ABB Robotics' new line of workpiece positioners promises to offer powerful, quick, and user-friendly options for robotic workcells. Each of the nine new positioners is well-suited for a variety of applications, including arc welding, metal finishing, deburring, and thermal cutting.
A number of upgrades and changes make this line one of the most versatile and accessible. The positioners are designed to work in synch with the workcell robot(s). They use the same software and drives as the ABB industrial robots.
This ABB positioner generation is built with greater payloads. They can now accommodate parts ranging from 250kg to 5,000kg. Payload capacity on ABB positioners IRBPK and IRBPR were increased to 1,000kg to provide more workcell versatility.
In addition to a variety of payload options, ABB's modular positioners provide a selection of different workcell configurations. The new generation has everything from fixed tables to rotating tables and Ferris wheel positioners. Choose from single, twin, and multiple station options.
Improved Cycle Times
A number of ABB software features work to optimize workcell cycle times. Dynamic High Performance Positioner (HPP) software is particularly valuable. It calculates and accommodates for gravity, inertia, and friction. Another software program, LoadID, figures out the exact weight of parts plus tooling.
ABB workpiece positioners are intentionally built to be accessible and easy to maintain. Software features make programming much faster and more automated. Additionally, the simplified modular design of ABB's positioners means there are fewer moving parts, thus fewer parts to maintain.
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