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Press Releases from ABB Robotics (38 total)

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

New small robot family addresses the needs of modern material handling and machi …

With 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

ABB wins order for 2,400 robots from BMW Group

Zurich, Switzerland. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is poised to start the New Year with a bang following the order of 2,400 robots by BMW Group. Over the next three years the robots will be installed at factories in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany, as well as in Tiexi, China. The ABB robots will mainly be used for material handling tasks, as well as gluing and spot welding

ABB achieves a major milestone in industrial robotics

Yingkou Jinchen specializes in professional high-end intelligent automation in the field of new energy and photovoltaic. The eventual user of the robot, Canadian Solar, is one of the world’s largest solar module producers. They are a leading provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and specialized solar products across the globe. A celebration ceremony was held on March 27, 2012 at Yingkou Jinchen Machinery Co., Ltd and

ABB introduces Cleanroom ISO 5 (Class 100) version of the IRB 120, its compact, …

ABB Robotics has introduced an ISO 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom version of the IRB 120, its smallest ever multipurpose 6-axis robot. The component materials of the IRB 120 prone to particle generation have been modified to eliminate the potential for contamination of the manufacturing area and the parts being processed. The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, a leading global provider of independent manufacturing research and analysis, tested

ABB improves ease-of-integration for larger robots

Integrating large robots just became significantly easier. ABB has extended the benefits of panel-mounted controllers (PMCs) to the company’s larger robots with PMC Large, an expansion of the IRC5 robot controller range. The PMC Large is the same as the standard variant of the IRC5 controller, only stripped naked for flexible mounting. The user gets the full IRC5 experience, including superior TrueMove and QuickMove motion control. "This is rather a unique offer,”

An ABB industrial robot provides automated luggage storage and retrieval at new …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (September 30, 2011) – An ABB articulated arm industrial robot serving as an automated luggage storage and retrieval system is one of the unique features of the new Yotel that opened in June at Times Square West in Manhattan. The new Yotel, the brand’s first location outside of its three airport hotels in London and Amsterdam, is part of “MIMA”, a mixed-use development located at 570

ABB introduces “robotic educational package” for schools to affordably buy c …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (August 12, 2011) – ABB Robotics has developed a “robotic educational package” allowing schools, colleges and universities to purchase a complete robot package at an affordable cost for hands-on teaching of programming and operational concepts in the classroom and lab. Utilizing the same technology used in a wide range of industrial applications, ABB’s educational package will give students the opportunity to learn the skills needed to effectively

GB Innomech joins ABB partner network to deliver robot-based automation to a ran …

GB Innomech (Innomech) is a Cambridgeshire-based engineering consultancy specialising in the automation of complex, hazardous or labour-intensive manufacturing and quality control processes in a range of markets including: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive and food. Innomech is one of the latest companies to participate in the ABB Global Partner Program and is now equipped to extend its offer to include more robot-based automation. The partnership will see both companies working

FlexMouldVenter by ABB Robotics enables foundries to perform efficiently

Sand casting as a technology has changed over the years. Today, in cutting edge foundries, sand casting has become automated, protecting workers and improving productivity. With the improvement of technology, the production of sand casting has become much more efficient. Even with the improvement, sand casting still faces some key issues during the production process. One of the key issues is ventilation. During the process of sand casting, air or gasses are

RobotStudio Palletizing PowerPac highlights expanded ABB palletizing portfolio u …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (June 9, 2011) – ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, introduced a comprehensive range of new palletizing products at Interpack 2011, May 12-18 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds in Germany. The new offerings include two new palletizing robots and three new palletizing grippers. The most revolutionary aspect of the expanded palletizing portfolio, however, is the Palletizing PowerPac for RobotStudio, a powerful new programming software

A pro-active 24/7 service from ABB

ABB’s robotics service agreements and support has become a strategic resource for the IAC Group in the UK, who specialize in providing integrated interior and exterior systems to automotive manufacturers worldwide. For over 10 years ABB’s UK robotics business has provided a much valued partnership for the long-term service and support required by IAC. With a growing work force of 40+ ABB robots installed today in over four of IAC’s UK

ABB's expanded product range set to revolutionize robotic palletizing

ABB is further enhancing its current palletizing market product line by introducing two new robots, three new grippers, and a comprehensive software program to complement its existing palletizing product range. “We are serious about serving this market,” says Klas Bengtsson, Product Manager at ABB Robotics. “The new complete range now addresses all integrator and customer needs for palletizing solutions” Leading ABB’s new palletizing offering is the compact, 110 kg capacity, IRB

ABB to host full day Robotic Laser Processing Workshop at Auburn Hills, MI train …

Workshop open to qualified metal fabrication personnel; will provide in-depth, hands-on exposure to wide range of robotic laser technology AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (March 21, 2011) – ABB Robotics will host a Laser Processing Workshop on April 27th, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at their North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Robotic laser processing, especially welding and cutting, is one of the fastest growing

