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 30th April 2013 ABB

What’s new from ABB? Be sure to visit ABB's stand (K50) at The Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition. The Power and Automation giant will showcase key new features of its IRB 360 FlexPicker with the unveiling of an innovative modular concept solution offering high speed precision pick and placement with a host of options specific to the packaging industry. Leading ABB’s palletizing offer and another of the live robot demonstrations on the stand is the compact IRB 460 – said to be the ‘fastest palletizing robot in the world’. Capable of up to 2,190 cycles per hour, this 4-axis robot is perfect for high-speed end-of-line palletizing and bag palletizing. The IRB 460 occupies 20% less floor space and runs 15% faster than its nearest rivals. Visit the stand to find out more about ABB’s range of palletizing robots, grippers and the easy-to-use programming software, RobotStudio Palletizing PowerPac. This program, which runs on a PC, allows users to configure, simulate and program ABB robots and grippers for palletizing solutions, with little or no robot programming experience required – the ABB palletizing suite is designed to make palletizing simpler, faster and more efficient. The stand will also feature ABB’s smallest six axis multi-purpose robot the IRB 120 together with the IRC5 compact single phase controller, offering all the functionality and expertise of the ABB range but in a much smaller package. Brimming with benefits this lightweight robot arm is truly the most portable and effortless to integrate without any restrictions on mounting and is ideal for pick and place applications. The IRB 120 is also available as an ISO 5 (Class 100) cleanroom version, an ideal option for food and beverage, pharmaceutical and packaging applications. Initially released for the IRB 120 but now an optional controller with other robots in the ABB range, the IRC5 Compact controller offers the capabilities of the extremely powerful IRC5 controller in a truly compact format. Delivering space saving benefits and easy commissioning through single phase power input, it utilizes many of the well-known features of the IRC5 controller with familiar programming and operation, ensuring no additional training is required. Visit ABB and gain a better understanding of the benefits of robotic automated technology and discuss how this could transform your productivity and profitability within your own manufacturing processes.


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