycle times and workflow.
The M-2000iA/1700L will be showcased in October 2015 at the EMO fair in Milan.
The new M-2000iA/1700L robot