The Fanuc LR Mate
100iB industrial robot from Fanuc Robotics is a small, high speed, pick and
place robot. Unusually the LR Mate 100iB is a five-axis robot it is missing
movement on what would usually be “axis 4” in a typical robot arm design. This
allows the LR Mate to be cheaper, faster and simpler while actually sacrificing
very little in terms of flexibility.
The LR Mate 100iB
is designed primarily for pick and place work including machine tending.
However it can also be used for welding, dispensing, assembly and testing
applications. The LR Mate is one of the fastest robots we sell at Global Robots
with an axis 1 speed of 240°/s allowing for very fast cycle times. With a
repeatability of ±0.04mm the LR Mate 100iB also has exceptional precision and accuracy.
The ability to
mount this robot either normally or inverted makes this an ideal robot to mount
on a CNC machine or injection moulder. Allowing fast, precise machine loading
and unloading making the most of the LR 100iB’s 620mm reach (this does not
include extra reach of tooling). The LR mate is also very good at IML (In Mould
Labelling) or other assembly or finishing work. This gives a manufacturer not
only the ability to make best use of expensive equipment and run them unmanned
around the clock, but also to include other value adding processes. An example
of adding value to a simple machine tending process would be using the robot to
induction-harden parts after removal from a CNC mill.
The LR Mate 100iB
robots we have available are low hour and in good condition. Each robot is
cleaned tested and serviced, with new grease, oils and batteries fitted before
shipping. The LR Mate 100iB robot comes complete with teach pendant, cables and
controller. The R-J3 controller has built
in I/O that while plenty for most applications can be expanded if required.