By November 26, 2010 Read More →

New robots can improve cycle times by up to 25%

101126_ABB_1ABB launches the latest models in its medium capacity range of multi-purpose robots. The IRB 2600 family features a new optimised, compact design that offers a high payload capacity of up to 20kg and an ultra-wide working range.

ABB claims the IRB 2600 also offers the best accuracy and speed in its class, helping to increase output and introduce faster cycle times and lower scrap rates for improved productivity. This robot is particularly suitable for machine tending, material handling and arc welding, as well as other process applications.

The new robot range has many flexible mounting possibilities including floor, wall, inverted or shelf mounted, which helps to reduce floor space and increases access to the equipment being served. Wall-mounting is a new possibility for a robot of this size. These features enable more creative cell designs in a wide variety of industrial segments and applications.

101126_ABB_2Another key feature of the IRB 2600 family is its compact and lightweight design which results in a total arm weight of less than 300 kg. It has the same footprint as the ABB IRB 4600 – the first robot to be launched from ABB’s 4th generation mid range – and occupies less floor space than any other robot in its class. This small footprint makes it easier for the arm to reach down below its own base; providing improved access and enabling smaller production cells and more efficient use of valuable manufacturing floor space.

The IRB 2600 family contains three models: two short arm variants (1.65m) for 12 or 20 kg payloads and a long arm variant (1.85m) with a 12 kg payload. Up to 27 kg payload is achievable for pick/place and packaging applications with the wrist held vertical.

The IRB 2600 is extremely fast and ABB says it can improve production cycle times by up to 25%. The high speeds and very fast accelerations are achieved by a combination of the new lightweight design and ABB’s patented second generation QuickMove motion control software.

ABB believes it also offers the most comprehensive protection program for industrial robots on the market. The IRB 2600 has as standard Ingress Protection IP 67 for the entire robot and a further protection level Foundry Plus 2 version is available as an option.

The new robot family is available with ABB’s well established and powerful IRC5 Robot Controller and is fully supported by the ABB Robotics global sales and service organization in 53 countries and over 100 locations.

Visit the ABB Robotics website for more information.

See all stories for ABB Robotics

Comments are closed.

Plastics for robotic motion
Universal Robots UR5