ABB Robotics' newest robot model, the ABB IRB 2600ID, offers the benefits of Integrated Dressing (ID), which routes the cabling and hoses inside and in-line with the wrist and upper arm of the robot. These benefits range from better flexibility and speed, to ease in programming and more compact workcell configurations.
The IRB 2600ID Basics:
The ABB IRB 2600ID is a mid range robot with an 8kg payload capacity and generous two meter horizontal reach. It is well suited for machine tending, material handling and arc welding applications.
The standard IRB 2600ID-8/2.00 robot also comes in a large payload variant, the IRB 2600ID-15/1.85. Both variants are equipped with the IRC5 controller. They can be installed anywhere -- floor, wall, shelf, tilted, inverted.
Advantages of Integrated Dressing:
Programming: Thanks to ID, programming the IRB 2600ID is much faster and more straightforward. There are no hanging cables to factor into the equation. Nothing has to stop swinging before the robot can move again. According to ABB Robotics, programming time is reduced by 90% with ID design.
Speed: The robot can move at top speed because it is no longer has to wait until cables and hoses cease swinging. ABB Robotics states that this alone results in a reduction of welding cycle times by as much as 15%.
Flexibility: The ABB IRB 2600ID is built with a very compact footprint. Its base width is only 511mm. The integrated dressing design allows for a slimmer arm and wrist. With the additional flexibility, the IRB 2600ID can tackle hard to reach areas and easily conquer circular welds. Furthermore, thanks to the integrated cabling, welds can be much more densely organized -- with as much as 50% more robots, leading to much more output.
Longevity: Integrated Dressing keeps cables and hoses from wearing out as quickly. In fact, they last 2-3x longer.
For further information about the new ABB IRB 2600ID model or other new or used ABB robots, contact RobotWorx at 740-251-4312.