Brand profile: ABB

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ABB Robotics is one of the global leader in the manufacture, integration and implementation of industrial robotics and manufacturing automation systems.

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With more than 30 years of experience and more than 200,000 robots installed, ABB Robotics is one of the global leader in the manufacture, integration and implementation of industrial robotics and manufacturing automation systems. ABB Robotics features a wide range of robot sizes and types for welding, material handling, industrial assembly, painting, finishing and coating, material removal, packaging (picking, packing and palletizing) and machine tending applications. Key industrial markets include: solar industry, automotive, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, healthcare, aerospace and plastics. Additional services include training, parts, field service, rebuilding/refurbishment and 24-hour assistance. With flexible automation centers in more than 30 countries, ABB continues to provide manufacturers with systems that make their manufacturing and product handling processes more productive and efficient than ever before.

Products: ABB

Articulated Robots

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IRB 120
For flexible and compact production
ABB's smallest ever multipurpose industrial robot weighs just 25kg and can handle a payload of 3kg (4kg for vertical wrist) with a reach of 580mm. It is a cost-effective and reliable choice for generating high production outputs in return for low investment. A white finish Clean Room ISO 5 (Class 100) version, certified by IPA, is also available.

IRB 1200
A compact, flexible, fast and functional small industrial robot
Have you ever wanted to make your machines 15% smaller and 10% faster? ABB’s IRB 1200 allows you to do exactly that. Specifically, it 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.

IRB 140
Small, powerful and fast 6-axes robot
Compact and very powerful. The IRB 140 six axes multipurpose industrial robot handles a payload of 6kg with a reach of 810mm (to axis 5) It can be floor mounted, inverted or wall mounted at any angle.

Available in standard, FoundryPlus, Clean Room & washdown versions, the robot is IP67 protected in its entirety, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

The robust design with fully integrated cables adds to the overall flexibility and the Collision Detection function, with full path retraction, ensures the robot is reliable and safe.

IRB 1410
Superior levels of control and path-following accuracy
IRB 1410 is a well-proven and cost-efficient robot with a stroke and reach sufficient for most arc welding applications. It is based on IRB 1400, delivered in over 14,000 units world-wide. IRB 1410 is only delivered in the function package IRB 1410 ArcPack.

IRB 1520ID
The Lean Arc Welder
ABB's new robot IRB 1520ID is a high precision robotic arc welder, with integrated process dressing, and combines 24/7 production output with 50% lower cost of maintenance to deliver the lowest cost per weld in its class.

IRB 1600
The highest performance 10 kg robot
Performance is often a trade off, optimizing for speed or accuracy. With ABB’s IRB 1600, you don’t have to choose. The robot’s cycle times are shorter, sometimes half that of other robots’, allowing you to increase throughput. Meanwhile, you will enjoy the work piece quality that only an ABB robot can offer. Extra everything.

IRB 1600ID
Dedicated arc welding robot
In IRB 1600ID (Integrated Dressing), all cables and hoses are routed inside the upper arm, making the robot perfectly suitable for arc welding. The dress pack carries all the media necessary for arc welding, including power, welding wire, shielding gas and pressurized air.

IRB 2400
The most popular industrial robot

The IRB 2400 in its different versions and best accuracy, gives excellent performance in material handling, machine tending and process applications. IRB 2400 offers you increased production rates, reduced lead times and faster delivery for your manufactured product.

IRB 260
The packing robot

The IRB 260 is designed and optimized primarily for packing applications. It is built to meet your reach and payload requirements whilst being small enough to fit into compact packing machines. Combined with ABB motion control and tracking performance, the robot is ideal in flexible packing systems.

IRB 2600
ABB further extends its mid range robot family with the new IRB 2600. The IRB 2600 family contains 3 robot models, with a 12 to 20 kg handling capacity, all of which are designed to increase productivity in machine tending, material handling, arc welding and other process applications.

IRB 2600ID
The IRB 2600ID industrial robot delivers higher output from a smaller footprint in Arc Welding, Materials Handling & Machine Tending applications. Thanks to the Integrated Dressing (ID) technology and the larger working envelope, cycle times can be reduce by up to 15% and cost of ownership reduced by 75%. There are two versions available: 15kg with 1.85m reach and 8kg with 2.0m reach.

IRB 4400
Fast, compact and versatile industrial robot

The IRB 4400 is a compact robot that can handle loads up to 60 kg. Exceptional all-round capabilities and stiffness make IRB 4400 perfectly matched for variety of applications where accuracy, speed rigidity and flexibility are important.

IRB 460
High speed robotic palletizer

Leading ABB’s new palletizing offering is the compact, 110 kg capacity, IRB 460 - the fastest palletizing robot in the world.

Capable of up to 2,190 cycles per hour, this 4-axis robot is perfect for high-speed end-of-line palletizing and bag palletizing. The IRB 460 has a reach of 2.4 meters, occupies 20 percent less floor space and runs 15% faster than its nearest rivals.

IRB 4600
New Design. New Features. New Technologies.

IRB 4600 sets new standards for industrial robots.

IRB 660
Taking palletizing to new heights

Thanks to its state-of-the-art 4-axes design, customers can look forward to a speedy machine that combines a 3.15 meter reach with a 250 kg payload, making it ideal for palletizing bags, boxes, crates, bottles and more. In fact, ABB is set to reinforce its position as the sole global supplier of complete robot-based packaging line automation.

IRB 6620
The agile spot welder

IRB 6620 was developed with our major automotive customers to be compact and agile. Its unique design makes it possible to mount the robot floor standing, shelf, inverted or in tilted positions.

