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ABB Robotics, Inc.


Dual-arm Robot can operate in collaboration with humans.

April 21, 2015

While YuMi was designed to meet production needs of consumer electronics industry, it has equal application in small parts assembly thanks to dual arms, flexible hands, universal parts feeding system, camera-based part location, and precise motion control. Robot has lightweight yet rigid magnesium skeleton, covered with floating plastic casing, wrapped in soft padding to absorb impacts. If YuMi senses unexpected impact, such as collision with coworker, it can pause motion within milliseconds. Read More


Robot Controller Software optimizes programming.

February 9, 2015

Offering extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities, RobotWare 6 includes intuitive user interface that optimizes robot set-up time and system reconfiguration. Externally Guided Motion, with aid of external sensors, gives operators precise control over robot motion. Sensors provide ability to input absolute positions, and to modify robot’s path. Paths can be updated every 4 ms with controller lag of 8–20 ms, depending on type of robot. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Robotic Cartridge Paint System serves waterborne applications.

May 13, 2014

Made from cast and machined aluminum, Compact CBS II offers fully integrated robotic solution for internal charge waterborne painting. Process of cleaning and filling one cartridge while painting with other can be custom tuned per color to minimize material waste during color change, which occurs in <10 sec. Along with servo motor drive units for vertical and horizontal cartridge handling motion, features include dual DCUs (Dosing Control Units) and full integration with robot controller. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Parts Transfer System loads and unloads presses.

December 20, 2013

Suitable for retrofitting to existing press lines, Twin Robot Xbar offers output rate up to 16 parts/min for big panels in tandem press lines. Utilizing two robots optimally distributes total power and load, while minimizing inertia in demanding press automation applications. With MultiMove™ technology, single robot cabinet controls all 10 axes, comprised of two 4-axis robots plus 2 crossbar axes. StampWare software package facilitates interaction between operator and press cell. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Machining and Assembly Robots offer integrated force control.

December 17, 2013

With Integrated Force Control, ABB Assembly and Machining Robots can handle process variations with real-time external inputs. Robots react to surroundings and deviate from programmed path or speed based on feedback from force sensor. They can also mimic motions of human arm to find correct position to assemble part. Edges and contours are followed precisely regardless of workpiece orientation. Integrated into ABB's hardware and software, force sensor is protected against overload and EMC. Read More


Pick and Place Robot features 8 kg capacity.

July 31, 2013

Supporting 100 cycles/min, 8 kg IRB 360 FlexPicker features redesigned carbon fiber arm-set and delta plate designed to handle large weights and inertias. For specific applications, such as picking and placing flow wrapped products into cartons, 8 kg version can handle up to 500 products/min. Additional applications include picking and placing of unwrapped food products and pharmaceuticals into primary wrappers; loading meat into trays; and kitting of personal care products into blister packs. Read More


Parts and Tools Handling Robot supports payloads up to 10 kg.

June 26, 2013

Model IRB 1600 features 10 kg payload in both 1.2 and 1.45 m reach variants of robot. Product includes QuickMove™ motion control system and low-friction spur gears which allow changes in speed in minimal amount of time, while robot maintains same path at all speeds. Suited for use in IP67 and Foundry Plus 2 environments, energy-efficient unit can be inverted or side mounted on shelf, wall, or other structures. Read More

Software, Robotics

Robotic Laser Cutting Software increases accuracy, flexibility.

December 4, 2012

Integrated software products increase ABB robot-based laser cutting accuracy and flexibility while facilitating programming and operation. As add-on for RobotStudio 3D offline simulation programming tool, RobotStudio Cutting PowerPac lets users generate and modify program cutting paths based on part geometry and CAD models. RobotWare Cutting robot controller add-on offers tools for integration of peripheral equipment, robot tuning/calibration, as well as complex path and shape programming. Read More


Arc Welding Robot features fully integrated dressing.

September 10, 2012

Providing 1.5 m reach and 4 kg payload, Model IRB 1520ID can be installed in wide range of production configurations, in either floor or invert mount positions. Unit features internal Axis-1 routing of welding cable, ABB FlexPendant multilingual HMI, and second-generation TrueMove(TM) technology. Upper arm integrated dressing design facilitates programming and provides protection for all media, including welding power and wire, shielding gas, and pressurized air. Read More


Multipurpose 6-Axis Robot delivers accelerated cycle times.

June 28, 2012

Able to complete 1 kg picking cycle of 25 x 300 x 25 in 0.52 sec, IRB 120T offers 180° axis 6 reorientation and meets needs of assembly and pick and place applications. Standard payload is 6.6 lb, vertical wrist payload is 8.8 lb, reach is 580 mm, and stroke is 411 mm. Offering repeatability of pose (RP) of 0.01 mm, 55 lb robot can reach 112 mm below its base, can be mounted at any angle, and integrates into new/existing lines. Compact version of IRC5 controller facilitates control. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Robotic Palletizing Components feature pre-engineered configurations.

