Robotic grinding cell

Major project working with a mining equipment supplier in Adelaide.

Another ‘reutilised’ robot, this cell has a powerful Omron NJ PLC communicating with all devices over EtherCAT, and the robot via DeviceNet.
ProFace is again the HMI of choice providing a ‘smart’ interface for the user.

The machine utilises analogue IO for measurement and control of various functions, including live tool diameter reading, and updating of tool speed.

Fanuc M-900iA

The FANUC M-900iA heavy payload robot series is a designed for high-speed/high-payload applications. The rugged wrist performs reliably in even the harshest of environments.

The small footprint conserves floor space, while the slim arm and wrist assembly minimize interference with system peripherals. “Best in class” wrist moments and inertia meet a variety of heavy handling and material removal challenges.

Invert mount installation is possible with the M-900iA/350 and M-900iA/260L models where available space is a concern. The stationary outer arm simplifies the robot dress-out package and increases the reliability and service life of the overall system. FOUNDRY-PRO option is available for extreme and hazardous environments.


Payload 200 – 700 kg
Axes 6
Reach 2650 – 3625 mm

Fanuc M900iA robot Australia

Fanuc M900iA robot Australia

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