ABB has launched IRB 6660. The IRB 6660 is a robot that is dedicated to pre-machining applications in the foundry industry.
Olivier Coquerel, ABB Sales Manager says “This new robot is perfect for pre-machining and is designed for high-performance applications where robot stability is a key factor for success. The superior stiffness and robustness of the IRB 6660 allows for high productivity in challenging applications. It’s now possible to achieve a higher removal rate than before, which gives a shorter cycle time and higher productivity.”
The greater accuracy of the IRB 6660 also makes for consistent and better part quality, even during high and fluctuating process forces.
Olivier adds “In addition, the relatively heavy robot structure reduces both high and low frequency vibrations. This is especially important for machining applications, with the best combination being a heavy robot with a light spindle.”
The high productivity and accuracy of the IRB 6660 increases the application scope of robotised machining, which will save investment cost for the customer, since investments in robots are normally less, than in expensive dedicated machines.
RobotWare Machining Force Control, Foundry Plus and Absolute Accuracy are available as selected options for even better performance of the IRB 6660.
“The IRB 6660 robot is a combination of ABB’s well proven design and along with some new features, making it the stiffest articulated robot to date. This unique combination makes the IRB 6660 very reliable, accurate, cost efficient and easy to install and maintain” concludes Olivier
The IRB 6660 robot is available for sale in Australia from early May 2008, through ABB Certified Robot Partners.