March 27, 2012

Available for high-speed bag palletizing or compact end-of-line case palletizing, PalletPack 460 function package consists of IRB 460 palletizing robot, Flex-Gripper EOAT, control PLC, Jokab safety PLC, PalletWare support software, user documentation, and FlexPendant graphical HMI. The 4-axis IRB 460 features 2.4 m reach and 110 kg capacity, and streamlined programming wizard does not require PLC programmers to have specific robotic experience. Read More

Robotics, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Multipurpose Cleanroom ISO 5 Robot has 6 axes of motion.

February 1, 2012

Constructed with materials that eliminate potential for contamination of manufacturing area and processed parts, Cleanroom IRB 120 features unpainted mounting holes, unpainted stainless steel mechanical stops, and glue seals that avoid particle generation. Four-layer paint with varnish clear coat facilitates cleaning via cloth. Able to reach 112 mm below its base, Class 100 Cleanroom-rated robot has 6.6 lb payload, 8.8 lb vertical wrist payload, 580 mm reach, and 411 mm stroke. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Controller is available for large robots.

January 11, 2012

PMC variant of IRC5 Panel Mount Robotic Controller can be integrated into large robots. It consists of large drive module and standard IRC5 control module that can be separately mounted in variety of configurations, which gives machine builders flexibility to create custom enclosures to best protect electronics for specific harsh environments. Up to 4 drive modules may be connected to same control module for multiple robot control (MultiMove) or control of additional axes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies, Robotics

Robotic Welding Package suits small to medium operations.

October 6, 2011

Fully configured ArcPack(TM) Lean 1410 includes IRB 1410 robot, IRC5 Compact controller, Fronius TransSteel 3500 power supply and wire feeder, and Tregaskiss 500 Amp air-cooled welding torch. Six-axis robot, specially designed for arc welding, features 5 kg handling capacity with supplementary 18 kg load capacity on upper arm for application equipment. With positional repeatability of ±0.025 mm, IRB 1410 delivers optimal welds in tight, restricted locations. Read More


Mid-Size Material Handling Robot has 15 kg payload capacity.

March 4, 2011

Along with 1.85 m reach and 15 kg payload, Integrated Dress pack (ID) model IRB 2600ID features flexible mounting options and work envelope that extends below robot's baseline. Multipurpose robot, with swing base radius of 337 mm and base width of 511 mm, comes with Quick-Move motion control software for max acceleration at all times. Flexible conduit in upper arm/wrist, used for routing cables and hoses for signals, air, and power, simplifies integration of process equipment with robot. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Compact Robot Controller works with various robot series.

February 3, 2011

Desktop-sized controller, IRC5 Compact, supports 6-axis IRB 120 robot as well as IRB 140 and 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker(TM), IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot series. Design is compatible with standard and panel-mount IRC-5 controllers, providing same functionality in portable model: motion control, FlexPendant programming, RAPID language, and communications. Commissioning is facilitated by one-phase power input, external connectors for all signals, and expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Robotics

Multipurpose Industrial Robots have payload capacity 12-20 kg.

December 8, 2010

Able to be floor-, wall-, invert-, or shelf-mounted, IRB 2600 robots feature total arm weight of less than 300 kg and have lightweight mechanical linkages that optimize speed and acceleration. They are available in two 1.65 m short arm variants for 12 or 20 kg payloads, and 1.85 long arm variant with 12 kg payload. With wrist vertical, up to 27 kg payload is achievable for pick and place packaging applications. Units are IP67-rated and suitable for use in harsh environments. Read More


Multipurpose Robots offer payload capacity up to 20 kg.

November 24, 2010

Suitable for machine tending, material handling, and arc welding, Series IRB 2600 contains 3 versions: 2 short arm variants measuring 1.65 m for 12 or 20 kg payloads and one long arm model measuring 1.85 m with 12 kg payload. Up to 27 kg payload is achievable for pick/place and packaging applications with wrist vertical. Available with IRC5 Robot Controller, robots are IP67-rated for harsh environments and support floor, wall, inverted, or shelf mounting. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

PLC and Robot Controller support wireless communication.

September 14, 2010

Combining AC500 PLC with IRC5 robot controller, integrated unit supports up to 3 local I/O boards plus bus communications for remote I/Os, providing single point of control for range of production cell functions, including peripheral production equipment such as grippers, feeders, and ancillary machines. DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, and Modbus TCP are supported, as well as wireless communications, making integrated controller suitable for virtually any factory site. Read More

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