Picking Randomly Oriented Packs of Gum

 
  Two invert-mounted FANUC M-430iA robots equipped with FANUC’s iRVision visual line tracking software pick randomly-oriented packs of gum from an infeed conveyor and place them on an outfeed conveyor. Together, the M-430iA robots pick and place product at rates up to 180 parts per minute. An LR Mate 200iC/5F food robot with a multi-pick gripper, picks eight products at once and places them back on the infeed conveyor, four at a time, at rates of 180 parts per minute.

 
   
     
 

Key Technology Demonstrated

 
 

M-430iA Robot

  • M-430iA is the first and only USDA accepted articulated robot.
  • IP67 rating allowing them to work in harsh environments.
  • Best speed in class at higher payloads (100 cycles/minute at 2kg).
  • FANUC iRVision Option for Visual Line Tracking to locate randomly oriented products on a moving line.
  • Can withstand food washdown.
  • Intelligent robot controller adds iRVision capability without need to use external PC.
  • Best-in-class wrist moment specifications.

LR Mate 200iC Robot

  • Offers maximum performance in a light, efficient, accurate and nimble (LEAN) package.
  • Meets the automation needs of a variety of industries including electronics, medical devices, food, metals, plastics, and packaged and consumer goods.
  • Its compact design and flexibility to quickly adapt to small lot sizes, new styles and other modifications provides manufacturers an affordable solution for small part, flexible production.
  • The six-axis, LR Mate 200iC robot rates ‘best in class’ for its wrist load capacity, repeatability, work envelope, and speed.
  • Multiple mounting options: floor, tabletop, inside machines, angle and invert, which maximizes flexibility for small and narrow workspaces.