ABB robots help Wanfeng Group improve productivity, quality and worker safety

Established in 1994, Wanfeng Auto Holding Group is headquartered in Shaoxing, China The Group has 12 subsidiaries around the world and its clients include BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai and Yamaha. They produce aluminum alloy wheels for motorcycles and automobiles, and casting is a key part of their production process. Harsh and hazardous environment unsafe for manual workers ABB robots used in Zhejiang Wanfeng Technology Development for automatic casting works The

ABB’s new 15kg ID robot ramps up productivity in materials handling and machin …

ABB has added an additional Integrated Dressing (ID) robot to its IRB 2600 range of mid-sized robots. The IRB 2600ID with 1.85 metre reach has a 15kg payload capacity and a total upper arm load of 26kg. The new robot is designed with materials handling and machine tending applications in mind and comes complete with a flexible conduit for routing cables and hoses for signals, air and power inside the

ABB’s new ID robot delivers higher output from a smaller footprint

ABB has launched an additional model in its IRB 2600 mid range robot family. The IRB 2600ID is the first ID robot to be offered in the range and has a reach of 2 meters and a payload capacity of 8 kg. The IRB 2600ID robot features a unique combination of high payload capacity, a large working range and Integrated Dressing (ID), which routes the arc welding hose package inside

ABB robots help Wolfgang Candy to be more competitive

Founded in 1921, Wolfgang Candy of York, Pennsylvania is one of the oldest family-owned confectionery manufacturers in the United States. Until recently, the picking, placing, inspecting and packaging phases of its operation were done manually. This limited their efficiency and growth so they turned to leading automation integrator JLS Automation for a solution. “We needed a system that could meet or exceed handling 200 pieces of candy per minute,” says Rob

ABB welcomes positive government response to Automation study

ABB’s robotics business has joined several leading names in industrial automation in a bid to further understand the buying behaviours and barriers to investment in automation in the UK. The study, titled ‘Application of Automation in UK Manufacturing’ compares the case for automation in four European countries, and identifies the main barriers to take-up as a lack of knowledge and skills, along with the general attitude towards risk. Commissioned by members of

Practising what we preach to gain a six fold increase in productivity

ABB Ede is a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. Ede is the name of the town, which is situated halfway between the cities of Arnhem and Utrecht. ABB Ede is part of ABB Automation Products but was free to purchase any robot that would provide the optimum solution to its manufacturing problems. The business relationship with ABB Robotics is therefore one of supplier and customer and nothing is taken for

ABB robots help CIREX foundry increase capacity by 50%

Precision parts are what CIREX is all about. The company’s cast iron foundry makes the actual castings. The 14-step process starts with injection moulding, which creates a wax model of the product and an extension that allows them to be placed on a tree. An IRB 2400 robot removes the moulds and creates the tree, each of which can carry up to about 80 moulds. These trees allow other robots to

ABB expands its industrial robot range with three new models

ABB, the leading supplier of industrial robots, launches the latest models in its medium capacity range of multipurpose robots. The new IRB 2600 family features a optimized, compact design that offers high payload capacity of up to 20kg and an ultra-wide working range. The IRB 2600 also offers the best accuracy and speed in its class, helping to increase output and introduce faster cycle times and lower scrap rates for

Alabama Robotics Technology Park set to open with November 10th Open House and R …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (November 9, 2010) – Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) and Calhoun Community College will celebrate the Phase I Grand Opening of the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 10th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to the public, and will be held at the new Robotic Maintenance Training Center, located at 6505

ABB to feature complete packaging portfolio, including new robots, software and …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (October 21, 2010) – ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, will feature several new generation packaging robots, an array of new software technologies and a new compact controller at Pack Expo 2010, October 31 – November 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In total the ABB exhibit (Booth # 3236) will display more robots than ever before, including proven production technology for the full range

ABB to pack FABTECH 2010 booth with 12 metal fabrication robots, and system equi …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (October 22, 2010) – ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, will feature twelve welding, metal fabrication and painting robots at FABTECH 2010, November 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In addition to displaying more robots than ever before, the ABB exhibit (Hall C Booth #7323) will feature equipment and power sources from all the major welding and metal fabrication suppliers including Miller

ABB’s Rick Tallian to give keynote presentation at “New Applications for Ind …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (October 12, 2010) – Rick Tallian, business development manager of ABB Robotics, North America, will give the keynote presentation for the Robotic Trends New Applications for Industrial Robotics virtual conference and exposition at 10:00 a.m. EDT on October 27, 2010. The presentation is entitled “Considerations for implementing effective high-speed robotic pick and place systems”, and will emphasize recent innovations that have made such systems highly viable for

