ABB Expands Portfolio with Stronger, Faster, More Capable Cobots

These cobots are designed to be easy to use and configure, thereby expanding automation into a variety of high-growth industries.


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ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families, offering higher payloads and speeds. The company says these are stronger, faster and more capable cobots designed to expand automation in high-growth segments, including electronics, health care, consumer goods and logistics as well as food and beverage. 
GoFa and SWIFTI are intuitively designed so there’s no need to rely on in-house programming specialists. Industries with low levels of automation will be able to operate their cobot within minutes of installation, straight out of the box, with no specialized training, the company says.

According to the company, these cobot lines have the potential to transform workplaces and help users achieve new levels of operational performance and growth. They are easy to use and configure, and backed by ABB’s global network of on-call, online service experts to enable businesses of all sizes and sectors of the economy to utilize robots for the first time.

The cobots are designed to operate in the presence of workers without the need for physical safety measures such as fences, and to be very easy to use and install. GoFa and SWIFTI cobots are engineered to help businesses automate processes to assist workers with a variety of tasks, including material handling, machine tending, component assembly and packaging in manufacturing, medical laboratories, logistics hubs and warehouses, workshops and small production facilities.

Users comfortable with operating a tablet or smartphone will be able to program and reprogram the cobots with ease using ABB’s fast setup tools, the company says. Every ABB cobot installation includes a startup package that provides ABB Ability condition monitoring and diagnostics as well as a free support hotline for the first six months to access ABB’s expert technical assistance.