ABB Australia has introduced its newest robot, the IRB 2600 which features a new optimised, compact design that offers a high payload capacity of up to 20kg and an ultra-wide working range.
The IRB 2600 has the best accuracy and speed in its class, helping to increase output and introduce faster cycle times and lower scrap rates for improved productivity. This robot technology is particularly suitable for machine tending, material handling and arc welding; as well as other process applications.
- The new range or robots has many flexible mounting possibilities including floor, wall, inverted or shelf mounted, which helps to reduce floor space and increases access to the equipment being served. Wall-mounting is a new possibility for a robot of this size. These features enable more creative cell designs in a wide variety of industrial segments and applications.
- Another key feature of the IRB 2600 is its compact and lightweight design which results in a total arm weight of less than 300 kg. It has the same footprint as the ABB IRB 4600 – the first robot from ABB’s 4th generation mid range – and occupies less floor space than any other robot in its class. This small footprint makes it easier for the arm to reach down below its own base; providing improved access for more flexible and compact production.
- The IRB 2600 family contains three versions: two short arm variants (1.65m) for 12 or 20 kg payloads and a long arm variant (1.85m) with a 12 kg payload. Up to 27 kg payload is achievable for pick/place and packaging applications with the wrist held vertical.
- The robot is also extremely fast and can improve production cycle times by up to 25 percent. The high speeds and fast accelerations are achieved by a combination of the lightweight design combined with ABB’s patented QuickMove motion control software.