New robotic technology at NMW 2009

HEADLINING ABB's stand at NMW will be the new IRB 4600 robot which is described as the fastest, most accurate, low-weight, medium-sized robot ever with a 20kg to 60kg payload.

HEADLINING ABB’s stand (4902) at NMW will be the new IRB 4600 robot which is described as the fastest, most accurate, low-weight, medium-sized robot ever with a 20kg to 60kg payload.

Due to the new compact and optimized design resulting in a low weight, the robot can cut cycle times of the industry benchmark by up to 25%, the company claims.

NMW will also see the Australian launch of TrueView, a vision-guided robotic system which can see and react to changes in an industrial work environment. TrueView, which has been massively successful overseas, enables ABB’s robots to precisely locate the grip points of a disoriented object within a 3D space.

ABB will also have TrueMove/QuickMove, Multimove and Remote Service on show:

• Based on advanced dynamic modelling, TrueMove and Quickmove (standard with IRC5 Controller) optimize the performance of every ABB robot for the physically shortest possible cycle time and precise path accuracy.

• MultiMove which allows up to four robots to be perfectly synchronised by equipping each robot with its own drive module and share a common controller.

• Remote Service, the latest technology in robot servicing. It enables a robot to automatically alert a central database via wireless GPRS technology and the internet if there is an error. The alert then triggers an SMS to ABB’s on-call service engineer who can immediately access a detailed data and error log and quickly identify the exact fault and respond appropriately.

ABB 03 8544 0035, olivier.coquerel@au.abb.com.