The Perfect Medium-Sized Press Automation: ABB's IRB 6660FX

Apr 3, 2017

The IRB 6660FX robot is the latest robot-based press automation solution by ABB. It can handle up to 50 kg in payload and increase productivity by 25%. The 6660FX also has an output rate of up to 16 parts per minute. If you are considering integrating an automation system, contact experts today.

ABB IRB 6660FX Robot

ABB’s lat­est robot-based press automa­tion solu­tion is the IRB 6660FX robot. This is the fastest medi­um-sized (up to 50kg) trans­fer sys­tem on the mar­ket. Its large part com­pan­ion is the ABB IRB 7600FX and they both can increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty by more than 25% when com­pared with con­ven­tion­al 6‑axis robots. The 6660FX has an out­put rate of up to 16 parts per minute.

The 7‑axis IRB 6660FX was cre­at­ed by inte­grat­ing a dual action unit into the IRB 6660. It is suit­able for both new and exist­ing press lines and has opti­mized per­for­mance with car­bon fiber tool­ing and a spe­cif­ic design for tool height. This enables it to be placed into the die at low­er press settings.

Inter-press dis­tance can be decreased as parts are trans­ferred with­out hav­ing to be rotat­ed. This 7‑axis robot can elim­i­nate vibra­tions when parts are rotat­ed 180°. Fur­ther­more, to ensure the coor­di­nat­ed motion of these sev­en axes and ensure they are oper­at­ing at opti­mum speed and life­time, the IRB 6660FX is equipped with inte­grat­ed dynam­ic mod­el control.

ABB Robot­ics Prod­uct Man­ag­er for Press Automa­tion, Ramon Casanelles, calls the IRB 6660FX a Cost effec­tive and reli­able robot that has flex­i­bil­i­ty and ori­en­ta­tion capa­bil­i­ty. It is also an easy way for our cus­tomers to upgrade their exist­ing assets.” Ramon con­tin­ues, The IRB 6660FX rais­es the bar in press automa­tion to pro­vide cus­tomers with greater flex­i­bil­i­ty at greater speeds while sav­ing pre­cious pre­cious shop floor space,” added Casanelles.

The pro­gram­ming inter­face is user-friend­ly, as it can be pro­grammed the same way as its 6‑axis coun­ter­part, or pro­grammed using ABB’s Stam­p­Ware. Stam­p­Ware helps to increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and decrease learn­ing and set­up time for new pro­duc­tion. It is a fam­i­ly of con­troller soft­ware that cre­ates a more effi­cient pro­duc­tion line dur­ing instal­la­tion pro­duc­tion set-up, and opti­miza­tion of the robot cycle.

If you are look­ing to upgrade your press automa­tion solu­tion, then con­tact Robots​.com today to get start­ed on your ABB IRB 6660FX. Experts can be con­tact­ed online or at 8777626881.

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