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ABB unveils newest member of the YuMi family

171205_ABBBuilding on the success of dual-arm, collaborative industrial robot YuMi, ABB unveils its single-arm collaborative robot, which the company says combines industry-leading capabilities with a much smaller footprint. ABB is previewing this newest collaborative robot at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. The robot will be officially launched in 2018.

Like YuMi, a small-parts assembly robot introduced in 2015, the new robot has a payload of 500g and, thanks to its compactness, is easily integrated into existing assembly lines, increasing productivity. The new robot also features lead-through programming, eliminating the need for specialized training for operators.

“The success of YuMi has exceeded expectations; it was originally designed for small-parts assembly, but it has turned out to be exceptionally versatile – it can solve a Rubik’s Cube, make sushi, wrap gifts and conduct an orchestra,” said Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s robotics and motion division. “Based on YuMi’s enormous success, we fully expect our new single-arm robot to be equally well-received, especially since it was developed at the request of customers.”

Per Vegard Nerseth, managing director of ABB Robotics, added: “We continue to build our collaborative robotics portfolio. The newest robot is a much anticipated addition to the ‘factory of the future,’ enabling our customers to grow and thrive in the age of mass customization. Combining this robot with our ABB Ability digital solutions will allow our customers to take efficiency and reliability in their factories to the next level.”

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