ABB Inc.

1250 Brown Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 US


As Seen In Production Machining

Flex loader machine

ABB Robots Help Shops Meet Production Challenges
The robots are ideal for both low- and high-volume production, tending vertical lathes, horizontal and vertical machining centers, five-axis machines, and grinders. 

Collaboration between rbc Fördertechnik GmbH and DVS

DVS is Taking Multiple Stakes in rbc Fördertechnik GmbH
The DVS Technology Group will be taking multiple stakes in rbc Fördertechnik GmbH, a company specializing in automation, including camera-guided robot systems for machine tools, backdated to January 1, 2018. 

Collaborative robot

Dual-Arm Cobot Meets Flexible and Agile Production Needs
ABB’s YuMi dual-arm collaborative robot is designed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of small parts assembly and material handling applications.


Robot Monitoring Provides Safe, Flexible Automation
Working hand-in-hand with customers to further develop robot safety technologies, ABB recently introduced SafeMove2, which provides added capabilities to allow for the creation of more efficient and flexible production scenarios and to integrate safety fieldbus connectivity into the company’s IRC5 robot controller family.

ABB Sells its First Robot Manufactured in the U.S.
ABB recently sold its first U.S.-manufactured robot, a compact IRB 2600 with commemorative red, white and blue paint, to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA.

ABB Sells First Robot Manufactured in the US
The IRB 2600 robot is the first to be produced at the ABB Auburn Hills, Michigan, facility, and was sold by ABB value provider, CIM Systems Inc. to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA.

IRB 1200 Small Robot for Material Handling and Machine Tending
The new robot can withstand harsh environments and meets the requirements of protection ratings IP66/67.

Convenient Robot Training
This training consists of course modules that are self-paced, with videos, interactive simulations and practice exercises that enrich the virtual learning environment.

ABB Begins Manufacturing of Robots in US
ABB will start producing robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company to fully commit and invest in a North American robotics manufacturing footprint, the company says.

A Flight around the World
Solar Impulse, an organization based in Switzerland, is planning a flight around the world with its entirely solar powered plane. ABB and Solar Impulse have formed an innovation and technology alliance ahead of the plane’s journey.

ABB Joins UN Network to Promote Energy Efficiency
ABB announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York that it is joining the United Nations Environment Program’s global action on improving appliance and equipment efficiency.

Museum Exhibit Powers Up Energy Education
While many feel that the U.S. is lagging behind other countries in science and math education, some companies are taking unique steps to encourage future engineers.

ABB Robotics Technology Days
ABB Robotics will host its annual Technology Days event March 13th and 14th, 2014 at their North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Mich. The event will feature more than 80 product demonstrations and free technical seminars.

ABB Opens Fifth Factory in Brazil in $200 Million Expansion Plan
ABB, the power and automation technology group, officially inaugurated its fifth factory in Brazil in the presence of the Minister of Development, Industry and International Business, Mauro Borges, and the Governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin.

CEO Leaves ABB
ABB CEO Joe Hogan is resigning from ABB. Hogan will continue to lead ABB until a successor is announced.

Robots Drive High-Performance Manufacturing
As anticipated, IMTS brought a nice list of technological eye-openers.

PM News: November 2010
Robot Products Group Appoints V.P.ABB appointed Joe Campbell as V.P. of its U.S.

August 2010 PM News
Acquisition of Mobile Robot ProviderAdept Technology Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held MobileRobots Inc., a provider of autonomous robot and automated guided vehicle (AGV) technologies.

ABB Robotics Joins Partners In THINC
ABB Robotics has joined Partners in THINC, creating a strategic alliance with Okuma. THINC, The Intellegent Numerical Control, is introducing a new and unique business model. Thinc allows the end-user to take advantage of new capabilities as they become available from various sources, such as ABB, without an entire control overhaul.

Product Categories of ABB Inc.

Additive Manufacturing Machines—Directed Energy Deposition
All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading and Feeding Equipment not specified
Automated System & Cells for Assembly & Test
Automated System & Cells for Material Forming & Fabricating
Automated System & Cells for Material Joining
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Laser Cutting Systems
Plasma-Arc/Plasma Cutting Machines
Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
Robot Controllers
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Robots, Industrial
Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
Welding Machines & Equipment

Trade Names

FlexMT Robotic Machine Tending Cell