Leading power and automation technology group, ABB will be showcasing their plasma cutting robot in a live demo at the National Manufacturing Week 2013.
ABB’s IRB 2600 industrial robot will be displayed in a plasma cutting demo cell using Hypertherm equipment at Stand 3517 at the NMW being held in Melbourne from May 7 to May 10.
The IRB 2600 will demonstrate 3D plasma cutting using robots. Integrated with Hypertherm plasma equipment, the ionised gas beam producing extreme heat will cut through pieces of metal rectangular hollow sections. The robot plasma demo cell on display can be customised to suit individual requirements.
Plasma cutting has been conventionally achieved on a 2D CNC profile cutting machine. ABB’s IRB 2600 six axis robot in conjunction with Hypertherm equipment delivers a cost effective plasma cutting solution with the investment as low as 20% of the cost of an equivalent laser cutter and with less ongoing running costs. The plasma can cut through mild steel, chrome/nickel steel material and aluminium with a highly precision cut at a thicker depth compared to laser.
Optimised for targeted metal fabrication applications, the IRB 2600 robot has flexible mounting options, a large working range and shorter cycle times providing optimal robot placement to increase production capacity and high productivity.
ABB Australia represents the ABB Group in Australia.