New small robot family addresses the needs of modern material handling and machine tendingWith the introduction of the IRB 1200 ABB addresses the needs of the material handling and machine tending industries for flexibility, ease of use, compactness and short cycle times while still maintaining large working envelopes.
“We are excited to introduce the IRB 1200,” says Phil Crowther, Small Robots Product Manager. “Our exhaustive market analysis and development process has resulted in a robot that is incredibly compact, allowing for maximization of useable working range and operation as close to the work piece as possible.”
The IRB 1200’s functional form factor is a feature which is not merely a cosmetic enhancement. Its smooth surfaces make it easy to keep clean and maintain in environments such as CNC machine tending and material handling in the food industry. This theme of efficient design is one which can be found across the entire spectrum of IRB 1200 features.
For instance, both electrical and air connections can be made to the robot via side ports or an underline option. In addition an Ethernet port makes it easy to integrate with other equipment. These connections are routed internally on the robot from very close to the wrist flange all the way to the foot thus enhancing the compactness of the package.
The IRB 1200 comes in two variants which can handle a wide range of applications and are cost effective due to commonality of parts. The 700 mm reach variant can carry a payload of up to 7 kg, while the longer reach 900 mm variant can carry up to 5 kg. Both variants can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard. IP 67 protection is also available as an option.
By design, the IRB 1200 has no offset in axis two. This innovation results in a longer stroke than other robots, meaning the IRB 1200 can be placed very close to the work piece and still be functional. One particular benefit of this long stroke is that it allows for a much more compact installation when the robot is mounted on the ceiling inside a small cell, such as in electronics machining or polishing applications.
As a complete solution, the IRB 1200 excels in situations that require a compact package without sacrificing working range or functionality. Shorter travel distances between operations results in faster cycle times in as small a cell as possible, meaning you can do more with less.
All ABB Robotics' products are fully supported by the ABB Robotics’ global sales and service organization in 53 countries and over 100 locations.
Visit www.abb.com/robotics for further information.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people.
About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics (www.abb.com/robotics) is a leading supplier of industrial robots – also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong customer focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 200,000 robots worldwide.
No.5, Lane 369,
Pudong District, Shanghai
201319 P.R. China
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release New small robot family addresses the needs of modern material handling and machine tending here
News-ID: 289022 • Views: 18909
More Releases from ABB Robotics
YuMi® - the future of human-robot collaboration
London/Zurich, September 9, 2014 – ABB has unveiled the world’s first truly collaborative robot: YuMi®. YuMi is a human-friendly dual arm robot designed for a new era of automation, for example in small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the same tasks. YuMi is short for ‘you and me,’ working together. YuMi has been developed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics
More Releases for IRB
Specialty Spirits Global Market 2017: Key Players – HiteJinro, IRB Tatuzinho 3 …
Specialty Spirits Industry Description Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Specialty Spirits -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022” To Its Research Database This report studies sales (consumption) of Specialty Spirits in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering HiteJinro IRB Tatuzinho 3 Fazendas
IntegReview IRB and Veritas IRB announce partnership to provide accredited ethic …
IntegReview IRB partnered with Canadian-based Veritas IRB Inc., to provide ethics review services and risk management consulting to sponsors of research and investigators in both the United States and Canada. Veritas IRB was the first Canadian organization ever to be accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and was the first central IRB to be accredited by Alion HRPP Accreditation Services. “We are delighted
Bioquark Inc. and Revita Life Sciences Receive IRB Approval for First-In-Human B …
Bioquark, Inc., (http://www.bioquark.com) a company focused on the development of novel biologics for complex regeneration and disease reversion, and Revita Life Sciences, (http://revitalife.co.in) a biotechnology company focused on translational therapeutic applications of autologous stem cells, have announced that they have received IRB approval for a study focusing on a novel combinatorial approach to clinical intervention in the state of brain death in humans. This first trial, within the portfolio of Bioquark's
Copernicus Group IRB announces the release of CGIRB Connexus® 2.0.
March 20, Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, today announced the release of CGIRB Connexus® 2.0. Connexus, CGIRB’s award-winning e-document management system, is utilized by sponsors, CROs and sites to manage every phase of the IRB review process. Connexus 2.0 is a complete upgrade to the system’s look and feel, offering a cleaner, faster and more intuitive experience, while still
Copernicus Group IRB receives Training Top 125 award
Durham, NC- March 1, 2012 Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, this month accepted Training Magazine’s annual Training Top 125 award, which highlights companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. Sydney Douglas, CGIRB’s corporate trainer, accepted the award at Training’s 2012 Conference and Expo, held Feb. 13-15 in Atlanta. CGIRB, the only IRB to be recognized, was among the 24 new companies that broke the Top
Copernicus Group IRB named a Training Magazine Top 125 company
CGIRB sits among top national, international brands Dec. 6, 2011, Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, has been named a finalist in Training magazine's annual Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The final rankings will be announced during Training's 2012 Conference and Expo, scheduled for Feb. 13-15 in Atlanta. Training determines its Top 125 rankings using benchmark statistics