ABB announces harsh environment version of IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller

  • January 13, 2020
  • ABB

January 13, 2020 - ABB is introducing a harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller, designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.

The entire body of the IRB 1100 model has an IP67 rating, with all electrical components sealed against contaminants. This makes it resistant to water and provides the robot with protection from dust ingress. For manufacturers, the IP67 protection rating will enable the robot to be used in applications generating substantial dust, water and debris including 3C polishing, wet grinding, buffing and deburring.

The IRB 1100 is available in two variants – one with a 4 kg payload with 475 mm reach and the second with a 580 mm reach.

The OmniCore C90XT extends the OmniCore controller family, bringing motion control and path accuracy to harsh environments. The C90XT is a controller with full IP54-rated protection enabling it to be installed in close proximity to dirty, wet and dusty processes. XT stands for ‘Extra Tough.’ The controller also offers extra internal space to support process-related equipment for communication, conveyor tracking and external axis.  

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