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