With multiple controllers and a dozen different models, Fanuc's M-710 series can be confusing. A closer look reveals that the material handling M-710 line follows a predictable progression.
The M-710 series has evolved through four distinct generations of controllers. The M-710 RJ2 was upgraded to an intelligent M-710i with an RJ3. This model evolved into the M-710iB with the arrival of the RJ3iB controller, and eventually progressed to the M-710iC and RJ3iC controller.
Every M-710 generation has standard robot models. These 6-axis robots offer installation flexibility (ceiling, wall, angle, floor), and wide work envelopes. Some of the standard models have remained unchanged despite their upgraded controllers. The M-710, M-710i, and M-710iB are essentially the same model. Each has a 45kg payload, 1706mm, and a mass of 600kg.
The RJ3iC generation has seen the most changes to the standard M-710 model. The M-710iC robots offer larger payloads (50kg and 70kg), a longer 2050mm maximum reach, and lighter mass (560kg).
Because of their flexibility, track robot models are highly sought after when automating material handling applications. Overhead rail-mount robots are a standard part of the M-710 family. Again, there are many similarities between the different generations. Once again, the robots have only changed very slightly - their construction has become lighter and the M-710iB/45T was upgraded to a M-710iC/50T.
Special M-710 Versions:
Each M-710 generation has also included extra, more specialized robot models. The M-710iW is a heavy duty model with a hefty 845kg mass. The M-710iC/20L long arm version and M-710iC/50s short arm version are designed to provide different part accessibility options.
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