ABB (Cary, NC) has introduced the IRB 1100 - its smallest, lightest robot to date, as part of its growing offering of solutions for small parts assembly. The IRB 1100 was designed to meet the unique challenges of semiconductor, pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturers, who need to handle small and often delicate parts while working at speed and maintaining both high productivity and quality. Benefits include:
- Up to 35 percent faster cycle times to maximize productivity, and best-in-class repeatable accuracy.
- Power from ABB’s new OmniCore controller, and equipped with advanced motion control capabilities, making it ideal for supporting rapid assembly, pick-and-place and material handling applications.
- Flexibility for small parts assembly, as manufacturers need to increasingly accommodate smaller lots of greater variety in much shorter product cycles.
- A ten percent smaller footprint and a 20 percent lighter, slim body compared to previous robot generations that can flexibly be deployed in confined spaces and into existing automation lines. In addition to improving production space flexibility, the IRB 1100 allows more flexible handling for heavy-load operations with complex tools or end effectors.
The IRB 1100 is also among the first of a new era of robots built around ABB’s new flexible design approach, which will help introduce a wider variety of robot sizes and variants that can be combined into tailored solutions. IRB 1100 will be certified for cleanroom applications in the future and is available in two variants – one with a 4kg payload with 475 mm reach, and one with a 4 kg payload and 580mm reach.