Compact workcells call for compact components. The portable, desktop IRC5 controller is one such component, intentionally designed to promote workcell configurations with small footprints.
When it was first released in 2009, the IRC5 compact controller accompanied the small IRB 120 robot model. Now ABB Robotics is expanding the scope of the IRC5 with line extensions to a total of six robot series: the IRB 120, IRB 140, IRB 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker, IRB 1410, and IRB 1600.
Many more applications and industries will benefit from the IRC5's compact footprint. Measuring just 258mm x 450mm x 565mm and weighing in at a low 27.5 kg, this small ABB controller cabinet is space-efficient while providing the same level of control as larger cabinets.
This new diversity of robot families truly expands the IRC5's range. The 6-axis IRB 1410 is an arc-welding robot. The 6-axis IRB 240 and IRB 1600 are multipurpose arms suitable for anything from arc welding and assembly to machine tending. ABB's delta-style IRB 360 Flexpicker model has found many uses in solar, food, and biotech industries, and the four-axis IRB 260 is designed specifically for packaging.