Skip to content

FANUC Introduces New M-1000iA Robot Designed to Handle Heavy Products

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs has introduced the new M-1000iA robot capable of handling very heavy products including automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for electric vehicles.

The M-1000iA’s serial-link construction gives the robot a wider range of motion in every direction.  It can extend its arm upright or rotate it backwards, which is not possible for typical heavy-payload robots with a parallel-link mechanism.  With a 1000-kilogram payload, a 3,253-millimeter horizontal reach, and a 4,297-millimeter vertical reach the M-1000iA is ready to go to work for manufacturers looking to increase output and maximize their production line’s efficiency.

“The new M-1000iA is FANUC’s largest serial-link robot to date,” said Eric Potter, general manager, FANUC America’s General Industries and Automotive Segment.  “Customers that process very heavy parts need more versatility in the workspace, and this robot is a great solution for a variety of applications such as drilling and handling large automotive components, processing and handling battery packs for electric vehicles, fabrication and handling of construction materials, and much more.”

Powered by the FANUC R-30iB Plus Controller, the M-1000iA offers the same intelligence and reliability that FANUC robots are known for, including integrated iRVision®, force sensing and Zero Down Time (ZDT).

New FANUC M-1000iA Heavy-Payload Industrial Robot – Features and Benefits

  • 1000 kilogram maximum payload with full articulation;
  • Biggest serial link FANUC robot without J3 link interference;
  • Wide J3 axis motion range in vertical and horizontal direction;
  • Smooth serial-link design allows back-flip operation on the J3 axis for maximum flexibility;
  • Strong wrist with high payload, moment and inertia;
  • Dual motors on J2/J3 axis to support heavy payload at large offsets from wrist and at full extension;
  • Clean design with internal cables minimizes interference with peripheral devices;
  • Several common parts with M-2000iA robot provides proven and reliable performance while minimizing spare parts inventory for existing customers; and
  • IP67 wrist and J3 arm rating for harsh environments.

FANUC will begin shipping production units of the new M-1000iA in Q1 2022.

For more information, visit

Share on Socials!

Related Articles

Related Articles

ABB Wins Red Dot Award for FlexPacker Industrial Delta Robot

ABB’s IRB 390 FlexPacker® industrial Delta robot designed for ultra-fast packing has been chosen for the Red Dot Product Design Award - the second ABB robot ...
Read More

SW Safety Goes Live with New Website

SW Safety announced that they have pressed command-S for the final time and gone live with the new website. The new site, reportedly designed from ...
Read More

Bring In the Robots: Augmenting Manual Labor to Improve Productivity

  By Matt Wicks, Contributor In many distribution centers, manual operations are still the norm, but that business model has become increasingly unsustainable, exacerbated by staggering ...
Read More

Follow WMHS!


Sign Up Today!

Not a Subscriber?


Ind Hygiene


Scroll To Top