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ABB to bring industrial robot demos to IMTS

ABB to bring industrial robot demos to IMTS

August 30 2016 - ABB will feature more than a dozen robotic demos at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  Occurring every two years, IMTS is one of the largest industrial fairs in the world, featuring a wide range of the latest manufacturing technology under one roof, for six full days.  The theme of the ABB booth (# N-6251) is Collaboration, Simplification and Digitalization, as ABB showcases its latest technology designed to provide manufacturers the flexibility and agility necessary to truly build the “Factory of the Future!” 


Highlights of the ABB at IMTS 2016 booth include:

Collaboration

YuMi: No barriers, no cages, no zones - a collaborative dual-arm industrial robot. YuMi is designed to work very closely with humans in a wide variety of small parts assembly and handling applications. The booth will feature two separate YuMi demos:
• A vision-enabled, small parts assembly application, with the ABB FlexFeeder, a flexible parts feeding system designed for small parts assembly;
• An interactive, hands-on demo allowing attendees to program YuMi using ABB’s easy-to-use, lead-through programming technology. 

Simplification

Robotic Machine Tending: Cutting-edge automation technologies designed to optimize machine tool efficiency and increase manufacturing productivity. With the recent acquisition of SVIA, the featured products include new additions to the ABB machine tending automation portfolio. The systems are quick and easy to install, feature a friendly human/ machine interface, and are suited for the full variety of machining applications and industries.

IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2: Foundry robots have long contributed to the productivity and speed of heavy-duty metal casting and automotive applications, and are now becoming increasingly important in consumer electronics applications to cast light weight metals. ABB’s new IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2 is a compact robot that can increase flexibility and reduce cycle times for precision casting processes such as smart phone cases and other electrical components.

Programming: RobotStudio, ABB’s software tool for programming, configuration and virtual commissioning, designed to maximize the productivity and greatly simplify the user interface of ABB robotic systems across all applications. The demo highlights the RobotStudio interface with an all-in-one touch PC.

Digitalization

Connected Services: An IoTSP platform for robots that can prevent up to 25 percent of incidents, and speed response times and issue resolution by up to 60 percent.


About ABB

ABB Robotics is a 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, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 300,000 robots worldwide.
 

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