- April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017 - ABB Robotics announced that SafeMove2 is now also available for IRB 1200, the smallest ABB robot to feature its safety-certified monitoring and control software. SafeMove2 enables people to work safely alongside ABB robots with payloads ranging from 6kg to 800kg without compromising productivity. It also provides a level of collaboration and flexibility to higher speed and throughput applications which typically require more insular, intrusive levels of safety.
SafeMove2 is designed to simplify production scenarios and provides tools that speed the commissioning workflow for faster set-up and validation. The software option also integrates safety fieldbus connectivity into ABB’s IRC5 robot controller family as well as the IRC5 Single, Compact and Paint controllers.
First introduced in 2014, the IRB 1200 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. The robot comes in two variants which can handle a range of applications; the 700 mm reach variant can handle payloads of up to 7 kg, while the longer reach 900 mm variant can handle payloads up to 5 kg.
ABB is a supplier of electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.