Fanuc M-6iB

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The M-6iB series is FANUC Robotics’ latest-generation family of small robots. The series is offered in two sizes designed to approximate the reach of an operator. Feature-rich standard capabilities and options provide dexterity, reliability and high speeds to make the M-6iB the perfect solution for countless applications and working environments.

Features and benefits

  • 6 degrees of freedom
  • ±0.08 mm repeatability
  • Up to 10 kg payload at wrist
  • Large wrist moments and inertias for real-world EOATs and workpieces
  • Supplementary payload mount on J3 casting
  • Yoked wrist structure for increased rigidity
  • Pneumatic and electrical (8 DI/8 DO) connections for EOAT on J3
  • Pneumatic lines routed from J1 inlet to J3 outlet
  • Color, graphical, network- ready teach iPendantTM
  • Compact size, slim wrist, and small footprint permit Reliability operation in tight work spaces
  • Upright, angle, wall, or invert mounting for increased installation flexibility
  • Robot can flip over backwards for a larger work envelope
  • High joint speeds maximize throughput
  • Fail-safe brakes and adjustable J1 hardstops increase safety, functionality, and control
  • Absolute encoder positioning eliminates homing at power-up
  • Same footprint and wrist bolt pattern as previous generation for easy upgrades

R-30iA features

The R-30iA controller needs less than 1 minute to start (and even less with the basic software only). In case of power failure:

Robot program restarts much quicker than with any PC-based program (non-Windows operating system).

The resume hotstart function allows restarting safely and continuing production after power failure: no need to re-do the whole movement.

Unique resume tolerance check: in case of any program interruption, the robot automatically memorises its position before failure. When the program continues, it checks whether the robot has been moved outside of a preset tolerance. This avoids unexpected movements and collisions.

Increased up-time (robot availability)


Thanks to enhanced hardware and software capacities, the R-30iA controller offers much better robot vibration control. This greatly reduces the robot’s acceleration and deceleration times, leading to reduced cycle times.


The R-30iA controller has an USB interface in the front panel and a PCMCIA interface inside of the control cabinet
2 serial interface connections (RS232C, RS422) available
Printer Connect
Data Transfer (option)
Sensor interface (option)
CRT keyboard (option)
User specific data transfer using KAREL option
This allows fast and economical back-ups and restore of data and programs.
The FANUC iPendant is an intelligent teach pendant and is available as standard (except for PaintTool). Touch screen is available as option.
Access via Ethernet to web sites
Pendant view status of peripheral equipment and other robots‘ html web server pages (when available)
Coloured, multi-windows display
Customizable screen
Easier work with the robot, enhanced productivity.

Main specifications

Maximum Load of Robot: 6 Kg
Number of axis: 6
Maximum reach: 1373 mm
Repeatability: ±0.08 mm
Controller: R-30iA

Motion of  range

Axis 1: ± 170 °
Axis 2: +160°-90°
Axis 3: +145°-170°
Axis 4: ±190°
Axis 5: ±140°
Axis 6: ±360°

Robot motion speed in º/s

Axis 1: 150°/s 
Axis 2: 160°/s 
Axis 3: 170°/s
Axis 4: 400°/s
Axis 5: 400°/s
Axis 6: 520°/s

Robot Applications

Arc Welding
Machine Tending
Material Handling
Pick and Place


Arc welding , Spotwelding , Handling of parts