ABB has introduced a new arc welding robot, the IRB 1600 ID.
The new model has features that offer benefits over traditional arc welding robots, including integrated processing cable, which enables customers to fully exploit the benefit of off-line programming.
The IRB 1600 ID is designed to allow the arc to weld in areas that are difficult to reach, offering an extreme degree of control over the operation.
The new model has other features that offer benefits over traditional arc welding robots, including integrated processing cable, which enables customers to fully exploit the benefit of off-line programming.
An increasing number of large manufacturers are using off-line programming in which the robot is programmed in concordance with the actual position of equipment and pieces.
This means production can continue during the programming process. However, this requires a reliable and flexible robot to minimise any disruptions to operation.
An important benefit of the IRB 1600 ID is that it enhances the ability for continuous operation, which is important when the rapid evolution of products and markets requires manufacturers to be very fast and agile in their operations.
Another plus for the new model is that the enclosed cable housing eliminates the problem of sharp parts damaging the cable, which can cause expensive disruptions to continuous operation. Not only does this feature save time, but it also reduces the need for maintenance and increases the lifetime of the complete robot system.
The IRB 1600 ID comes with the option to purchase the robot without the welding part, so that customers can use process equipment suited to their particular operation.
The new model is compact, so it is easier to handle and manipulate in tight spaces. This also provides easier access to the cabling for the operator. There is also the option to enclose the cabling completely to avoid contact with sharp edges on parts.
The ABB IRB1600ID is available throughout Australia from ABB certified robot partners.