ABB and SMEs to collaborate to increase productivity using robotics technology

Singapore, September 29, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation company, celebrates the official opening of ABB’s Robotics Application Center (RAC) in Singapore today. The first for ABB in Asia, the robotics set-up in the RAC is a picking, packing, and palletizing line, which is an essential process for many growing industries like food & beverage, pharmaceutical production, semiconductor and photovoltaics. Robotics systems offer an amazingly high degree of accuracy,

ABB appoints Joe Campbell to head its Robot Products Group in North America

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (September 20, 2010) – ABB announced the appointment of Joe Campbell as vice president of its US Robot Products Group, according to Michael Mahfet, vice president and general manager of ABB’s overall North American robotics business. Campbell, who joined ABB Robotics in September of 2008 as the vice president of sales & marketing, will lead the sales, market development, technical support and production delivery of ABB robots

ABB doubles investment in robot training centre

ABB gears up UK training centre to help manufacturers find new growth opportunities using robotic technology With the UK manufacturing industry now enjoying its strongest growth for over 15 years, ABB has invested over £100,000 in installing new robot training cells with the latest software technologies at its robot training centre in Milton Keynes. New to the training centre are two IRB 360 FlexPicker robots, widely used in the FMCG industry for

ABB Robotics introduces a new generation of workpiece positioners

2010-09-13 - ABB raises the bar once again for workpiece positioners used in robotic applications as it introduces nine new and improved models to take on heavier parts and manipulate them with greater accuracy than ever before. ABB has released a new generation of workpiece positioners for robotic applications with improved load capacities and best-in-class motion control. The full range consists of nine models with load capacities ranging from 250 kg

ABB robots to star at InnoTrans in Berlin

2010-09-15 - Two of ABB's wide range of industrial robots will be making a guest appearance on the ABB Rolling Stock booth at this years InnoTrans show ABB has grown its rail activities considerably in recent years, growing from a position of an outsider, to be a major supplier of industrial robots and robotic manufacturing systems for several leading train companies and rail network operators. At InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin, from September

ABB combines robot controller and PLC to support enhanced automation possibiliti …

ABB has introduced an integrated PLC and robot controller for robot cell applications, offering powerful performance in a single unit. Combining ABB’s flexible AC500 PLC with its IRC5 robot controller, the newly integrated unit eliminates the cost and space of a separate PLC cabinet and greatly reduces the time associated with the set up and operation of robotic production cells. With up to three local I/O boards plus bus communications for

ABB Robotics high pressure water deburring system reduces costs by 87%

or as long as manufacturers have been drilling and grinding metal, they have faced the problem of burrs, grit and cutting oil left behind after the machining operation. This unwanted material has to be removed, and industry has always gritted its teeth in frustration at the cost, time and mess associated with part cleaning. Assuring this washing/deburring operation is done well has become ever more critical, especially with high-precision cylinder

ABB robot keeps trailer maker competitive with 60% productivity increase

Allison is general manager of Brisbane-based Drake Trailers, one of Australia's largest manufacturers of low-loader and specialist large scale trailers. In 2008, Drake installed an ABB robot on an linear track system. And they have never looked back. “The staff who still weld by hand see that we’re spending money to stay in Australia because it will help us remain competitive,” Allison says. “And it’s challenged them to be as good

ABB Robotics hosts its largest ever Partner Seminar

2010-05-26 - The third ABB Robotics Asian Partner seminar was held in Shanghai on May 13-14 and attracted over 400 visitors This exciting annual event is now the largest in the ABB Robotics Partner Program calendar and was held in conjunction with ABB Automation World, China. In opening the event the new head of ABB Robotics, Mr Mark Kingsley, emphasised to partners from over 20 countries the importance of working together in


Montreal, Quebec- May 12, 2010, Axium Inc. a leading robotics solution provider, today announced it will showcase its new robotic order picking solution and new robotic case packing system on its booth #360 at the WERC annual conference in Anaheim, CA May 16-19,2010. The ROP2000 is a fully automated all-in-one solution for picking and palletizing complete mixed load pallets. The system utilizes robots from ABB Robotics fitted with slim end

ABB wins top food processing award for robotic pancake application

Nigel Platt, ABB’s UK sales and marketing manager for robotics, says: “The award is the culmination of a lot of hard work by ABB engineers, and our channel partner, RG Luma, who designed, built and installed the production lines.” As Honeytop’s first investment in robotic technology, the judges were impressed that the installation is dramatically reducing turnaround times, and as a result is ensuring the company can meet its customer’s tight

ABB Technology Days to feature robotic and automation technology for the full ra …

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (March 12, 2010) – ABB Robotics will host their annual Technology Days event on April 21st & 22nd, 2010 at their North American headquarters training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In addition to numerous live demonstrations and dozens of in-depth seminars on the latest in industrial robotic technology, this year’s event will also feature presentations and exhibits from a variety of ABB business units, outside technology

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