ABB is introducing two new robots, three new grippers, and a comprehensive software program to complement its existing palletizing product range. First is the compact, 110 kg capacity, IRB 460 to make palletizing simpler, faster and more efficient, 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 has a reach of 2.4 meters, occupies 20 percent less floor space and runs 15% faster than its nearest rivals.
Suited for high-output full-layer palletizing the IRB 760 robot boasts a payload capacity of 450 kilograms and a reach of 3.2 meters, this robot features high wrist inertia, that enables it to rotate heavier and larger products fast, making it suitable for palletizing beverages, building materials and chemicals
Three FlexGrippers round out the new hardware product offerings, including a Clamp, which comes in two sizes, for handling cases; a heavy-duty Claw for high-speed bag palletizing; and a Vacuum gripper that can handle up to five products at once.
The RobotStudio Palletizing PowerPac software, 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.
Edited by Constanze Schmitz