IRB 6620LX
An industrial robot on a linear gantry.

ABB's IRB 6620LX combines the advantages of both a linear axis and a 5 axis robot, resulting in a 6-axis robot with a 150 kg payload capacity, large scalable work envelope and the inherent flexibility of ABB's proven articulated arm robots.

IRB 6640
A strong robot in the Power Robot family

IRB 6640 remains the perfect robot for various applications focusing on high production capacity. Still available is our two Foundry Prime variants with a payload of up to 235 kg, the IRB 6640 is especially suited for harsh washing and cleaning applications.

IRB 6650S
Offers a unique working envelope

The IRB 6650S is the shelf robot form of the Power Robot family which offers a unique working envelope. The IRB 6650S is capable of a full vertical and horizontal stroke motion, as well as an increased forward and downward reach. This combination offers new possibilities to robot functions in numerous application areas.

IRB 6660 for press tending
The optimised press tending robot

The main goal of IRB 6660 is to provide a faster robotics solution within the press tending application. Concerning part transferring operations, it’s very important to reduce press occupation time. By improving the robot speed performance, the output of the press line is greatly increased.

IRB 6660
The optimised pre-machining robot

The IRB 6660 for pre machining is the first robot on the market that is dedicated to pre-machining applications in the Foundry industry.

This new robot is designed for high-performance applications where robot stability is a key factor for success.

IRB 6700
The IRB 6700 family of robots is a natural evolution following 40 years of large robot heritage at ABB.

IRB 760
High speed, full-layer, palletizing robot
Boasting an impressive payload capacity of 450 kilograms and a reach of 3.2 meters, this robot features high wrist inertia – double that of competitors – that enables it to rotate heavier and larger products faster than any other robot. This superior speed makes the IRB 760 especially suited for palletizing beverages, building materials and chemicals

IRB 7600
The Power Robot
A new world of possibilities opens up with ABB’s power robot family. It comes in several variants, up to 630 kg handling capacities. The IRB 7600 is ideal for weighty applications, regardless of industry. Characteristics such as high available torque and inertia capability, rigid design and powerful acceleration have earned this market leader its “Power Robot” title.

Paint Robots

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IRB 52
A compact painting specialist

The IRB 52 is a compact painting robot designed specifically for consumable parts painting in general industry.

With its small size and large working envelope, it is flexible and versatile, while its high speed and accuracy offers short cycle times.

IRB 580
A highly flexible, cost-effective and accurate paint robot system.

The IRB 580 complements our 540 and 5400 series with the same relentless commitment to quality that our customers have been relying on since 1969.

IRB 5350
The IRB 5350 door opener robot is a compact and precise robot assistant for automotive interior painting, both for stop-and-go and moving-line solutions.

IRB 5400
- built to fit your needs

The FlexLine system provides paint solutions which maximize your performance and minimize your costs.

The IRB 5400 is a family of paint robots offering accurate painting, high uptime, low paint consumption, short cycle times and effective integration of paint application equipment. Additional benefits include an expansive working envelope, high load capacity and reliable operation. ABB's unique Integrated Process System (IPS) features closed loop regulation and high-speed control for paint and airflow adjustment which minimizes overspray and secures a uniform film build.

IRB 5500 - FlexPainter
A new way of exterior painting

The unique design and configuration of the wall mounted FlexPainter IRB 5500 has created the largest and most flexible robot working envelope of any exterior car body paint robot.

It takes two FlexPainter IRB 5500s to handle jobs that up until now have required four paint robots. The results are lower cost, both initially and in the long run, faster installation, high uptime and reliability.

Parallel Robots

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IRB 360 FlexPicker™
The second generation FlexPicker robot is even more productive

For nearly 15 years, ABB’s IRB 360 FlexPicker has been the leader in state-of-the-art high speed robotic picking and packing technology. Compared to conventional hard automation, the IRB 360 offers much greater flexibility in a compact footprint while maintaining accuracy and high payloads.

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ABB's fifth generation robot controller.

Its motion control technology, TrueMove and QuickMove, is key to the robot’s performance in terms of accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability and synchronization with external devices. Watch the FANTA Can Challenge movie below to see this superior motion control in action.

IRC5C Compact Industrial Robot Controller
The IRC5C offers the capabilities of the powerful IRC5 controller in a compact format. It delivers space saving benefits and easy commissioning through one phase power input.

It comes equipped with external connectors for all signals and a built in expandable 16 in, 16 out I/O system.

IRC5P Paint Industrial Robot Controller
Quality painting made easy IRC5P is the newest generation paint robot control system from ABB. With its own FlexPaint Pendant it is specifically designed for the paintshop.

Faster installation and commissioning
The new paint robot control system significantly reduces the time for installation and commissioning. IRC5P provides faster set up and configuration of IPS, RobotWare Paint, RobView and PLC mapping. The system automatically adapts to the process configuration in the installation.

IRC5 PMC Panel Mounted Controller
Available without a cabinet, the Panel Mounted Controller, or PMC, can be integrated into any enclosure for customization or for special environmental requirements. It is comprised of two modules, one for the drive modules and one for the computer.

Software Downloads
Download RobotStudio with RobotWare, and PowerPacs

You can download and use RobotStudio in Basic Functionality mode for free. To enable Premium Functionality mode, please contact an ABB sales representative to purchase a RobotStudio subscription. Each PowerPac requires a separate subscription.

RobotStudio includes a matching version of RobotWare. Previous versions can be downloaded from within RobotStudio.

For evaluation purposes, you can try Premium Functionality and PowerPacs for 30 days free of charge.