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Fanuc Robotics’ six-axis robot is being used to assemble Carclo Technical Plastics’ multi-compartment cuvette.

A Fanuc Robotics’ six-axis robot is being used by Carclo Technical Plastics for the assembly of a multi-compartment cuvette, and the checking of its components.

Carclo Technical Plastics specialises in contract manufacturing for the medical, optics and electronics industries. The main body of the cuvette — a diagnostic life-sciences product — is injection moulded and a delicate assembly operation performed before it is delivered.

As the robot would be required to handle a weight of less than 5gm, it was decided that the 1kg payload Fanuc Robotics M-1ia robot was suitable.

The robot works to place flexible filters into the moulding and manoeuvres the part into place.

Click on the link above to download the M-1ia series data sheet.

Key benefits of product application

  • The M-1ia enables the assembly cell to be compact, with a weight of 17kg and a width of 421mm.
  • The robot does not take up any more room than a human operator.
  • The M-1ia has a removable stand that can be integrated into the cell or removed for maintenance.
  • The assembly cell is controlled via Fanuc Robotics intelligent R-30iA controller.
  • The controller features IRvision, Robot Link and Collision protection.
  • If the company chooses to integrate the robot into the moulding cell then a camera can be positioned in a housing provided in the robot body.

FANUC UK provides industrial automation solutions ranging from the supply of CNC controllers, robots, drilling machines, EDM and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems.

Providing a single customer support portal for its three core businesses, FANUC comprises FA — CNC controllers, motors and drives; robotics — industrial robots and systems; robomachines — EDM, injection moulding and drilling machines.


FANUC’s FA business manufactures CNC controls, drive systems and laser systems. With a 65 per cent market share in the global CNC control sector, FANUC is the market leader. FANUC CNC is the controller of choice for the world’s leading machine tool manufacturers; continuously developing functionality sees FANUC CNC control being used in a wide range of applications — combining powerful control and high precision with unparalleled reliability.

FANUC servo drives and motors are well proven — aimed at the machine builder, they offer the widest range of high-performance compact designs.  The high availability and ease of maintenance together with world-class, energy-efficient designs make them the motors of choice for thousands of OEMs around the world.


FANUC’s robotics business manufactures the widest range of robots in the world for applications from micro-electronics assembly to the forging of precision aerofoils for jet engines — in industries as diverse as pharmaceutical and potato processing — and with maximum payloads from 1kg to 1,350kg. More than 280,000 FANUC robots are operating worldwide, with production currently geared to meet demands of 5,000 per month. FANUC robots are truly ‘out-of-the-box’ automation designed to be totally flexible and, with application-specific options, straightforward to integrate.


FANUC’s robomachine business manufactures Robodrill machining centres, Robocut EDM machines and Roboshot electric injection-moulding machines. Using FANUC components throughout, the robomachine business builds on the advanced technology, reliability, energy efficiency and innovation of its own controllers, drives and motors. With a focus on energy efficiency and high reliability, the robomachine business developed the first all-electric injection-moulding machines — Roboshot — changing the mould shop into a much cleaner and quieter environment.

Customer support

From initial sales contact with FANUC through the life of the product, FANUC provides one single contact point to make sure support is always at hand with up-to-date advice, genuine warranted parts and, whenever possible, obsolescence avoidance solutions that ensure the lifetime delivery of maximum efficiency.

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