FANUC UK Expands its M-20iD and ARC Mate 120iD Series

FANUC UK has expanded its extensive range of industrial robots by introducing two new models: the M-20iD/25 handling robot, and the ARC Mate 120iD welding version. Controlled by the R-30iB Plus Controller, both new robots are characterised by higher axis speeds and a large working area relative to previous models.

The M-20iD/25 is ideally suited to handling tasks including loading/unloading machines and parts manipulation. Its slim, lightweight design, combined with a compact arm and wrist, provides maximum reach even in crowded production environments.

Capable of lifting payloads of up to 25kg at a range of 1,831mm, the M-20iD/25 also boasts an IP67 protection rating, rendering it ideal for applications under adverse environmental conditions, such as grinding or deburring.

The ARC Mate 120iD, in possession of a maximum payload and range identical to that of the M-20iD/25, is perfectly designed for welding applications. As with the M-20iD/25, the ARC Mate 120iD has a slim, articulated design, allowing it to weld in narrow machine tools and jigs.

“With its superior dynamics and seamlessly integrated welding equipment, the ARC Mate 120iD will ensure that customer productivity increases,” FANUC’s UK Sales and Marketing Manager, Andy Armstrong explains. “Customers can also be confident of reduced assembly effort and lower operating costs thanks to smooth surfaces and recessed bolts, which aid in preventing dirt build-up.”

With both new robots featuring an IP67 protection rating and a smooth dirt-inhibiting finish, FANUC UK’s commitment to improving ease-of-upkeep is evident. Following on from this, both the M-20iD/25 and ARC Mate 120iD come with the R-30iB Plus controller as standard, which helps to simplify the programming process through an easy-to-use interface.

Andy Armstrong added: “The introduction of the M-20iD/25, alongside the ARC Mate 120iD, represents our determination to provide customers with a comprehensive range of robot solutions. Both robots are uniquely suited to operating in tight environments, able to reach closer to their own base than predecessor models with an active stroke range of 1,585mm.”

Possessing improved repeatability of up to ± 0.02mm, and significantly higher axis speeds as a result of new drive trains, the M-20iD/25 and ARC Mate 120iD further improve the options available to FANUC UK customers.

Andy Armstrong concludes: “Expanding the range of robots available to our customers shows that automation is accessible for everyone. High-end performance in a slim-line package means these new robots will be excellent additions to FANUC UK’s extensive industrial robot portfolio.”

For more information on the M-20iD/25 and ARC Mate 120iD, or to see other robots in the range, please visit

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