9/29/2016

IRB 1200 Small Robot for Material Handling and Machine Tending

Originally titled 'Small Robot for Material Handling and Machine Tending'
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The new robot can withstand harsh environments and meets the requirements of protection ratings IP66/67.

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ABB Robotics small robot for material handling and machine tending, the IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2, can increase flexibility and reduce cycle times.

It's optional protection system can withstand harsh environments and meet the requirements of protection ratings IP66/67. The IP66/67 is compliant from base to wrist, meaning that the robot’s electrical compartments are sealed against liquid and solid contaminants. These robots are also unique becuse of their resistance to corrosion and capability to withstand high-pressure steam washing.

“Foundry robots have long contributed to the productivity and speed of heavy-duty metal casting and automotive applications and are now becoming increasingly important in consumer electronics applications to cast light weight metals,” says Dr. Hui Zhang, head of product management, ABB Robotics. “This robot will allow our customers to increase productivity, deliver better workpiece quality and reduce cycle times.”

The IRB 1200 comes in two variants that can handle a range of applications and are cost effective because of the commonality of parts. The 700 mm reach variant can carry a payload of up to 7 kg, while the longer reach 900-mm variant can carry up to 5 kg of payload.

The robot is also available with cleanroom protection.

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