The ArcMate 120iB and the M-16iB...Same Robot, Different Applications

The robots that Fanuc produces have the customer in mind, bringing huge productivity and efficiency to production lines across the globe. Sometimes they develop a robot that is so perfect it is begging to be diversified to different applications as seen with the ARC Mate 120iB and the M-16iB.


Fanuc cre­ates count­less robots that are all thought­ful­ly designed to help tack­le any and all types of appli­ca­tion. Some­times, a robot is cre­at­ed so per­fect­ly that it can be diver­si­fied to be a mas­ter for two dif­fer­ent applications.

Despite the dif­fer­ent names and jobs, both the ARC Mate 120iB and the M‑16iB con­sis­tent­ly pro­vide high per­for­mance through fea­tures designed to increase pro­duc­tion. They are both six-axis, mod­u­lar con­struc­tion, com­pact, flex­i­ble, and pre­cise. Each stan­dard robot offers a 20 kg pay­load, +/-0.08mm repeata­bil­i­ty, and are elec­tric ser­vo dri­ven which helps them offer some of the best speeds in their classes.

Let’s take a look at the Fanuc Arc Mate 120iB (cur­rent­ly on sale!) and the Fanuc M‑16iB. They are essen­tial­ly the same robot but designed to per­fect­ly con­quer dif­fer­ent types of applications. 

Dif­fer­ent Sizes: 

The M‑16iB series and the Arc Mate 120iB offer dif­fer­ent sizes and options to accom­mo­date all needs for all appli­ca­tions. The ARC Mate 120iB offers an ARC Mate 120iB/​10L ver­sion with a 10 kg pay­load, +/- 0.1 mm repeata­bil­i­ty, and an 1885mm reach. M‑16iB/​10L, M‑16iB/​10LT, M‑16iB/​20, M‑16iB/​20T, or the M‑16iB/​T.

Com­pact Size: 

These robots have a com­pact size, slim wrist, and small foot­print that per­mit reli­a­bil­i­ty while they oper­ate in tight work spaces. The com­pact yet flex­i­ble design sim­pli­fies instal­la­tion, max­i­mizes reach capa­bil­i­ty with­in con­fined areas and enables high-den­si­ty instal­la­tion of robots and periph­er­als This design is flex­i­ble and helps to sim­pli­fy instal­la­tion, max­i­mize reach capa­bil­i­ty with­in con­fined areas, and enables high-den­si­ty instal­la­tion of robots and peripherals.

High Speeds:

Both robots offer max­i­mum per­for­mance and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty with their high motion speeds, best in class reach ver­sus stroke ratio, and an extreme­ly large work enve­lope use­ful for large parts or com­plex tool­ing. The wrist is incred­i­bly fast, which helps to reduce air cut times and increase throughput. 

RJ3iB Con­troller:

The M‑16iB and Arc Mate 120iB can be pro­grammed with a RJ3iB. This con­troller fea­tures a large LCD screen and intu­itive con­trol over the process while also improv­ing per­for­mance and sim­pli­fy­ing sys­tem integration.

Both the Fanuc ARC Mate 120iB and the M‑16iB are sure to do your next job pre­cise­ly and quick­ly. The fea­ture-rich stan­dard capa­bil­i­ties and options of both of these robots pro­vide dex­ter­i­ty, reli­a­bil­i­ty, and high speeds. This makes either of these robots the per­fect solu­tion for your next appli­ca­tion project and work­ing envi­ron­ment. If you are inter­est­ed in increas­ing your ROI, and mov­ing towards automa­tion with an Arc Mate 120iB or M‑16iB, con­tact Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Fanuc online or at 8777626881.

Jun 18, 2016