ABB introduces tiny IRB 120 robot for smaller parts
With superior motion control and outstanding path accuracy, the IRB 120 will be the cost-effective choice for material handling and assembly of smaller parts, delivering compact performance to a variety of industries including electronics, solar, food and beverage, machinery, pharmaceutical, medical and research. Additionally, the IRB 120 is:
The desktop sized IRC5 Compact extends the IRC5 controller family in a portable model with the same industry leading functionality. This includes superior path motion, user friendly FlexPendant programming, flexible RAPID language and powerful communication capabilities. Further enhancing its ability to improve productivity, the IRB 120s motion control and best-in-class path accuracy are ensured through the advanced dynamic modeling of the controller, featuring QuickMove & TrueMove motion control software. Using the new controller with the IRB 120 ensures predictable, high-performance robot motion combined with a speed independent path.
The IRC5 Compact controller also enables easy commissioning through the one-phase power input, external connectors for all signals and a built-in, expandable 16 in, 16 out I/O system. The system also supports the use of RobotStudio for offline programming and Remote Service for on-line condition monitoring. This allows manufacturers and integrators to optimize cell design and helps prevent costly downtime or production delays.
In a second phase, the IRC5 Compact controller is scheduled to be released in 2010 for other ABB robots such as the IRB 140 and IRB 360 FlexPicker.
The IRB 120 is a great fit within our overall portfolio, serving the growing demand for fast, compact robots that deliver high performance at an attractive price point, said Kirk Goins, senior vice president, ABB Robotics Division, North America. It will help us continue to serve the expanding base of general industrial manufacturers that are experiencing the great benefits of robotic technology.
About ABB, Inc.
ABB 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 approximately 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.
About ABB Robotics
ABB 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 160,000 robots worldwide.
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