Your small parts manufacturing will never be the same once you add a Fanuc M‑1iA/0.5AL robot into the mix. This little robot takes manufacturing versatility to a whole new level. Not only can it perform small parts handling and assembly, but it can also perform dispensing applications. It can also be mounted almost anywhere — tabletop, upside down, or at an angle. The footprint doesn’t take up much room at all (134mmX370mm), and the robot is lightweight, making it easy to pick up and move to another location, if necessary.
So, what can this robot do? It can perform any small parts task that demands a high level agility. Like other robots in the M‑1iA family, the M‑1iA/0.5AL robot has the dexterity of a human hand. This gives it the ability to work in variety of different industries, including the electronics, fine mechanics, medical, pharmaceutical, and food industries.
Like many Fanuc robots, the M 1iA/0.5AL comes with an R‑30iB controller, which is small, saves energy, and comes standard with the iPendant Touch. However, this model comes with different R‑30iB options. The Open Air model, however, can save manufacturers even more room by being mounted inside the controller cabinet of another robot.
The controller of the M1iA/0.5AL is not the only part of the robot system that saves power though. The robot itself has extremely low power consumption, running on an average of 0.2kW. It is has a low decibel level of only 57.6dB, meaning that it is a quiet, little robot. You do have to be a little careful with this robot though. At a protection rating of only IP20, it is protected from finger touches, but it is not protected from water.
If you are looking for a small parts assembly robot, the M‑1iA/0.5AL may be a great choice. And if you are interested in saving even more costs, then consider a used Fanuc M‑1iA/0.5AL robot. Every reconditioned M1iA/0.5AL goes through a rigorous refurbishment process.