A new six-axis, jointed-arm robot from ABB Robotics-North America, Auburn Hills, Mich., has a larger usable working area in a small package, reportedly allowing for 15% smaller automation cells that have 10% shorter cycle times.
The IRB 1200 robot comes in two standard models with 700 mm reach and payload up to 7 kg or 900 mm reach and 5 kg payload capacity. Both can be mounted at any angle. They weigh 52 and 54 kg, respectively and have a base diam. of 210 mm. They can be used for material handling, machine tending, and small-parts assembly.
Editor PickConnectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.