ABB Inc. Robotics
1250 Brown Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 US
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Connectivity & 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.
Making Standard Robots More “Collaborative”
Laser scanners can slow or stop a robot temporarily when a human approaches.
Now That’s “Collaborative”!
Pick-and-place product handling … simple assembly tasks … sure, or why not serving a cold beer?
Meet YuMi: ABB’s new collaborative dual-arm robot
YuMi can reportedly collaborate, side-by-side, with humans in a normal manufacturing environment.
ROBOTS: Small 6-Axis Robot
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
Is a robotic revolution underway in China?
Robots have helped U.S. manufacturers better compete with China, now Chinese plants are integrating automation to boost their own productivity.
Servo Robots Show More Speed, Muscle & Brains
The recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago saw the debut of dozens of new and enhanced robots for injection molding. The vast majority of the new models were all-servo types, though some economized by mixing servo and pneumatic axes. These new robots emphasized higher speeds, heavier payload capacity, longer reach, and more intelligent controllers that make programming and troubleshooting easier than ever. Telescoping arms and dual arms were very common among the new entries, as well.