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The complexities of the FANUC M6iB


The FANUC M6iB Robot

Like other material handling robots, while the movements of the FANUC M6iB may seem very simple, the internal workings of the machine are actually very complex. Without the motors, the speed reducers and the cables, this robot wouldn’t be picking things up and putting them down day after day in manufacturing plants across the country.

While many AC motors work similarly, the servo motors on the M-6iB are fitted with an amplifier that not only allows the motor to send out signals to the robot, but also allows it to retrieve feedback from other parts of the robot. The motors, part numbers A06B-0223-B005, A06B-0223-B605, A06B-0202-B605, A06B-0202-B005, A06B-0115-B075#0008 and A06B-0114-B075#0008, are located on every axis on the M 6 iB.

The speed reducers of the M6-iB from FANUC, part numbers A97L-0218-0288#33, A97L-0218-0289#153, A97L-0218-0295#161 and A97L-0218-0224, slow down the output from the robot’s motors, helping the entire system to run more fluidly.

So, what powers the speed reducers, the motors and every other part of the M-6 iB robot? The power and pulse coder cables, of course! These cables, part numbers A05B-1215-D005 and A660-4004-T116, control all the power and programming that goes to and from the FANUC M-6iB robot. Without these cables, the robot would not be able to connect to the controller, and therefore would not be able to learn its job, demonstrating the immense importance of these cables.

If you need parts for a FANUC M6iB, or you’re shopping around for a new or used M6iB to take care of your material handling needs, the RobotWorx is your one stop shop. RobotWorx, a certified integrator for FANUC Robotics, has access through their partnership to the entire FANUC catalog, and can get whatever parts necessary.

For more information about getting your M6iB from RobotWorx, contact us today online or at 740-251-4312.