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Methods Automation Plus Big-K

The Methods Plus Big-K Automation System is an innovative robotic automation solution that is added to a medium bed Fanuc RoboDrill. It not only exchanges part carriers, but also tool holders to further enhance the functionality of the RoboDrill.

We designed the Plus Big-K to handle heavier workloads and larger parts than its predecessor. Combined with more pallet and tool configurations, the system will enable your shop to run lights-out for longer periods or automate high-mix, low-volume work.

No matter how you use the Plus Big-K, it’s going to help you get the most out of your RoboDrill.

Methods Big Plus-K Robotic Automated CNC Machining Solution With a FANUC RoboDrill
Methods Big Plus-K Automation with FANUC RoboDrill | Methods Machine Tools

Product Details

Features & Benefits

The Methods Plus Big-K Automation Assembly

  • Rotary Storage Carousel with 120 part/part carrier and 280 Tool positions
  • Steel base, stand and sheet metal enclosure with leveling feet to secure enclosure
  • Operator access doors for part/tool loading and maintenance
  • Operator Load/Unload station in the front of the system
  • Plus-K Simple Pallet Management System

FANUC M-20iB/25 6-Axis Articulating Arm Industrial Grade Robot w/R-30iB Mate Controller

  • Motion Package, RoboDrill Connection Interface software option, motor and control
  • (2) End of arm tooling assemblies included. One designed to pick and place BT30 tool holders, and the second designed to pick and place pallets

Carousel System Base Programming in Robot

  • Programming supplied to operate the carousel system to allow the operator to schedule pallet and the robot to pick and place both tools/pallets

Technical Data


Pallet Storage
Max Pallet Size (Diameter x Height)
ø9.8" x 9.6" (250mm x 245mm)

Work Piece

Max Weight of Part
44 lbs. (20 kg)


Robot Reach
72” (1,853 mm)


Floor Space (L x W x H)
149" x 145” x 110" ( 3540 mm x 3689 mm x 2799 mm)
Unit Weight
11,023 lbs (5,000 kg)


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