ABB IRB 1200 New Small Robot Family
ABB Inc.Updated 08/29/2014
ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, an entirely new family of small robots that features a compact footprint and a large work envelope, providing flexibility, ease of use and short cycle times to a wide range of material handling, machine tending and small parts assembly applications. It is innovatively designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a longer stroke that allows the robot to be placed very close to the work piece and still be functional. Combined with other signature features, the longer stroke enables up to 15% smaller work cells and 10% shorter cycle times than comparable robots. The compact installation is especially pronounced when the smaller, lightweight robot is invert mounted on a ceiling or wall inside a small cell, maximizing the efficient use of space.
The new robot family is available in two standard variants; a 700 mm reach model with a payload of up to 7 kg, and a longer reach 900 mm model with a payload up to 5 kg. Both variants can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection available as an option. The variants share the same parts making them especially cost effective to produce, operate and maintain. An ISO 4 version will be available in the near future.
The sleek, smooth surfaces and enclosed design feature all wiring and air routed through the inside of the robot, from very close to the wrist flange all the way to the foot. This further enhances its compactness, and makes the new robot easy to maintain and clean, with no risk of dirt or dust collecting on the cables. Both electrical and air connections can be made to the robot via side ports or an underline option, and with an Ethernet port, four air ducts and ten customer signals, it is easy to integrate the IRB 1200 with other equipment.
The IRB 1200 robot family is targeted for the following markets: Material Handling, CNC Machine Tending, Polishing and Dispensing and Small Parts Assembly.