23 Jul 2024


‘World’s strongest’ robot can lift 2.3 tonnes

The Japanese robot-maker Fanuc says it has broken its own record by unveiling the world’s most powerful robot at the EMO machine-tool show in Italy. Its new M-2000iA/2300 robot can lift 2.3-tonne payloads, thus outstripping the 1.7 tonne limit of the previous version of the robot.

The new six-axis robot, which has a reach of more than 3.7m, is designed to perform both simple and complex tasks in industries such as metals, paper and automotive production. It has a powerful IP67-protected wrist, allowing it to twist and turn entire car bodies on their side.

The robot’s accuracy and control flexibility are claimed to reduce the risk of damage to production materials, while cutting running costs and increasing the speed of production.

“To be known as the company that has produced the strongest robot in the world isn’t just about setting new records,” says Tom Bouchier, managing director of Fanuc in the UK. “The robot is not only the strongest in the world but it is intelligent and agile, bringing increased flexibility and productivity to the production line, as well as increasing safety and improving the welfare of employees.”