Fanuc unveils world’s strongest robot

Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by Callum Bentley

Today Fanuc has launched the strongest robot in the world, the M-2000iA/1700L.

Fanuc worlds strongest robot
The world’s strongest robot, the Fanuc M-2000iA/1700L

The highly flexible M-2000iA/1700L robot appears to defy gravity, with the ability to lift and position entire car bodies effortlessly.  Servicing a variety of manufacturing industries, the robot can perform both simple and complex tasks lifting payloads of up to a staggering 1.7 tonnes, and a reach of up to 4.7 metres to increase operating freedom.

The robot’s six axes and strong IP7 protected wrist makes it an agile weightlifter, moving and placing objects within a large defined working area to an extremely high degree of precision.

The M-2000iA/1700L automates areas of heavy material handling, lowering the risk of damage to production material, reducing running costs, and improving overall cycle times and workflow.

Chris Sumner, vice president of Fanuc Europe and managing director, Fanuc UK said: “We identified a need to increase the efficiency of the heavy materials handling process for manufacturers, specifically within the automotive industry. As the world’s strongest robot the FANUC M-2000iA/1700L brings us into a new age, redefining factory automation capabilities.”

The M-2000iA/1700L will be showcased in October 2015 at the EMO fair in Milan.

Fanuc infographic, World's strongest robot