ABB launches new 15kg Integrated Dressing Robot

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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10 Feb 2011 — The IRB 2600ID robot of ABB with 15kg handling capacity increases productivity, simplifies programming and lowers overall operating costs in materials handling and machine tending applications.

http://www04.abb.com/global/gad/gad02007.nsf/Images/B21A0D56B52730ABC125782A0046D8DC/$File/58510-019D_195.jpgABB has added an additional Integrated Dressing (ID) robot to its IRB 2600 range of mid-sized robots. The IRB 2600ID with 1.85 metre reach has a 15kg payload capacity and a total upper arm load of 26kg. The new robot is designed with materials handling and machine tending applications in mind and comes complete with a flexible conduit for routing cables and hoses for signals, air and power inside the robot’s upper arm and wrist.

According to Per Lowgren, product manager at ABB, the current trend in industrial robotic design is for integrated cables in the upper arms of robots. A robot with integrated dressing increases output and lowers operational costs, but until now, ID robots have been designed only for arc welding. With its increased load capacity the IRB 2600ID is well suited for applications such as case packing, machine tool tending, small format palletizing, plastic injection molding machine tending and foundry parts handling. Read more

Reliance Power contracts with GE over $750 Million for largest Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Project In India’s History

Mumbai, 6th November, 2010 – President Barrack Obama today graced the ceremony to commemorate the contracts between Reliance Power and GE for the 2400 MW gas based Samalkot Expansion Power Project in Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking at the side line of the announcement President Obama said “We are just scratching the potential. Already 10000 jobs have been created.”

Mr Anil Ambani said at Reliance Power GE ceremony – “This is a defining moment in Indo U.S. energy cooperation. Reliance Power in partnership with GE will implement India’s largest clean green power project at Samalkot, India. The fast track power project to be operational in less than 2 years by 2012.”

He added that “Reliance Power partnership with GE and other US companies to result in over $ 2 bn of manufacturing exports from US to India over next 24 months.”

Mr. Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of GE said: “This is a great agreement for our two companies. But its also a great agreement for our two countries – an example of how trade truly is win-win. India will benefit from state-of-the-art technology, generating reliable power for millions of its citizens, and helping to support economic growth and jobs here in India. In the United States, the export of these turbines – assembled principally in Greenville, SC and Schnectady, NY – will support US jobs.” Read more

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