Articulated Arms

Fanuc Articulated Arm Robot

The articulated arm robot pictured is a FANUC R-2000 iB. This warehouse automation system's primary function is palletizing cartons. This Fanuc Arm Robot utilizes an EOAT (End of Arm Tool), which was custom built and engineered by Sage Automation to pick a 200 pound stack of flat cartons from a conveyor and palletize it unto a dimpled divider sheet.

Sage Automation is a Fanuc America (ASI), Authorized System Integrator. Articulated Arm robots available w/ 4, 5, or 6 axis. Payload Capacity up to 1,700 Kg.

Arm robots rotate about a base where this primary rotation is usually called J1. For most robots J1 is a rotation such that the axis is vertical and the rotation of the tool is horizontal and parallel to the floor. For more information about Fanuc Robots visit their website at

Arm robots can be used to do many different tasks. Sage has successfully helped many companies automate rubber bale palletizing, carton palletizing, and various machine tending jobs. While Gantry robots can cover huge areas the niche of Arm robots are their ability to do very high speed pick and place jobs and jobs that require articulation.

In the field of Automation, Fanuc America Corporation has become the industry standard for articulated arms with their reliability, repeatability, and adaptability. Sage Automation is a unique industrial robotics integrator for Fanuc Robotics because we also manufacture our own gantry style robots. If you have an application that exceeds a Fanuc's payload or reach, we have an alternative solution with a Sage Industrial Strength Gantry. Sage Automation has built an Automated Storage and Retrieval System that has a span of 52 feet wide and in excess of 110 yards long, longer than a football field. Currently, our payload record on a gantry style robot is around 12,000lbs/6-ton capacity, which is moving steel components thru a production process. In addition to gantry robotic systems, Sage has built heavy-duty industrial conveying systems and presses that have handled payloads of 25,000lbs.